User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: MOT Emmissions question

  1. #1
    Regular Member RobW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tain - Easter Ross
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default MOT Emmissions question

    How long do they have the car running for and how much fuel would they be expected to use?

  2. #2
    Full Member Big Sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Is a very naughty boy
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    As long as its up to temperature not long, why? I think - although probably wrong - that a drive is part of the test?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

  3. #3
    Regular Member RobW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tain - Easter Ross
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Just curious. Have done an extra 15 or so miles this week and used slightly less diesel than normal (I drive about 360 miles per week for work) and have had an MOT in the middle of that too.

    Was just curious to see how much of a difference the new 'stat has made!

  4. #4
    Regular Member m8internet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    During the test I would expect the car to use no more than 2 litres of fuel (based on idle consumption of 0.4 gallons per hour)
    Ironically, in the event the car runs out of fuel during the test then it is a fail!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    As long as its up to temperature not long
    I think - although probably wrong - that a drive is part of the test?
    Towards the end of the test the engine is started, to check for exhaust blowing, and then left to idle for up to 10 minutes
    The MoT tester should not have any need to take the car in a drive away from the test bay

    This presents problems on cars where the temperature gauge is not working or the engine is so efficient the gauge does not move (such as the 1.9 CDTI)
    Equally, some smaller cars don't even have a temperature gauge (just a warning light)
    Last edited by m8internet; 25th February 2011 at 20:57.

  5. #5
    Regular Member RobW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tain - Easter Ross
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Usually you get a print out of the emmissions but he didn't give me one and didn't say anything about it, i.e didn't say they were high etc.

    Car was parked after a journey of 35 ish miles at 6.50am and test was issued at 9.52 am.

    Going to be a while before getting a proper comparison test, not using the car for the next week or 2

  6. #6
    Full Member Big Sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Is a very naughty boy
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Towards the end of the test the engine is started, to check for exhaust blowing, and then left to idle for up to 10 minutes
    The MoT tester should not have any need to take the car in a drive away from the test
    so that would be a "no they don't conduct a test drive!"


    So many words for a simple answer
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

  7. #7
    Regular Member m8internet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    So many words for a simple answer
    It's been suggested I become a politician, and could waffle for several hours without ever answering the question that was raised, or when necessary give a direct and simple answer...
    It's almost essential when completing company records, in order to hide the truth from the shareholders!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Emmissions Light
    By IWC in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21st January 2011, 13:57
  2. Emmissions light on. Help needed asap
    By stokie-lee in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29th July 2010, 12:00
  3. emmissions light on dashboard
    By pmitchell in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23rd January 2010, 17:57
  4. emmissions light
    By spooney in forum Petrol Engine related
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16th November 2008, 14:01
  5. emmissions
    By WeDesign in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14th February 2008, 15:58

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •