Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Please play nicely.  No one wants to listen/read a keyboard warriors rants....

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT  (Read 375 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

JamesV6CDX

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gloucestershire/Buckinghamshire
  • Posts: 15779
    • Omega 3.2 Retail MV6 LPG
    • View Profile
Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« on: 01 December 2017, 21:33:29 »

I put one of my Omegas in for MOT a couple of weeks ago (The 52 3.2 Ex plod). I was pleased when all it failed on was headlamp aim, which I quickly cured by fitting the complete unit from my old breaker, and going back for the retest.

There is however, one advisory: "general underbody corrosion". I asked the tester exactly where, so I could address it, and his reply was along the lines of "nowhere specific, it's just a bit rusty under there, but structurally sound".

I am not familiar with the MOT handbook so not complaining as such, just curious. I would have though if they are advising on something like that, they have to be able to say exactly where it is?

I haven't been brave enough to remove the sill covers yet  ;D
Logged

neil74

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • newport
  • Posts: 236
    • 2.5 elite estate.
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #1 on: 01 December 2017, 21:53:56 »

At least it didn't fail on big holes in the chassis rails and sills which mine certainly will when its MOT is up on the 12th december. so hopefully its a case of a good grinding and repaint and your car should be good for years to come..
Logged

johnnydog

  • Intermediate Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • East Lancashire
  • Posts: 413
    • 2.6 & 3.2 sal, 3.2 est
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #2 on: 02 December 2017, 01:16:00 »

I sometimes wonder if MOT testers sometimes record advisories on older cars just to appease VOSA, when in fact there wasn't anything specifically amiss, but just so that it appears they have done a thorough test (even though they actually have).
I take a couple of classic Triumphs for their annual MOT and they always record an advisory as 'underside covered front to rear with underseal'.
They both have the original dealer applied underseal, which isn't particularly thick, and any 'dodgy' welding would be quite obvious. In truth, neither have ever been welded. Whether they think that regularly passing cars of this vintage with no advisories would raise an eyebrow within VOSA circles, I'm not sure.
I have previously had advisories commenting about panels that are covered, such as cills on the Omega, or full length underbody shields, such as on certain Audi's.
I think a lot of it is just 'arse covering' with older cars. Unless the corrosion is quite obvious, then I wouldn't worry about their comments unduly. I wouldn't think there are many Omegas out there without surface rust on the front and rear subframe areas, which some MOT testers may warrant an advisory.
Logged
2002 3.2 Elite saloon, 2003 3.2 Elite estate, 2003 2.6 Elite saloon

Keith ABS

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Maldon Essex
  • Posts: 1241
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #3 on: 02 December 2017, 07:57:40 »

 Mate of mine owns his own garage and has an MOT centre. He told me that to keep the VOSA eyes away, it is always best to put an advisory or two on older vehicles as VOSA then views it as that centre does good MOT inspections. He don't let anything go that should fail, obviously, but silly things like oil leak from front of engine etc, exhaust showing signs of age.. you get the picture

Keith ABS
Logged

Diamond Black Geezer

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • N E Lincolnshire
  • Posts: 5129
  • Diamond Black '96 CDX V6 - 'Pissy'
    • & a silly coupe coming...
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #4 on: 04 December 2017, 22:57:05 »

Aye, and how many of us have been given an advisory for something one year, which then passes fine the following?  Just rear end covering, im sure, nowt t worry about  :y
Logged
"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes." 4th Doctor

andyc

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Norfolk
  • Posts: 1232
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #5 on: 05 December 2017, 14:12:33 »

get under there with a few cans of wax oil and give the under side a good coating
Logged
Iceni Automotive. Classic Vauxhall/Opel Specialist. Service, Repairs, Restoration
Thetford. Norfolk

tunnie

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • Surrey
  • Posts: 35883
    • 3.2 Elite & Zafira Tourer
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #6 on: 05 December 2017, 16:02:12 »

Is worth checking areas....



Logged
Got a VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat? I have full Diagnostic software VCDS to read and program your car. Need something enabling? Perhaps full diagnostic? Drop me a PM. Can diagnose in Camberley or Osterley Area.

henryd

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • west cornwall
  • Posts: 7533
  • VW Touareg R5 tdi Auto
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #7 on: 05 December 2017, 16:44:00 »

Whoops,is that your 3.2 ???
Logged
other rides 
                Focus 1.6 mk2,Audi A3 tdi,306 cabriolet
                Sterling elite trekker pikey wagon

tunnie

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • Surrey
  • Posts: 35883
    • 3.2 Elite & Zafira Tourer
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #8 on: 05 December 2017, 17:24:56 »

Whoops,is that your 3.2 ???

Yup. Needs new sills.  :(
Logged
Got a VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat? I have full Diagnostic software VCDS to read and program your car. Need something enabling? Perhaps full diagnostic? Drop me a PM. Can diagnose in Camberley or Osterley Area.

henryd

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • west cornwall
  • Posts: 7533
  • VW Touareg R5 tdi Auto
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #9 on: 05 December 2017, 19:13:19 »

Whoops,is that your 3.2 ???

Yup. Needs new sills.  :(

Bugger,is it just what's in the picture or more widespread ?,I wouldn't fit a whole sill for that bit of corrosion
Logged
other rides 
                Focus 1.6 mk2,Audi A3 tdi,306 cabriolet
                Sterling elite trekker pikey wagon

tunnie

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • Surrey
  • Posts: 35883
    • 3.2 Elite & Zafira Tourer
    • View Profile
Re: Strange Corrosion advisory on MOT
« Reply #10 on: 05 December 2017, 19:46:23 »

Needs proper inspection really, in discussions with Serek  :y
Logged
Got a VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat? I have full Diagnostic software VCDS to read and program your car. Need something enabling? Perhaps full diagnostic? Drop me a PM. Can diagnose in Camberley or Osterley Area.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.09 seconds with 16 queries.