Diesel MoTs

Dec 21, 2008
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Anybody else read that the dreaded M o T for diesel engined vehicles is is getting tougher as from I think it’s June or July this year there could be trouble ahead:mad::mad::mad:
 
Oct 2, 2008
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The May changes are still only draft so not 100% certain will come into force then , quite common . The test re exhaust ,looks about the same levels havent been changed , they only have to be taken to 50% of max not as some used to be to max governed rpm . Usual wolf calls i think :)
 
Aug 7, 2007
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Did notice somewhere that any smoke coming from exhaust will be a fail !! if correct lots of motorhomes will be put off the roads I think !!
 
Oct 2, 2008
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Did notice somewhere that any smoke coming from exhaust will be a fail !! if correct lots of motorhomes will be put off the roads I think !!
Thats ones with DPFs

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Stretto Boy

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I cannot conceive that a large proportion of commercial vehicles - the vast majority of which are diesels - are going to be put off the road. Relax, it will be fine apart perhaps from older vehicles in poor condition and they will probably be OK once serviced properly.
 
Sep 28, 2015
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DPF's are going to be checked for tampering or removal, either case means failure and possibly a large fine. Plus any visible smoke from a vehicle with one is also a failure, accordingly to the news papers.
 

Northernraider

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Just wait till the mot tester puts the hose in the exhaust then ask him if he saw the match on telly the other night ......usually football takes over and he will just pass it :)

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Oct 12, 2009
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A couple of years ago our tester said our MH exhaust was near the emissions limit and that before next test I should give it a good 'blast' on the M/way. So on the way to the test I got up to 60-65 and dropped into 3rd gear for a mile or so. It sailed through the test and I do this each year and have had good results since.

If you do it, just watch the rev counter to ensure not over-revving as you go into third - the speed and gear I have quoted is fine on the 5-speed 2.8jtd, but other engines and gearboxes might be different.

Geoff
 
Oct 2, 2008
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Here is a video of the new MOT emission test being carried out
its at 43seconds in
 

Badknee

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No names, no pack drill but my 1992 Eunos Roadster passed the imitions test with flying colours, mind you the probe was shoved up the exhaust of a much newer car at the time. :whistle::LOL::LOL:
 

Northernraider

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Am I the only person getting a strange video there ...its half guys doing daft things and half a woman talking about feminism etc

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Oct 2, 2008
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As says at 43 seconds into video there is emissions from exhaust :)

probably at a level that would result in Fail not known if its a VW

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