MOT and Weight...

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  1. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

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    For the first year I haven't had to spend £1,000 to get through the MOT :thumb: Van has passed after spending £60 freeing up front brake sliders, replacing bulb and reattaching motor to front headlight. So total MOT costs this year £65 :BigGrin:

    However it did flag two jobs up that desperately need doing that will cost me close to £1,000. Tyres, Oil sump and Leaf springs.

    But I have got a couple of months to get them done :thumb:

    I noticed that the MOT test point I was at does a per axle weight measurement and calculates the total vehicle weight.
    good news I still have 320KG of available payload. This is a relief as I calculated I was getting close...

    I am a happy chappy today.
     
  2. JJ

    JJ Funster

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    Brilliant Karl!

    It's a great feeling that I remember well. In the days when my van was, shall we say, a touch on the tired side the MOT pass day was one of the highlight days of the year. I used to have an MOT party night at the local.

    Since getting the Iveco (and Hymer) those days have gone. They are expected to pass the test... :Wink:

    JJ :Cool:
     
  3. FULL TIMER

    FULL TIMER Read Only Funster

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    Nice one, mines due in May hoping it doesn't need to much doing to it only needed a number plate bulb last year, as for leaf springs I came across this company whilst searching out some heavy duty Renault master ones for a customer seemed reasonable prices might be worth a call
    http://www.ukaftermarket.com/index.php
     
  4. B-well

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    mine is due end of month, just changed all oil and filters, checked brakes and sump gasket changed as slight leak only to read slight leak is useful for stopping sump going rusty.
    some slight wheel play in N/s front axle (not wheel bearing) and will await outcome of test.
    now for good news only cost £20 for mot and able to take van back after repairs if needed for free re test. now i do allow testing station to undertake minor replacements if required ie change wiper blades, bulbs ect but still keep biting me nails and fingers crossed
     
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