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MOT Result: LDV Convoy 1997 P-Reg
« on: March 11, 2015, 05:40:17 PM »
Well that wasn't too bad, I was expecting worse given the fact this is an old van.

It failed yes but nothing too significant, nothing that cannot be fixed very easily.

Nearside seat belt not working.

Nearside headlamp aim incorrect.

Parking brake and service brake (rear brakes basically) need attention. However, this could be due to the fact that only 15 miles before I had a new master brake cylinder fitted so it could just need a bit more bleeding or the handbrake might just need some adjustment.

At worst it could be replacing the rear drums and/or the rear brake cylinders. Won't know until Friday afternoon when my mechanic strips the rear brakes down to find out what the problem is. It's booked in for noon on Friday.

A free retest too if completed within 10 days.

Very pleased on the whole with this outcome. Another 12 months of van life beckons. Europe here I come. It's all coming together.

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Re: MOT Result: LDV Convoy 1997 P-Reg
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 09:44:11 AM »
That's not bad at all is it! Good luck with the brakes today, hope it's not too serious  ;D

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Re: MOT Result: LDV Convoy 1997 P-Reg
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 09:38:44 PM »
Nope it was an easy fix, all done Sara. 15 each side to fix.

Just the seatbelt to replace now and adjust the headlamp and she's good to go for another 12 months. All told for the MOT it's cost me including the 50 charge for the MOT about 100 in total which is pretty darn good by any stretch of the imagination. Very happy.

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Re: MOT Result: LDV Convoy 1997 P-Reg
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 03:10:38 PM »
Nice one re the MOT - no worries (hopefully) for another year.
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Re: MOT Result: LDV Convoy 1997 P-Reg
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 03:48:28 PM »
See you in France then Mark.
We are heading for Cahors, Midi Pyrenees. Want to explore Carcasonne and the Cathor region.
We have friends nr. Toulouse and I'm taking a teacher role in a retreat there, should be good in late May.

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Re: MOT Result: LDV Convoy 1997 P-Reg
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2015, 08:44:31 PM »
Got the retest in the morning at 8:30am bang in the middle of the grinning partial eclipse. 8:30am. Seatbelt now fixed. The headlamp aim they'll do that at the MOT station. So all good to go again from tomorrow.

Update - passed with flying colours this morning. Another weight off my mind. Now all I need to do is to unclutter the back of the van from living in it during the winter months. Spring cleaning time here we come - hooray.
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