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    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 20th Jun 19, 5:31 AM
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    Sell car with or without MOT
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    • 20th Jun 19, 5:31 AM
    Sell car with or without MOT 20th Jun 19 at 5:31 AM
    Morning all

    I have a Vectra 1.8 Life 2007, 112k miles. just failed MOT on small exhaust puncture and bulbs. it will also need a new clutch pretty much immediately

    I have just bought a new car, and this was going onto Ebay regardless, and i WILL be declaring the clutch issue

    so my question is this - it will cost 150 for me to get it through a MOT. Clutch i can do myself, so will cost me around 440. is it worthwhile getting fresh 12 month MOT and hen selling, or fixing clutch and MOT, or neither and sell as is?

    i am leaning towards getting it through the MOT for 150 and selling it and declaring the clutch issue

    any advice is welcome
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 20th Jun 19, 5:49 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 5:49 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 5:49 AM
    Defo do the MOT, a years ticket will make it so much easier to sell even with a troublesome clutch as its one thing less the new owner has to worry about.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • Scrapit
    • By Scrapit 20th Jun 19, 5:59 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 5:59 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 5:59 AM
    Gun gum the exhaust? I wouldn't buy without mot unless it was a spares or repair sale
    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 20th Jun 19, 6:23 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 6:23 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 6:23 AM
    Gun gum the exhaust? I wouldn't buy without mot unless it was a spares or repair sale
    Originally posted by Scrapit
    flexi pipe for exhaust - unsure how easy this is to replace myself

    and if i sold without MOT, i would sell as Spares or Repair, i would never mislead on a sale
    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 20th Jun 19, 6:25 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 6:25 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 6:25 AM
    Defo do the MOT, a years ticket will make it so much easier to sell even with a troublesome clutch as its one thing less the new owner has to worry about.
    Originally posted by worried jim
    cheers
    the exhaust is the flexi pipe
    there are advisories as well, which are the same from last year as follows:
    Wheel bearing
    corroded brake pipes
    rod joint cover
    and been told now that on way home from MOT yesterday, the engine light came on - misfire!!
    • Boomslang
    • By Boomslang 20th Jun 19, 8:19 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 8:19 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 8:19 AM
    and been told now that on way home from MOT yesterday, the engine light came on - misfire!!
    Originally posted by Craig1981
    Spares or repair then to save lots of hassle.

    You have a new car, you really have no interest in the old one just get rid PDQ.
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 20th Jun 19, 8:21 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 8:21 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 8:21 AM
    Sell as it is for 100 and accept offers. No point in spending time and money only to chase it. What would it be worth if it was all good, 800?
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 20th Jun 19, 9:07 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 9:07 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 9:07 AM
    flexi pipe for exhaust - unsure how easy this is to replace myself
    Originally posted by Craig1981
    Easier than a clutch swap.
    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 20th Jun 19, 10:28 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 10:28 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 10:28 AM
    Thabks all
    Scrapping it will bring in about 115, so will throw it on ebay with all faults under spairs or repair and see if someone wants it to put it back on the road
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 20th Jun 19, 10:32 AM
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    Thabks all
    Scrapping it will bring in about 115, so will throw it on ebay with all faults under spairs or repair and see if someone wants it to put it back on the road
    Originally posted by Craig1981
    I would do that - get your 115 and a trouble free sale.
    • Geodark
    • By Geodark 20th Jun 19, 11:29 AM
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    Can you not get one of those generic flexi pipe bits? you cut out the old flex and use jubilee clips to fasten the new one one - never tried them mind, so dont know if they are any good.
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 20th Jun 19, 3:36 PM
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    Can you not get one of those generic flexi pipe bits? you cut out the old flex and use jubilee clips to fasten the new one one - never tried them mind, so dont know if they are any good.
    Originally posted by Geodark

    They are very good; I've used them twice with no issues since and many miles. You would use exhaust clamps though; not jubilee clips.
    • Craig1981
    • By Craig1981 20th Jun 19, 6:00 PM
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    Thanks all again for your replies

    listed on ebay starting at 125 as SPARES OR REPAIR and will see what happens
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