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    • nobile
    • By nobile 10th May 18, 9:00 PM
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    MOT Advisories on a potential car I am after
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    • 10th May 18, 9:00 PM
    MOT Advisories on a potential car I am after 10th May 18 at 9:00 PM
    Vehicle: VW TOURAN SPORT 2.0 TDi (2007)

    1) Nearside front front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.5.c.1a)

    2) Offside front front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.5.c.1a)

    3) Offside front anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.g.2)


    It's a foreign language to me - is this work serious if it needs fixing in terms of parts/labour etc?

    Just looking for approximates to guage whether or not the car is worth pursuing.

    Many thanks
    Last edited by nobile; 10-05-2018 at 9:27 PM.
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 10th May 18, 9:03 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:03 PM
    What car is it and how much are they asking for it? On a Ferrari it will be eye watering on a Fiesta it won't cost a lot.
    Last edited by waamo; 10-05-2018 at 10:35 PM.
    This space for hire.
    • markudman
    • By markudman 10th May 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:23 PM
    as above what car is it the age etc, this is not a lot of work, maybe a few hundred for a fiat, but a few thousand if a Ferrari.
    We may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
    • nobile
    • By nobile 10th May 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:23 PM
    What car is it and how much are they asking for it? On a Ferrari it will be eye watering on a Fiesta it cost a lot.
    Originally posted by waamo
    Vehicle details added!
    • waamo
    • By waamo 10th May 18, 9:27 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:27 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:27 PM
    Pretty cheap fix. If the car is reasonable priced it wouldn't put me off. Get the work done ASAP as it's only going to get worse.
    This space for hire.
    • nobile
    • By nobile 10th May 18, 9:31 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:31 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:31 PM
    Pretty cheap fix. If the car is reasonable priced it wouldn't put me off. Get the work done ASAP as it's only going to get worse.
    Originally posted by waamo
    That's good to know - in terms of costs, any approximates?
    • markudman
    • By markudman 10th May 18, 9:43 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:43 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:43 PM
    A few hundred should cover it, if you do not take the main stealer
    CV boot kit £30 x2
    Pair of Drop links (anti-roll bar linkage) £20 each,
    and anything that breaks doing the job
    £100 labour
    The Vat mans bit
    and your good to go
    We may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 10th May 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:07 PM
    Leave the drop link until it splits completely or ball joint starts knocking.
    Cv boots can be picked up for a tenner for the stretchy type. 30-40mins a side. But it may not even need doing right now. They can deteriate long before splitting.

    They are very minor advisories though. Wouldn't be put off at sll
    • nobile
    • By nobile 10th May 18, 11:46 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:46 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:46 PM
    Thanks to all replies - very helpful for someone who knows f'all about cars!
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 11th May 18, 2:13 PM
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    VW TOURAN....hmmm, better check the front tyres, I read that they only have 3.4mm on them.
    • nobile
    • By nobile 11th May 18, 5:33 PM
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    Doesn't matter - it was sold as I was on my way to view it
    • Noree
    • By Noree 11th May 18, 7:50 PM
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    Doesn't matter - it was sold as I was on my way to view it
    Originally posted by nobile
    Count yourself lucky. It most likely wouldnít pass itís next emissions test as their plate value is so (unrealistically) low and is bound to emit smoke, so money saved!
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 11th May 18, 8:10 PM
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    Count yourself lucky. It most likely wouldnít pass itís next emissions test as their plate value is so (unrealistically) low and is bound to emit smoke, so money saved!
    Originally posted by Noree
    What?? Where did that come from. It's already passed an mot
    • Noree
    • By Noree 11th May 18, 8:48 PM
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    What?? Where did that come from. It's already passed an mot
    Originally posted by arcon5
    Iím thinking about itís next one post 20th May
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 11th May 18, 9:00 PM
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    Iím thinking about itís next one post 20th May
    Originally posted by Noree
    And what has drawn you to that conclusion?
    • Noree
    • By Noree 11th May 18, 9:14 PM
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    And what has drawn you to that conclusion?
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    DFP fitted and any visual smoke of any colour = fail

    These diesel vehicles have an emissions plate value stamped. I believe all Touran diesels to be stamped at below 1.0. A 10 year old vehicle is extremely unlikely to meet this. So fail.

    If it were from July 2008 - 2014, then the default limit is lower by half of pre July 2008, so again these companies who have bragged about how clean their diesel is supposed to be will most likely see many of their vehicles off the road once this EU 2014/45 Directive comes into effect.

    Edit...
    Refer to 8.2.2 of the new manual:

    https://training.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/documents/manuals/class3457/Section-8-Nuisance.html#section_8.2.2

    You will find there are lots of diesels with data plates that won!!!8217;t meet the figure stated on the vehicle. Especially some of the older ones.
    Last edited by Noree; 11-05-2018 at 9:27 PM.
    • nobile
    • By nobile 12th May 18, 12:54 AM
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    Update : Was not sold, just removed for sale as it failed an MOT earlier in the day on:-

    1. Offside front coil spring broken (2.4.c.1a)

    Will wait to see if it is relisted!
    • Noree
    • By Noree 12th May 18, 9:30 AM
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    Update : Was not sold, just removed for sale as it failed an MOT earlier in the day on:-

    1. Offside front coil spring broken (2.4.c.1a)

    Will wait to see if it is relisted!
    Originally posted by nobile
    With all respect, if I were you, I would not buy it.

    Potentially off the road after its next MOT next year. Please read the above.
    • nobile
    • By nobile 12th May 18, 2:07 PM
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    With all respect, if I were you, I would not buy it.

    Potentially off the road after its next MOT next year. Please read the above.
    Originally posted by Noree
    I did read the above - was not aware of these changes! Do they apply to all vehicles or just diesels?

    Should I be looking for a Petrol car if it's going to be about 10 years old?

    Thanks
    Last edited by nobile; 12-05-2018 at 2:11 PM.
    • Noree
    • By Noree 12th May 18, 10:11 PM
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    I did read the above - was not aware of these changes! Do they apply to all vehicles or just diesels?

    Should I be looking for a Petrol car if it's going to be about 10 years old?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by nobile
    The visible smoke are for those diesels fitted with a DPF. The limits and data plates also only apply to diesels.

    Iím waiting to see how much (if any) the media jump on these changes and issues for the public come 20th May onwards.
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