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    Default M.O.T 2012 - New Rules (Not Finalised ATM)

    Seen a few threads pop up recently with regards to M.O.T questions and have come across this Info about the new 2012 regulations that are proposed for 1st January 2012. Not my own info just copied and pasted.

    As they are apparently not finalised don't take them as gospel. I think the 'CAT' one will catch a few people out???

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    Copied from UKFN (ANDY G) mot tester for ford.

    Tonight I attended what is known as an MOT seminar, basically the head honchos from VOSA go to each area, and talk about the MOT scheme, including changes to the test.

    As I said in the thread about the new EU directive, as soon as I knew what was changing in the MOT test I would post it up. These changes are to be brought into the test on 1st January 2012, not before. So here goes...

    Steering lock operation - Steering locks not engaging when the ignition key is removed will fail.
    Engine warning lamps, brake fluid warning lamps, ESP lamps, EPB lamps illumination - ANY of the above illuminated indicating a fault will fail.TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring systems) warning lamps - Again, if illuminated indicating a fault, will fail.Airbag/SRS lamp illumination - If this warning lamp is illuminated it will fail.
    HID Headlamps - Now, a little grey area here. They will be included in the new test, and will fail if they prove to be outside of the specified conditions... but the conditions and reasons for rejections haven't been written/decided yet, so sit tight.
    Wiring - Any wiring (loomed or otherwise) that is damaged, or fitted in such a way that could cause damage to said wiring, or other systems will fail.
    Engine mountings - Engine mountings will be a part of the test. incorrect mounting, corrosion in a prescribed area etc will fail.
    PAS (Power assisted steering) fluid level will be tested.
    Rear doors must open in the new test. Previously (and currently), if the tester feels he can access the testable items in the rear (seatbelts, prescribed areas etc) without needing the doors open, they don't need to open. This will now be a failure.
    13 pin towbar sockets - tested for correct operation using a plug in testing tool.
    Inappropriate modifications or repairs - The wording on this is quite vague at the moment, but if a major component has been modified, and that modification/repair makes the vehicle dangerous or seriously weakens the original component, expect it to fail.
    ANY ball joint dust cover - The small rubber boots over ball joints must be intact and free or splits, tears or holes, or it fails.
    All CVJ gaiters will be tested - Currently, only the front outer] CVJ gaiters are tested. This new rule extends it to inner and outer, front and rear.
    A catalytic converter missing WILL be a reason for failure, regardless of whether or not the emissions limits are met.
    Fuel pipe chaffing or damage - Currently they only fail when they are leaking, this rule means that any chaffing or rubbing causing damage will fail.
    The braking imbalance limit is lowered to 30% across all axles.
    Vehicles built post July 2010 will have to have at least 58% braking efficiency to pass (currently it's 50% for a dual circuit braking system)
    Insecure batteries will become a failure
    The main beam warning lamp must illuminate with the main beam lamps
    All light switches must operate the corresponding lights immediately. No tapping, or wiggling to make it work!


    Remember, these changes will all be brought into testing starting from the 1st January 2012. The exact wording of each failure has yet to be released.

    brifen

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    ill be getting my car tested in December then!

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    With regards to the CAT is that going to affect diesels too, even Euro 4 and earlier?

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    oh great !.
    haveing an mot is bad enough without it being made even harder to pass after xmas this year.. this govornment just wants us to buy brand new petrol sipping butty box's

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    they plan on removing my bumper then to check my psf level ha ha

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    With regards to the CAT is that going to affect diesels too, even Euro 4 and earlier?
    I can not be 100% but I believe yes! Any car that is supposed to have a 'CAT' fitted then it must have a 'CAT' on it to pass. iirc then this is most cars from about 1994? So basically if your car left the factory with a 'CAT' fitted then you should have one on.

    Of course those people that have had proper 'DE-CAT' sections put in will be fine as they can just do a swap for the M.O.T but those that have had 'CATS' taken out completely I'm sure will be crying? I've heard that some people are cutting 'CATS' out (de-cat section) then stripping out the interior of the 'CAT' so no loss of flow then inserting it back in, as long as the car meets emission standards then this appears to be the best solution as it still looks like it has the 'CAT.???

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    Quote Originally Posted by brifen View Post
    I can not be 100% but I believe yes! Any car that is supposed to have a 'CAT' fitted then it must have a 'CAT' on it to pass. iirc then this is most cars from about 1994? So basically if your car left the factory with a 'CAT' fitted then you should have one on.

    Of course those people that have had proper 'DE-CAT' sections put in will be fine as they can just do a swap for the M.O.T but those that have had 'CATS' taken out completely I'm sure will be crying? I've heard that some people are cutting 'CATS' out (de-cat section) then stripping out the interior of the 'CAT' so no loss of flow then inserting it back in, as long as the car meets emission standards then this appears to be the best solution as it still looks like it has the 'CAT.???

    brifen
    Cheers m8. Is the diesel still getting a smoke test? I heard this may be changing too.

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    all vectras and signums will fail then as you can not check pas fluid with out removing arch liner and mot testers are not allowed to remove items to test so what happens now is there going to be a recall dont think so.

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    All of this means more money for an MOT as it will take longer to carry out!!!!!

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