The MOT testers manual for 2012 (sticky?)

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  1. gac

    gac Troll under ***'s bridge

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    2012 MOT testers manual (possibly won't work, it seems to have disappeared)
    New link if the above doesn't work

    That link is a link to the new (still technically "proposed" but must be almost final by now) MOT testers manual for the new regulations next year. Highlights:

    1) aftermarket HIDs will still pass an MOT if they have a good beam pattern. Levelling and washers are NOT required, but if you do have them, they must work (section 1.7, page 1)

    2) remaps are NOT an MOT test failure (no mention of the word "ECU" or "map" in the document at all)

    3) decatted diesels are NOT an MOT test failure. Only vehicles which require a full emissions test are eligible for the new visual check for a cat, since there's no emissions test for diesels then they can't fall into this category. And since there's no emissions test, a decat can't make you fail it. As long as you can pass the smoke test, you're fine (section 7.1, page 1)

    There's lots of uninformed people still commenting on threads with the various rumours that were going around months ago, mainly about the 3 points above. Everything you need to read is in this document, it's an official VOSA document which is now datestamped 01 Jan 2012, which is why I think this is pretty much the final version which will come into force in around ~6 weeks. Instead of blindly panicing about your HIDs/remap/decat, try spending some time reading this instead and work out how it will ACTUALLY affect you...
     
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  2. great_kahn

    great_kahn Spooge

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    Excellent stuff mate, i will copy and paste this around if you don't mind, fully crediting you.

    Cheers.
     
  3. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    Cheers for that!

    That also confirms that DIESEL cars registered after 1 July 08 now have new smoke rules

     
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  4. chris285

    chris285 leon mk1 fr tdi

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    mine passed the smoke test......just lol, got average of 2.85 with last 2 tests being over 3 :D
     
  5. Jordanwaterhous

    Jordanwaterhous Motorsport > Scene

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    That's good about HID's, pain in the ar5e to take them out for a day
     
  6. adamb87

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    Hmm I fancy hids now ........
     
  7. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    Nice one mate.
     
  8. adamb87

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    What about the need of washers,though on hids?
     
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  9. gac

    gac Troll under ***'s bridge

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    Jesus H Christ. Read the first post, you drongo. And then read the manual. And then delete that post and preferably never come back. That's the problem with the size of this forum, the average reading age can be measured in months, most days...
     
  10. vroomtshh

    vroomtshh Full Member

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    Wow, thats exactly what my head was telling me to type, but I thought it was maybe a bit harsh :lol:
     
  11. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    :rofl:
     
  12. Nutkin

    Nutkin Pop-a-Keg ya?

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    No the problem is the lack of intelect!
     
  13. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    think we might have broken it... SCN should come with a health warning :)
    although just seen only 130 odd views, so maybe not quite yet!

    and now its working again.
     
  14. gac

    gac Troll under ***'s bridge

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    Strange, would have thought the DFT could cope with a few hits. I can always upload it somewhere else, but that link will always lead to the latest copy. Not that I think it's going to change much now it's not watermarked as a draft, they're running out of time for changes now given that it's only 6ish weeks away.
     
  15. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    ignore me lol
     
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  16. andythom

    andythom Senior Member

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    Brilliant!

    Fed up telling people about bloody washers and levellers!
     
  17. adamb87

    adamb87 cupra gone :(

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    Sorry but what I have read from an mot tester on another forum you still need washers. Sorry to offend anybody !!
     
  18. oldman

    oldman Senior Member

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    sticky and lock then close all about mot so people have to read it
    save repeat questions?
     
  19. andythom

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    Here's the section that applies to hids

    Take what you may

    To me that says if hids are fitted with accompanying levellers an washers all 3 must be functional....

    IF THEY ARE FITTED!

    Therefore if you don't have levellers or washers you cannot fail for not having them!

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  20. oldman

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    which is exactly what gac said in the opening post:
     

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