More MoT Woes

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Geo, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Geo

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    Tests for diesel cars and heavy vehicles are to be tightened up to ensure vehicles have a critical exhaust filter if one had originally been fitted as standard, Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.

    Garages and testing stations will check for a diesel particulate filter as part of the MOT test (or annual test for heavy vehicles) in February 2014.

    A diesel particulate filter is a device fitted to a diesel vehicle which filters particulate matter from exhaust gases. It does this by trapping solid particles while letting the gas escape.

    Filters must be ‘regenerated’ regularly, which involves burning the soot to gas at a very high temperature, leaving behind a residue. If not carried out properly, regeneration can lead to a build up of soot, which can affect performance. Some diesel vehicle owners have opted to remove the filter, which makes their car illegal for road use.
    Dont Do It:Doh:


    In February, vehicles will automatically fail the MOT test if a filter had been fitted as standard but is found to be no longer present.
     
  2. Bellini

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    Interesting. I know a few vehicles (none of my own) that have had this done and primarily to stop a clogged DPF from buggering up the engine.

    So how are the checks going to be made? The MOT test is non-invasive from my limited knowledge.

    Could a 'dummy' DPF be installed for a visual check, or maybe even a temporary real one?...
     
  3. Geo

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    You are probably correct on all three observations:thumb:
    Forgot to add we have already talked about plugging in our scanners to check for this sort of skulduggery your going to have to come up with a way to make the ecu believe the dummies are real as well
     
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    Not me. I don't own a mdoern diesel and have no intention of doing so. Large capacity V8's and old-tech diesels are my bag.

    The tuning firms will have to come up with the get-around as part of a remap. I'm sure they will otherwise they'll lose a lot in revenue from (what I can gather) these highly popular removals.
     
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    Gawd knows what they will make of mine then !!

    It is a pre-facelift pug ( 2006 ) on a 2007 plate.. It has NO filter and NO cat.. as per original from the factory !
     
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    Simple, It will be seized & crushed, you will be sentenced to 2 years in Cleethorpes :Smile:
     
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    OMG.. That IS serious :Sad: I went there once.. It was closed
     
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    Much more human if Jaws was crushed and the Pug sent to Cleethorpes.
     
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    cheers pal :Angry:

    And this from a V - Thong rider !!!! ( You quite like riding it but know you look a plonker on it !! )
     
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    You were very lucky then.

    I went there once and it was OPEN :Eek!:
     
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    No problem on mine.BUSBY:Laughing:
     
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    Even worse I went once and it was open :Rofl1:
     
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