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    Default My car had its MOT today, and.........

    ..... it FAILED!!!

    To be honest, I wasnt too dissapointed, as it only failed on:
    • a broken spring;
    • wrong colour indicator bulb at the rear;
    • number plate bulb not working.


    Not bad for an 05-reg!

    Couple of advisories as brakes running low and one tyre low but thats general maintenance.

    Had it checked at 11am this morning, came out with the failure notice, did the work and went back at 5pm......and guess what happened then...........


    IT PASSED.

    Happy days!!


    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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    Nice one.

    Have to admit, wish I had a set of spring compressors, as it could have saved me about £120 in labour to fit two new springs to the front of mine last week. Should really just buy a set, as it probably won't be long before one breaks again!

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    Thats very true, it is a piece of cake to change, I was so frustrated watching them change it and actually thought I justg wish I had a set of spring compressors!! May take a trip to the car boot sale!


    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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    I got some.
    Oh, sorry am I too late. Lol.

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    how can an indicator bulb be the wrong colour? what did you use a headlight bulb or something lol.

    good that its passed now tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by J P S View Post
    how can an indicator bulb be the wrong colour? what did you use a headlight bulb or something lol.

    good that its passed now tho
    Could have been a white bulb in a clear lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puppet View Post
    Nice one.

    Have to admit, wish I had a set of spring compressors, as it could have saved me about £120 in labour to fit two new springs to the front of mine last week. Should really just buy a set, as it probably won't be long before one breaks again!
    I baught a set few year back they werent that expensive but a good investment

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    Quote Originally Posted by puppet View Post
    Nice one.

    Have to admit, wish I had a set of spring compressors, as it could have saved me about £120 in labour to fit two new springs to the front of mine last week. Should really just buy a set, as it probably won't be long before one breaks again!
    Why don't you buy some - if you paid £40 for a good set - you would still have saved £80 - and you have them for future jobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by J P S View Post
    how can an indicator bulb be the wrong colour? what did you use a headlight bulb or something lol.

    good that its passed now tho
    My old Renault Scenic used to fail on this every year....the bulbs lose their orange colour and fade to nearly clear....not officially orange enough :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by J P S View Post
    how can an indicator bulb be the wrong colour? what did you use a headlight bulb or something lol.

    good that its passed now tho

    Haha, LOL! The bulb had an orange coating which had peeled off the bulb was flashing white now and not orange.


    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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