mot and service history

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  1. monacosteve

    monacosteve Read Only Funster

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    went for mot yesterday and was told they wouldnt commence the mot
    without seeing the service history, when i told the guy i had never been asked
    before i was told it had not been implemented very long.
    Luckily i had service history up to date and motorhome sailed through.

    Steve
     
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    All of my vehicle no longer have main dealer history and RV none at all although did speak to the previous owner in the States.
     
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    Might be worth getting some paperwork together before next mot.

    Steve
     
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    Hi Steve ..

    AFAIK there is nothing in the MOT test that says you need to show service history .. if that were the case thousands of cars would fail.. I think this guy was having you on .. or tested you as an HGV ? perhaps Geo will enlighten us
     
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    well i also was asked for service history on my kangoo in jan the guy wanted proof that
    my cambelt had been done.
    Steve
     
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    I'd have taken my business elsewhere. I've never heard of such nonsense. Service history doesn't prove a damn thing (easily faked and often the first things to disappear when left inside vehicles at an auction).
     
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    I didnt say the guy who did my motorhome was going to fail me, he just said he
    would like to see it before it commences.

    Steve
     
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    wish i could go somwhere else but the ministry in plymouth wont do yanks
    anymore
     
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    but your first post implied it was a pre condition of the MOT, and it had just been implemented..

    So if you had refused he would have refused to test ?

    sounds like he needs reporting to VOSA or whoever governs the MOT
     
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    as monacosteve has said...they normally only need to know when the timing belt was changed but then only on a diesel engined vehicle.

    the engine is revved to the governer a number of times to get the emmisions reading......the opposite to a petrol engine which is taken on tickover.

    not 100% sure but if the belt breaks during the test you may have a claim against the tester for a wrecked motor.

    if the belt is due renewal the tester can, and will, refuse to test.

    just spoke to my bro, an mot tester, and as far as he's aware it comes into force in 2012 when the mot will be every two years as opposed to one year,
    the untested year will rely on the vehicle being properly serviced at that service interval.

    im sure Geo can either confirm or refuke this. either way my bro's garage dont both now providing the customer can verify, verbaly or writen, when the belt was renewed, if applicable
     
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    Ah.......sounds like an HGV job then? Though would have thought a place the size of Plymouth had that facility?

    Even near where i live there is an HGV station out in the 'back of beyond'!
     
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    ministry testing stations dont only test HGV's.:Doh:

    they test cars, buses, trucks and artic trailers and probably motorbikes.
     
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    Thanks for that info.
    so will they be asking for service info in the future at mot stations.
    Or is it just were i am taking my motohome even when i rung to book it in
    he asked to bring it.
    are they just covering there backs if something goes wrong.
    Steve
     
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    This is fair enough, but the first post was still very misleading... and the cam belt was only mentioned in the next post about the kangoo.

    Also, large diesels generally don't have timing belts .. mine, a Cummins has gears and a chain..
     
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    in plymouth they will only do hgv
     
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    mines a cummins but he still asked for service history
     
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    Well you wont get the HGV station where i live doing cars or motorbikes John!

    But it does make sense to me that an HGV testing station would have the facility to test a sizeable/heavy RV.....unlike one doing cars etc where the 4 poster simply wouldn't have the capability.


    However........here's your answer
     
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    Don't quite see the point here Jim.

    My 3 series BMW didn't have a timing belt either......it's chain driven same as yours.
     
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    will ring said garage again tomorrow and find out why he needed to see service history,
    and will let you know tomorrow.
    steve
     
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    maybe, but i never said HGV station....i said MINISTRY testing station.

    the one in scarborough does as my bro's suggested it to me in the past.:thumb:

    at a price you can use their weighbridge as well.
     
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