MOT Emmissions (Geo???)

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  1. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

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    Hi Folks

    Was wondering if any of you MOT type chaps (Geo!!!!) could clear up a little question for me.

    I took the pickup for its MOT today and it failed on the emmissions :cry:

    I asked him to do the work to get it through the test but as its an American pickup he looked a bit daunted :Wink:

    He then took a look at the tax disc and said "aaarrrrr its pre 2004 and has a tax revenue of £185 per year, doesnt need to pass the emmissions test" and promptly passed it :thumb:

    Is this true or did he just pass it cos he didnt fancy the job of making it pass???

    Thanks in advance as always :thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    mines a 54 and was close to failing.
     
  3. Geo

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    He shouldn't have tested it in the first place as he has no test criteria to test it to, its a visual test only
    I'd like to know what he entered into his gas machine to even start the test
    Tax disc my a**se:Doh:
    Geo
    I asume were talking the yank tank here:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    makes a bit of a mockery of the immisions test dunnit...no data, no check.

    my '83 SJ410 had no official data so couldnt be tested but using my Gunsons analyser it was around 5 or 6%....wouldnt run any other way.
     
  5. MAUBRI

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    Hi geo,

    You have me confused, I had my 1996 RV tested last year at a VOSA test station down here in Camborne, Cornwall and they did an emissions test and it passed ??

    Brian
     
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    I only ever had 1 MOT done on my RV & the guy who tested it admitted he couldn't be sure how to do it on a yank engine. He just gave it a pass.
     
  7. dazzer

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    Hi Geo

    Yes its "My Baby" (A Ford F150 SVT Lightning) that was tested.

    Thanks for the info, I wasnt sure if was taking the p*** :Rofl1:
     
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