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Old 15-01-14, 20:43
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Anyone else get nervous and procrastinate about taking their van in or a M.O.T

Finally took mine today got the 2 new tyres it needed and the exhaust repaired by the cat

And it flew through
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Old 15-01-14, 20:49
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Mine is going in on Friday and you can't help worrying.
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Old 15-01-14, 22:16
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Had mine tested this morning, passed with no advisories.
Tester had difficulty accepting the emissions , couldn't believe reading was so low !!
He suspected leaky exhaust, but found it to be ok.

1994, 2.4D, auto, lwb, high top, 114 k

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Old 15-01-14, 23:08
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Mine passed yesterday with one advisory. Always worrys me mot time. Hate it. In the 5 years ive owned my t4 its never failed, but I do stay on top with it, any problems are put right asap.
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Old 16-01-14, 09:59
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Did mine a couple of weeks ago. 2000 Caravelle, owned six months. 137500 miles, with little history since 100k, I was a little worried about emissions and prevaricated so much that MoT had actually expired by the time I got around to booking it in! Also, with it being a cheap voucher deal I wondered if they might try and find some work to do on it?

Turned out I shouldn't have worried, it was all good (including the coffee as I waited). A couple of advisories:-
1.Amber brake wear light - discussed with tester beforehand as I know some dash warning lights are now a fail. I'd checked fronts / replaced rears & found that one sensor was missing, one corroded. Not worth getting new - tester was helpful, gave me directions for a local VW breakers.
2. Engine covers obstructing. New as of last year? Ironic, given that the main undertray isn't fitted.

Derby ATS will get my business next year

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Old 16-01-14, 21:11
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Hi guys
Why should anyone be worried if it fails fix it no probs MY 91 goes through every year but the tester is my mate of 28 years
good luck
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Old 16-01-14, 21:32
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Originally Posted by Spykey View Post
Had mine tested this morning, passed with no advisories.
Tester had difficulty accepting the emissions , couldn't believe reading was so low !!
He suspected leaky exhaust, but found it to be ok.

1994, 2.4D, auto, lwb, high top, 114 k
same with my 1994 2.4d this morning
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