MOT passed and Axels greased (1 Viewer)

Aug 17, 2011
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As the title says, Our motorhome passed it's MOT with flying colours.
Most importantly though I was able to get the rear axels greased as per the ALKO service schedule.
I get the mechanic to do this while carrying out the mot. He has to jack the van off it's rear wheels to do checks, so it's a perfect time to grease the (tag) axels. I give (force on) him a tenner for his trouble.
A tip others may find useful.
 

TheBig1

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Problem is that your mechanic is breaking the rules if he carries out work on the vehicle at the same time it is on the ramp or over the pit for a DVSA MOT inspection. Ok to do it before or after the MOT is completed but not during
 

RichardandKaren

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Also, and I may be imagining this, I thought that I read somewhere that when greasing the Alko axel you are only supposed to lift one side at a time. Something to do with not over greasing. Might be completely wrong though.
 

Geo

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As the title says, Our motorhome passed it's MOT with flying colours.
Most importantly though I was able to get the rear axels greased as per the ALKO service schedule.
I get the mechanic to do this while carrying out the mot. He has to jack the van off it's rear wheels to do checks, so it's a perfect time to grease the (tag) axels. I give (force on) him a tenner for his trouble.
A tip others may find useful.
DVSA (Vosa) Too:Eeek:

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I do mine completely elevated with four jacks to avoid over stressing the chassis.

According to an Alko engineer at the NEC some time ago, either method of greasing the rear axle is OK.
Two wheels elevated, or one at a time (same as changing a wheel)
The wheels only just need to be clear of the floor.
 

Lenny HB

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Also, and I may be imagining this, I thought that I read somewhere that when greasing the Alko axel you are only supposed to lift one side at a time. Something to do with not over greasing. Might be completely wrong though.
You are supposed to lift both sides at the same time but Al-Ko say it is OK to lift both sides.
Get our done with the damp check & don't get charged.
 

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