User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Brakes and MOT

  1. #1
    Regular Member hagga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    kingswinford
    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 Brakes and MOT

    now i remember back in the day (maybe just me though) that ya used to get car mot'd and they'd say for example..'yeah..all good..but pads need changing soon etc'. I had MOT at VX last monday..passed no problem BUT!..had to have rear discs/pads replaced today as they were metal to metal..had heard slight scraping just before MOT but as was running in new front pads so thought nothing of it. Spoke to VX and they say they don't check pads etc..they just bung it on roller machine and if it stops ok then it passes brake test.. Is this right?..needed car today but it ended up in kwikfit( normally do them myself..but had come off night shift lol)

  2. #2
    Regular Member Gsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Technical directors office
    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

    all they can do is fail the car if the pads have dug up the discs by rubbing metal to metal contact, low pads are not a failure...if the car generates enough braking force on the rollers then it will pass, even if the pads only have 1mm of pad material left....

    If your wheels obscure the view of the calipers then they can only note that they could not view the state of the pads....

  3. #3
    Regular Member hagga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    kingswinford
    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

    thats a bit poo lol..needed to go down kent today..ended up sitting at home twiddling thumbs

  4. #4
    Regular Member solorider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    swindon
    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

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9 120bhp

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 139,600

    Default

    an mot tester cannot fail something that cannot be seen so unless there is some visble damage to the disc or they are making a loud noise as already mentioned the brakes will pass if up to the correct performance,same as rear wheel cylinders will pass even if they are leaking slightly,if the car has a service previously to the mot so long as the brakes are upto the correct performance they will pass

  5. #5
    Ex Vec-C Admin & Founder GARY3306's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ashington, Northumberland
    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

    Less than 1mm of pad material will result in a failure. ONLY if the tester can see the pads though. any brake fluid leaks will be a reason for rejection (if visible of course), if the wheel cylinders have got to the stage that the leakage is evident down the backplate and onto the wheel, you can almost guarantee that the shoes will be contaminated, giving a low or no braking effort result on that wheel anyway. If it was that bad, I wouldn't carry out the RBT in case I caused further damage.
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

  6. #6
    Regular Member Vectra-Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    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

    Had my cavalier fail on rear pads before. They could only see them as i had open spoke alloys on it. I guess as said previously if they can't see them they can't fail it.

    At least you found out what the noise was.
    Last edited by Vectra-Dog; 15th October 2008 at 22:56.

  7. #7
    Regular Member hagga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    kingswinford
    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 Vectra-Dog View Post
    At least you foud out what the noise was.
    yeah..but after being on nights..'twas a trip to kwikfit..wern't in the mood to sort them myself lol

  8. #8
    Regular Member mark1319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tyneside
    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

    A good tester will have a thorough look at everything IMO, I would rather have a guy being anal about it than someone just flying it through and pass it.

  9. #9
    Regular Member hagga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    kingswinford
    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 mark1319 View Post
    A good tester will have a thorough look at everything IMO,.
    this was my point..a lot of independent garages have advised in the past...as for pads not being visable..have vx not heard of mirrors?..

  10. #10
    Regular Member VXR_DV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    South Coast
    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

    I got a bit wound up with the V*lkswagen garage locally. The wife's Golf had a full (inspection) service which included checking the brakes, with a view to passing an MOT in a couple of weeks time.

    Fair enough, it comes back with "rear pads/discs worn", which I had done, but it failed the MOT two weeks later on "Handbrake mechanism insecure".

    WTF? It had the service two weeks previously: I had assumed that they would check the brakes at the service to a standard that would pass an MOT, but it appears that it isn't the case

    dv.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 3rd September 2011, 20:23
  2. Brakes
    By Si-SRI in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27th February 2011, 10:21
  3. my brakes
    By bigron1988 in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 27th November 2008, 08:03
  4. Big brakes on my GSI?
    By 3.2_V6_VXR in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 7th May 2007, 21:07

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
  •