The MOT testers manual for 2012 (sticky?)

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  1. andythom

    andythom Senior Member

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    Of course it was....but thought I'd make it plain simple and easier to understand for our special members
     
  2. chris285

    chris285 leon mk1 fr tdi

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    well good news for mean as means factory fitted xenon headlights on my next car are not essential then :)
     
  3. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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  4. gac

    gac Troll under ***'s bridge

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    Seems that the original link has been removed, an alternative is here
     
  5. Bashiee

    Bashiee Torque Winning - TDI

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    how do you check the beam pattern of hids?
     
  6. big rich

    big rich VAG techie

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    with a headlight beam tester
     
  7. Jarre

    Jarre Senior Member

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    i guess what it means is, if the beam pattern is as good as standard halogens then all is okay! If the light is all over the shop and going to dazzle drivers, no good!
     
  8. big rich

    big rich VAG techie

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    Yeh basically mate, although in my experience they fook the beam up a bit
     
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  9. Jarre

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    Mine is no different mate!
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  10. big rich

    big rich VAG techie

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    I dont check lights on a garage door when im doing a mot lol :p
    but yours dont look bad tbf.
     
  11. gac

    gac Troll under ***'s bridge

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    This year's worry - the DPF

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-rules-for-mot-to-test-for-diesel-particulate-filter

    If you've had it done "properly" (removing the internals only, leaving the casing, and having the software adjusted) then you might be alright. I would assume that the DPF warning light still needs to come on during initialisation of the panel, and then go out, any other behaviour would indicate a fault.

    If you've had the DPF physically removed, then you're probably screwed (dodgy tester aside)...
     
  12. gac

    gac Troll under ***'s bridge

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    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...ata/file/275427/mot-special-notice-1-2014.pdf

    Looks like a decatted diesel is an MOT failure now; as is a diesel with no DPF where one was fitted as standard. Cats have been mandatory on all cars for a good number of years so most people on here are probably out of luck on that, with a DPF you may be able to persuade the tester that your car didn't have one depending on age.

    It also doesn't say whether it's just a visual check so if you've had your DPF gutted and replaced with straight pipe inside the DPF casing then you might be alright, depends whether they do any kind of electronic check I guess and whether the de-DPF software fakes the response of a DPF in good condition or not.
     
  13. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    Its a visual check, best route now is to gut your DPF/CAT still leaving the casing in place.

    Removal of petrol cat's has been illegal for years but we still do it.
     

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