MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

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MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby Sam_Finlay » Tue May 24, 2011 9:59 pm

Took my pick-up in for an MOT yesterday and was somewhat miffed to be told that it was a fail because 4 split pins were missing from various castle nuts. Each now has a nylock nut on it.

What was your lamest reason for a fail?


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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby chrisryder » Tue May 24, 2011 11:05 pm

i've never had a fail...

yet!

got an advisory on my sisters minor for 'paint chip on crossmember' :o i think the tester was just being helpful to point it out for us to get some paint on it!

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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby pfgiz » Tue May 24, 2011 11:09 pm

When I got my Saloon MOTed after rebuilding it the tester nearly failed me on not having therubber seal on the fuel filler cap. I had to phone my Dad up to bring a spare one over......

You four split pins still have it though.....
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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby chrisryder » Tue May 24, 2011 11:12 pm

i have a feeling my dad got a friendly warning once about a lack of split pins on the tie rods even though it had nylocs on. the testers argument was that he could see the split pin holes in the rod. so there should be something in there! :roll:

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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby Sam_Finlay » Wed May 25, 2011 12:03 am

Peter - I watched the tester take my petrol filler cap off and study it for a minute. I thought he was just being a tad "jobs worth" but I suppose it must be on the "list" of things to check. You learn something new every day!


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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby Stig » Wed May 25, 2011 3:31 pm

I had a fail for a missing split pin where a castellated nut had been fitted instead of a plain one and was secured properly with a tab washer. It wasn't the only fail point though and he was very gracious when I pointed out the tab washer.

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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby rayofleamington » Wed May 25, 2011 3:48 pm

I've had a fail for 'headlight insecure' where the tester had noticed that the hockey sticks were not doing a good job of holding the wing edge.. if he pulled hard he could move the bottom of the wing 1/4 of an inch... :roll:

There were other more realistic failures on the car though so I wasn't too upset about the silly headlight fail
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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby chrisd87 » Wed May 25, 2011 6:38 pm

I had a bike fail for a lack of split pin on the rear brake torque arm.

Unfortunately most of my failures tend to be of the '3+ red sheets' variety :(
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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby robberred1993 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:38 pm

Something dangling down from the interior mirror because it obstructed drivers view - all it was was an air freshener!
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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby Sam_Finlay » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:36 pm

robberred1993 wrote:Something dangling down from the interior mirror because it obstructed drivers view - all it was was an air freshener!
HaHa. I think I would have exploded with that one.

What's more annoying is knowing that some prat of a tester somewhere has passed a vehicle you've bought, that was significantly constructed from "structural body filler" covered in a think layer of under seal. :cry: :evil: ie My very first Traveller - One lives and learns.


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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby robberred1993 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:52 pm

Sam_Finlay wrote:
robberred1993 wrote:Something dangling down from the interior mirror because it obstructed drivers view - all it was was an air freshener!
HaHa. I think I would have exploded with that one.

What's more annoying is knowing that some prat of a tester somewhere has passed a vehicle you've bought, that was significantly constructed from "structural body filler" covered in a think layer of under seal. :cry: :evil: ie My very first Traveller - One lives and learns.

So inconsistent! and to make matters worse...he couldn't re-test mine for 2 days!!!

Strangely enough we never used that Station again.....we have a regular one now who is always good and fair to us.
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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby d_harris » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:32 pm

Sam_Finlay wrote:Took my pick-up in for an MOT yesterday and was somewhat miffed to be told that it was a fail because 4 split pins were missing from various castle nuts. Each now has a nylock nut on it.

What was your lamest reason for a fail?
2 split pins missing :P castlated nuts on tie bars


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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby Matt » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:26 pm

Numerous fails - but the only silly one I have had was a blown brake light bulb (on the transit)

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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby Arnie » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Had my modified Cortina failed for a rubbing handbrake cable and the tester put on the online records he thought the car was dangerous without specifying what part of the car was dangerous (steering rack conversion/zetec engine). I sorted the cable and went back for my MOT pass, it's since gone though another 3mots without even an advisory about my handiwork (at a different MOT station).

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Re: MOT Fail - Worst Reason?

Postby morris van » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:15 pm

I took my MG for a MOT and there was a new MOT tester that had just started at the garage where I had been taking cars for years without any problems and he said to me it's failed before he even started as he said he fails all old cars.He does not work there anymore as he was failing cars when there was not anything wrong with them.


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