V78 LAB

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V78 LAB

Post by Assich » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:05 pm

A previous car of mine, is this still on the road?

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Re: V78 LAB

Post by Dean » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:13 pm

It's not in the register and th last M.O.T expired in November last year, in Nov 16 the advisory sheet was long..........................and brown.


Mileage 177,159 miles
MOT test number 4527 2322 8746
Test location unavailable until further notice
Expiry date 27 November 2017
Advisory notice item(s)

Front Vehicle structure has slight corrosion (6.1.B.2)
Rear Vehicle structure has slight corrosion (6.1.B.2)
Nearside Front Inner Vehicle structure has slight corrosion sill (6.1.B.2)
Nearside Rear Inner Vehicle structure has slight corrosion sill (6.1.B.2)
Nearside Outer Vehicle structure has slight corrosion sill (6.1.B.2)
Offside Front Inner Vehicle structure has slight corrosion sill (6.1.B.2)
Offside Rear Inner Vehicle structure has slight corrosion sill (6.1.B.2)
Offside Outer Vehicle structure has slight corrosion sill (6.1.B.2)
Nearside Front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Offside Front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front wing slightly insecure
Offside Rear Fluid suspension unit interconnecting pipe corroded but not seriously weakened (2.4.D.3)
Nearside Rear Fluid suspension unit interconnecting pipe corroded but not seriously weakened (2.4.D.3)
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Re: V78 LAB

Post by MTXM » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:29 pm

That does not look good Dean and no prizes for guessing what happened next!!! Regards, Matthew T.
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Re: V78 LAB

Post by David Hallworth » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:11 pm

The gearbox on the car was rebuilt by CitroJim and Chris570, then he had problems with the engine I believe as it started pressurising the coolant.

Not sure of it's whereabouts now though.

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Re: V78 LAB

Post by xantia_v6 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:02 pm

If that is the car I think you are referring to (Mauritius blue ES9), I think that Chris changed the engine, fitting one from a Xantia I broke. He kept it for several years after, I never heard of him using it on the road. I don't remember hearing of it being sold either.
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Re: V78 LAB

Post by renault760 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:02 am

That MOT list sounds to me like a load of ....... "Slightly, corroded", "slightly deteriorated," "corroded but not seriously weakened".

Sounds like a description of practically any used car over 10 years old. Do they expect all cars to turn up looking like they have just left the showroom? I've just been reading about new changes coming into force in May with regards the MOT test.

As someone pointed out, the number accidents caused by car defects is small, (usually tyres I would suggest,) yet we pay a fortune to get our cars through the test every year.

On the other hand, the number of accidents caused by bad driving is huge, yet we get tested ourselves once a life time.

The MOT in my opinion, when introduced may have been a good idea but over the years it has just become one big money making scam and a scheme to which the authorities can point to and say "aren't we a safety conscious lot".

LG.

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