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Title: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 28 November 2019, 20:14:29
Took my builder's van (53 plate Omega 2.6 CDXi ) for it's yearly official prodding by MOT tester
it passed ,no advisories  :)
it's the second time under my ownership
calculated that i'd spent more on petrol than i had buying the Omega  ;D
so now it's passed, i'm going to treat it to ....
Oh ,wait ,it doesn't need anything other than more petrol  :D
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 28 November 2019, 20:31:37
Mine is in for its yearly prodding session on Monday. Hope I get the same result.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: BazaJT on 28 November 2019, 20:33:27
Congratulations on the pass :y
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: ronnyd on 28 November 2019, 20:40:27
Nice one Dave.  :y
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Keith ABS on 29 November 2019, 10:29:49
I passed the french car lover last friday coming out of shrub end tip. Was he disposing of the french car? Who knows, scrap yard would not take it as they only want metal, not plastic ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: b4ndit on 29 November 2019, 11:02:28
Happy days :y :y
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 29 November 2019, 11:23:05
Thanks everyone  :)


Mine is in for its yearly prodding session on Monday. Hope I get the same result.
Hope it passes for you  :y
better than "hope" is to make sure all the lights work ,tyres,brakes are ok etc and check for tinworm which I know your doing  ;)
fingers crossed for you
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 29 November 2019, 12:02:32
I passed the french car lover last friday coming out of shrub end tip. Was he disposing of the french car? Who knows, scrap yard would not take it as they only want metal, not plastic ;D ;D

Didn't see you Keith. I assume you weren't driving the Monaro as Im sure I would have noticed that.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 29 November 2019, 12:03:47
Thanks everyone  :)


Mine is in for its yearly prodding session on Monday. Hope I get the same result.
Hope it passes for you  :y
better than "hope" is to make sure all the lights work ,tyres,brakes are ok etc and check for tinworm which I know your doing  ;)
fingers crossed for you

Cheers.Reasonably sure everything is ok, but will have a look for little silly things Monday morning.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 29 November 2019, 20:14:50
Mine is in for its yearly prodding session on Monday. Hope I get the same result.

Pray the MOT tester doesn't prod the new frenchie too much. :)
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 29 November 2019, 20:44:03
Mine is in for its yearly prodding session on Monday. Hope I get the same result.

Pray the MOT tester doesn't prod the new frenchie too much. :)
His proper car ,the 3.2 Omega , NOT the POS French turd soot chucker  :y
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: terry paget on 29 November 2019, 20:54:20
Congratulations on the pass, Dave. That must be the fastest builder's van in Derbyshire.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 29 November 2019, 22:16:55
Mine is in for its yearly prodding session on Monday. Hope I get the same result.

Pray the MOT tester doesn't prod the new frenchie too much. :)
His proper car ,the 3.2 Omega , NOT the POS French turd soot chucker  :y

Airfix 1 went through with no advisories a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 30 November 2019, 00:38:06
Mine is in for its yearly prodding session on Monday. Hope I get the same result.

Pray the MOT tester doesn't prod the new frenchie too much. :)
His proper car ,the 3.2 Omega , NOT the POS French turd soot chucker  :y

Airfix 1 went through with no advisories a couple of weeks ago.
all French cars get a MOT first time, the tester just wants the POS off his ramp and away from his garage  ;)
if he failed it, it would have to come back for re-test ,doubling the risk of a catastrophic fire ,caused by the dripping fluids and spontaneous combustion effect of French manufacturers wiring looms  :y
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 02 December 2019, 16:17:30
Well, the Omega passed but it did have a couple of advisories on front disc inner face corrosion and play in a balljoint. A couple of little jobs for after Christmas I think.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 02 December 2019, 16:28:04
Well, the Omega passed but it did have a couple of advisories on front disc inner face corrosion and play in a balljoint. A couple of little jobs for after Christmas I think.
Excellent  :)
congratulations on the pass  :y
front brakes are a piece of p155 on Omegas anyway

ball joint  :-\ I assume bottom one on the wishbone ?
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 02 December 2019, 16:30:32
Yep bottom balljoint, which is bolted on as I replaced them before, so also an easy job.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 02 December 2019, 16:34:37
Yep bottom balljoint, which is bolted on as I replaced them before, so also an easy job in the snow at minus 15 degrees
FTFY  ;)
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 02 December 2019, 16:44:03
Im too old and facked for that sort of caper. Parts will be sourced and then fitted on a day when the weather isn't too Baltic, whenever that may be. If it has to wait until April then so be it.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 02 December 2019, 17:42:29
Discs are a common 'not driven enough' issue ;)

Easily rectified, as you say :y
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 02 December 2019, 17:47:04
Discs are a common 'not driven enough' issue ;)

Easily rectified, as you say :y
yep
dump CL-Eeyore and drive the Omega all the time  ;D
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 02 December 2019, 18:39:29
If I could afford to drive the Omega all the time I would get rid of it and buy a Boxster.
It has done less than 4k miles in the last year, so that will be a contributory factor in the discs problem. Might try and get some genuine VX discs before Trade club shuts down.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: dave the builder on 02 December 2019, 19:10:38
If I could afford to drive the Omega all the time I would get rid of it and buy a Boxster.
It has done less than 4k miles in the last year, so that will be a contributory factor in the discs problem. Might try and get some genuine VX discs before Trade club shuts down.
If the Omega is spending long periods of time parked up ,no point in swapping the discs surely  :-\
they will just rust again
strip and clean the caliper guides, lube them etc to make sure they are free if worn or rusted inside 
sticking caliper or piston  :-\


Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: TheBoy on 02 December 2019, 19:11:09
Many Vauxhalls suffer this, where the inner face gets badly corroded , starting at the outer circumference and slowly working inwards.  Never seen this on other cars I've owned.  My MV6 and TB2 aside - where I tended to wear out the discs before this happened - this has happened on all my Omegas, and the Zafira. and the Nova...
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 02 December 2019, 19:22:10
Yup, so best to accept it as one of those foibles all cars have and change them once in a while. Probably about every three years/ 12k miles in my case.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: aaronjb on 03 December 2019, 08:58:29
Many Vauxhalls suffer this, where the inner face gets badly corroded , starting at the outer circumference and slowly working inwards.  Never seen this on other cars I've owned.  My MV6 and TB2 aside - where I tended to wear out the discs before this happened - this has happened on all my Omegas, and the Zafira. and the Nova...

I've seen that on almost every car I've owned - the MR2 was notorious for it (almost everyone would report the same problem, regardless of miles driven), the MINI discs were the same when I took them off.. haven't had it, however, on the BMW (genuine BMW discs) and we'll see how the MINI holds up now it too is running genuine BMW discs. Even the OE Toyota discs would do it, though. People would try painting the outer edge and top hat to no avail.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Andy B on 03 December 2019, 10:19:55
You can watch my Merc's brake discs rust ......  ;D
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: aaronjb on 03 December 2019, 10:22:59
You can watch my Merc's brake discs rust ......  ;D

You'll stay warmer coming inside and watching paint dry, though..  :D ;D
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 03 December 2019, 10:57:58
You can watch my Merc's brake discs rust ......  ;D

You'll stay warmer coming inside and watching paint dry, though..  :D ;D

That involves doing some decorating though...  :-\  ;D
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 03 December 2019, 10:59:38
Was going to have a look at the latest TC price for a set of discs / pads, but its been so long since I logged into the site, Ive forgotten the login details......again.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: Nick W on 03 December 2019, 11:00:59
Many Vauxhalls suffer this, where the inner face gets badly corroded , starting at the outer circumference and slowly working inwards.  Never seen this on other cars I've owned.  My MV6 and TB2 aside - where I tended to wear out the discs before this happened - this has happened on all my Omegas, and the Zafira. and the Nova...


happens to anything fitted with sliding calipers. Austin 1100s suffer from it.
Title: Re: My Builder's Van MOT
Post by: TheBoy on 03 December 2019, 17:49:35
Many Vauxhalls suffer this, where the inner face gets badly corroded , starting at the outer circumference and slowly working inwards.  Never seen this on other cars I've owned.  My MV6 and TB2 aside - where I tended to wear out the discs before this happened - this has happened on all my Omegas, and the Zafira. and the Nova...


happens to anything fitted with sliding calipers. Austin 1100s suffer from it.
Racking my brains to think what callipers my other cars had.  I thought the R25 was a sliding calliper setup, and I think the Jag is as well....