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    In for MOT yesterday thinking exhaust might be a bit iffy.

    When she said failed for number plate spacing

    and exhaust emmissions. Would have to do tech 2 to find out reason.

    Turned out to be cat failure. New cat would be £469.00 thank you very much!!

    Phoned around, Quikfit quote £606.00

    EU quote £295.00 and fit it yourself.

    Question. How long should a cat last. I'm at 61000 miles.

    Number plate.

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    Too much of a space between the T and the 22

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    Yeah, but not as bad as some. at least the numbersa are legal size.

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    probably not what you want to hear but I think they should be stricter on plates, some of the abominations I see are beyond belief.

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    Problem is that funny spacing can upset ANPR systems

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    "Not as bad as some" unfortunately isn't a valid argument though I'm afraid Tony. The rules are there and the tester has to follow them. Best thing to do is get a pair of Irmscher number plate holders and have a set of 'MOT' plates to hand

    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Problem is that funny spacing can upset ANPR systems
    That is exactly why they are so strict on it. They wouldn't want to miss the chance of nabbing someone for £60 would they
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    "Not as bad as some" unfortunately isn't a valid argument though I'm afraid Tony. The rules are there and the tester has to follow them. Best thing to do is get a pair of Irmscher number plate holders and have a set of 'MOT' plates to hand



    That is exactly why they are so strict on it. They wouldn't want to miss the chance of nabbing someone for £60 would they
    And if some scrote has it on his toes with your pride and joy, those self-same ANPR systems might just pick it up quickly and have a nice 2.8T up behind it before you've had a chance to call your insurers.

    Double edged sword
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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Too much of a space between the T and the 22
    As well as a black cap numberplate fixing between the 2 & 2 to try and make it look like 2.2

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    I wouldnt even drive past a Quik Fit, let alone actually ask them for a quote!! They'll arse rape you for the cat and then, just as you think it couldnt get any worse they'll try and tell you all 4 disc and pads are shot, the steering rack is shafted and 2 of the tyres are illegal!!

    As for the lifetime of a cat.... who can say how long it takes to get through 9 lives?!

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    yep you even have to have the standard make of numberplate.
    Ive a set to go on when M.O.t times beckons next week .
    a little bit of doublesided tape thats all it needs.

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