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Pre MOT check

Postby BEJT1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:47 pm

I am not a fan of MOT testing for Historic vehicles but like the idea of an experienced mechanic checking the structural integrity and general safety of my cars regularly. Does anyone ask a mechanic to carry out a pre MOT test to identify work that may need to be carried out?
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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:01 pm

Where abouts are you ?

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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby BEJT1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:42 pm

I am in Whitley Bay.

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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:45 pm

I’m in the West Midlands so I’m afraid I cannot help . Hopefully somebody more local to you may be able to assist . Best of luck !

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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby Sleeper » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:43 pm

Slight thread drift...

Can one have a MOT check , but not go " on the system " ?

John ;-)

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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby les » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:11 pm

I can’t answer your specific request but If you simply ask a garage to check things over for safety, Without mentioning the word mot, that’s basically what you will get.


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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby Murrayminor » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:30 am

Its well worth taking the time do carry out your own checks, the majority can be done at home and will give you a better understanding of your vehicle.
See this link for the MOT guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -at-an-mot
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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby BEJT1 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:25 pm

Thanks, Murryminor for the reference to the government pages to the MOT test. I do carry out my own servicing and repair and it was during this process that I identified so many issues with the brakes and suspension on my car (with 11 consecutive - no advisory mot passes, during previous ownership) that I decided that the MOT was not worth the paper it was written on and that I could do a better job checking and maintains my car by myself. I am now confident that the new braking system (discs and servo) and refurbished suspension are operating correctly.
You are also correct, I now know more about Morris Minors that I would ever have learnt if someone else was carrying out work on my cars (Also drive a Triumph TR4).
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Boot lock key

Postby burnham28 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:52 pm

I have a key for the ignition and the drivers door and one for the passenger side door. Neither of these keys fit the boot so at the moment I am unable to lock the boot. Should one of these keys fit the boot lock or is it a separate key. There is no number on the lock.
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Re: Boot lock key

Postby geoberni » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:31 pm

burnham28 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:52 pm
I have a key for the ignition and the drivers door and one for the passenger side door. Neither of these keys fit the boot so at the moment I am unable to lock the boot. Should one of these keys fit the boot lock or is it a separate key. There is no number on the lock.
Originally all 3 would have been the same. Looks like a lot of your locks have been changed over the years.
Basil is a SII so no external key locking of passenger door but Drivers Door and ignition are the same. Different Boot Lock though, probably had a donor lid in the past and didn't swap the lock/handle.
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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby ManyMinors » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:39 pm

If you remove the boot locking handle, the key number should be stamped into the shaft. Replacement keys are available - as are new barrels I believe.

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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby ampwhu » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:24 pm

are there any other pictures of your car on that lift and how the vehicle sits on it please?

i'd like to get one.

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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby kennatt » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:25 am

mots cost max 54.84 if you asked for just an overall vehicle check bet the time taken would stretch out to a couple of hours at 60 t0 £80 stick to the mot if you shop around many can be found for £35 to £40. And they do have to go on the system,good thing because you can check on mot history on dvla site. The garage I use has never charged me for a re test,so apart from the obvious safety simple self checks ,tyres lights etc .I just take the car for a test and then do any work they suggest .So basically they check the vehicle at the same time as the test so two jobs in one. Was a time I used to pre check as a matter of pride in getting a pass without advisories each time,can't be bothered now.

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Re: Pre MOT check

Postby Murrayminor » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:46 am

BEJT1 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Thanks, Murryminor for the reference to the government pages to the MOT test. I do carry out my own servicing and repair and it was during this process that I identified so many issues with the brakes and suspension on my car (with 11 consecutive - no advisory mot passes, during previous ownership) that I decided that the MOT was not worth the paper it was written on and that I could do a better job checking and maintains my car by myself. I am now confident that the new braking system (discs and servo) and refurbished suspension are operating correctly.
You are also correct, I now know more about Morris Minors that I would ever have learnt if someone else was carrying out work on my cars (Also drive a Triumph TR4).
That looks like an excellent lift.
Do you have any more details of it?
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