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MoT failure
« on: 20 April 2018, 09:34:33 »

Well, that was inevitable...

It failed.

Rear of both sills missing, front of the os sill now has a 5" hole in it and one of the brake pipes front to rear is donald.

Oh and leaving the test, the EML came on ::)

On a positive note, he made no comment on the headlights :D

So, do I 1. Buy another Omega estate, keep the recently replaced suspension and scrap the rest;
2. Get it repaired; or 3, sell it as is and buy something else?

Choices, choices...
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #1 on: 20 April 2018, 10:20:59 »

Ask TB to raid the OOF emergency fund, Al.

I believe 10,000 can be made available to senior members in need of a replacement car. :)
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #2 on: 20 April 2018, 10:21:47 »

You can do the pipe for a fiver in bits and some work. Reroute it if necessary to make the job easier.


Sills are 50 each, with some welding. I have a pair here if you need them in a hurry.


Any Omega you buy is likely to need that, so fixing yours is a better idea.


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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #3 on: 20 April 2018, 10:56:00 »

Well, that was inevitable...

It failed.

Rear of both sills missing, front of the os sill now has a 5" hole in it and one of the brake pipes front to rear is donald.

Oh and leaving the test, the EML came on ::)

On a positive note, he made no comment on the headlights :D

So, do I 1. Buy another Omega estate, keep the recently replaced suspension and scrap the rest;
2. Get it repaired; or 3, sell it as is and buy something else?

Choices, choices...
Leaving the test centre? I would have thought the garage would have impounded it.  ;D
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #4 on: 20 April 2018, 11:41:00 »

Fix it. You know your not happy if you are not under a omega messing with something..

O by the way Dont use a grinder  ;D
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #5 on: 20 April 2018, 12:00:16 »


Leaving the test centre? I would have thought the garage would have impounded it.  ;
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Under the new MOT rules due on 20th May, this is exactly what will happen as it will be illegal to drive an MOT failure away from a test centre.  ::)

Fine for normal folk who would leave the car at the garage for repair anyway, but a PITA for DIYer's as you either break the law or get it recovered home on a truck or trailer.  :P
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #6 on: 20 April 2018, 12:01:57 »

Buy yourself a MIG welder and get stuck in.  :y
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #7 on: 20 April 2018, 12:11:42 »


Leaving the test centre? I would have thought the garage would have impounded it.  ;
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Under the new MOT rules due on 20th May, this is exactly what will happen as it will be illegal to drive an MOT failure away from a test centre.  ::)

Fine for normal folk who would leave the car at the garage for repair anyway, but a PITA for DIYer's as you either break the law or get it recovered home on a truck or trailer.  :P

Many rogue traders will deliberately fail the car giving the owner no option but to leave it at a garage where it will be repaired badly and expensively.
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #8 on: 20 April 2018, 12:13:39 »

Buy yourself a MIG welder and get stuck in.  :y
Not ruling that out :y
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #9 on: 20 April 2018, 12:33:45 »

Ask TB to raid the OOF emergency fund, Al.

I believe 10,000 can be made available to senior members in need of a replacement car. :)

I'm sure it's somewhere in them T's and C's  ::)
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #10 on: 20 April 2018, 12:49:59 »

Ask TB to raid the OOF emergency fund, Al.

I believe 10,000 can be made available to senior members in need of a replacement car. :)

I'm sure it's somewhere in them T's and C's
::)

You've read them?!  :o  ;D
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #11 on: 20 April 2018, 13:11:36 »

Many rogue traders will deliberately fail the car giving the owner no option but to leave it at a garage where it will be repaired badly and expensively.

I am sure the government are hoping it will result in more cars being scrapped so they can be replaced with new ones to:

a) Prop up the economy. CONSUME!
b) Be replaced with LEVs or ZEVs because THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #12 on: 20 April 2018, 15:47:40 »


Leaving the test centre? I would have thought the garage would have impounded it.  ;
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Under the new MOT rules due on 20th May, this is exactly what will happen as it will be illegal to drive an MOT failure away from a test centre.  ::)

Fine for normal folk who would leave the car at the garage for repair anyway, but a PITA for DIYer's as you either break the law or get it recovered home on a truck or trailer.  :P
Is that right? My MOT centre is so short of space we candidates queue up in the road. If he impounded one day's MOT failures he'd be chock a block. That means I can drive my untaxed car for an MOT, but if it fails I have to walk home.
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #13 on: 20 April 2018, 16:48:05 »

You can do the pipe for a fiver in bits and some work. Reroute it if necessary to make the job easier.


Sills are 50 each, with some welding. I have a pair here if you need them in a hurry.


Any Omega you buy is likely to need that, so fixing yours is a better idea.
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Re: MoT failure
« Reply #14 on: 20 April 2018, 17:01:13 »

You can do the pipe for a fiver in bits and some work. Reroute it if necessary to make the job easier.


Sills are 50 each, with some welding. I have a pair here if you need them in a hurry.


Any Omega you buy is likely to need that, so fixing yours is a better idea.
PM sent :y


Saw it, but have been putting an MGF back together for the weekend.


Have you had a poke about inside the rear wheelarch at the end of the sill under the plastic cover, and along the lower edge of the inner sill yet? Photos would help. I'm probably free the week starting 29 April.
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