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budgetbondbile

Rattling heat shield for mot pass/fail?

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It's dreaded mot time and I know it's more stringent now, does anyone know if a rattling heat shields a failure or not?

 

I've yet to get round to locating and securing it but I don't want to take it down there knowing that they mite force me to let 'them' fix it.

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If it’s insecure or likely to become disattachted it’ll fail. If it’s still fitted but just rattling it’ll pass. If it’s removed it’ll pass as long as it’s not a heat shield on a fuel tank. 

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Try and find a dedicated MoT centre - one that doesn't do repairs and servicing etc - you'll get a fairer test.

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Unfortunately that true, I’ve been a tester for a few years in 3 different dealers, I’ve worked with people who will ‘fail’ a car unless X Y Z is upsold. Completely unfair

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Thanks for the advice guys,  yeah I got free mot vouchers with a purchase at Halfords last year that are due to runout, it actually passed with just a couple of advisories last time to my amazement but just a bit more worried they've got me over a barrel this time, but I suppose that's generally the issue now.

 

But actually xanadu come to think of it that's a good point now, there is a council place just round the corner I've used in the past, but I wonder how it works now with them when your now not supposed to be able to drive a car away with a 'dangerous' defect even if there's test remaining when they don't do repairs, any recent experience on this one?

20 hours ago, Xanadu said:

Try and find a dedicated MoT centre - one that doesn't do repairs and servicing etc - you'll get a fairer test.

 

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3 hours ago, budgetbondbile said:

...any recent experience on this one?

 

I would hope that they wouldn't call the police if you ignored their advice not to drive it, but who knows?

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Common sense on this one. Do a pre check on your car. Wipers washer fluid all lights etc brake pads and most of all tyres. The amount of fools iv seen go for mot with bald tyres with cords coming out is mad.

If the basics are in check then less chance of getting a dangerous flag.

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On 16/09/2019 at 22:05, Cleario said:

If it’s insecure or likely to become disattachted it’ll fail. If it’s still fitted but just rattling it’ll pass. If it’s removed it’ll pass as long as it’s not a heat shield on a fuel tank. 

ye i recently had to add a few more bigger washers and nuts on mine as mine came lose i think i had to cable tie one end while all front ones and one rear back one are holding it better 

 

i also have my MOT next month so a pair of rear droplinks i should be ok (hopefully) 

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