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MOT Time!

Started by KingyMAK, August 04, 2022, 03:04:03 AM

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The old girl Audrey went over a mechanics friend of the family's house this evening ready for being in for MOT in the morning.

Dreading what we can fail on, but all has been catered for to my best ability I think!?

New:
Drop links
Balljoints
Wishbone bushes
Arb (the bar) bushes
Centre exhaust section, which I have to say, the original part was creating some heat around the heat shield above as evidenced by marking, so I've applied some 'fancy wrap' to help deflect it a bit more straight out the box, but I do understand it could of been the split on the side of the centre box itself.

Possible faults:
Top mounts
Struts on fronts and maybe rears, but springs are/seem to be in good condition.
Cars a bit messy...  :laugh:

Other than that, the chassis has no rot or rusting to it, but I have a tiny amount of rust bubbling at the bottom of both rear doors, and a small amount on O/S Rear Arch, too, which I'm hoping to sort out soon!

Fingers crossed she lives on another year!

Hope so, that  130 engine is a peach

I know it sounds crazy, but give the light bulbs a quick check and also the wiper rubbers too.

Lots of scam MOT places like to say you have a bulb out (then charge you £15 or so to fix it), so I always check mine right before it goes in for the test - and I let them know I've checked it, too.

I find that if you give the car a good wash and leave a Haynes manual on the passenger seat, the car is much more likely to pass too.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all. Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

So I got a fail!

NS rear shock
Rear exhaust box

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Number plate deteriorated

Got them to do the work as needed it asap, rear shocks & exhaust with tests for £300...  :cry:

Rear exhaust box. Hmm, did you inspect it yourself just to make sure it really does need replacing.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all. Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

KingyMak - I hope you have your Sharan back now, ready for another year. I am always puzzled as to how to judge a shock absorber performance, in advance of the MOT test, and I usually just follow the advice to push down on each corner and try and judge the 'return bounce'. Did you spot anything like leaks on your failed shock, or were both dry?