Cruiser MOT

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Hi Guys and Gals
I've come to that part of the year where I have to take my ol' beast
for an MOT. I only bought my Jap import Cruiser (LJ-78) last year
November and I've never had to MOT it yet.
I'm in the High Wycombe area (south bucks) adn deperately need info on
reliable and dependable MOT shops (not the kind who would rip you off
and tell you you have to replace bits that don't need replacing).
Anyone in the area with some experience?
Thanks alot.
Jake van Schaik
'90 LJ-78
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On 7/15/05, [Email address removed] <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jake,
MOT testers are only supposed to issue you with result sheet. You can
take the car for repairs (if necessary) anywhere you want. The one
problem you need to be conscious of is that some MOT muppets try to
test your handbreak on the rollers, which is rather unhealthy for the
transmission in permanent 4WD vehicles
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Jake,
Look for an MOT place that just offers MOTs not repairs, your county council
- or is it now VOSA ? - may well run one.
Roman - is testing the hand brake on an 80 different to testing the service
brakes using rollers? or should they stay off the rollers altogether? or do
some 80s use a transmission handbrake?
All the best,
Toby
1990 HDJ80 UK
On 7/15/05, [Email address removed] <[Email address removed]> wrote:


Jake,
MOT testers are only supposed to issue you with result sheet. You can
take the car for repairs (if necessary) anywhere you want. The one
problem you need to be conscious of is that some MOT muppets try to
test your handbreak on the rollers, which is rather unhealthy for the
transmission in permanent 4WD vehicles
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80

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I'm reasonably sure any permanent 4 wheel drive vehicle is supposed to
be tested with an accelerometer not on the rollers.
Best Regards,
Jon.
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Cruiser MOT
Jake,
Look for an MOT place that just offers MOTs not repairs, your county
council
- or is it now VOSA ? - may well run one.
Roman - is testing the hand brake on an 80 different to testing the
service
brakes using rollers? or should they stay off the rollers altogether? or
do
some 80s use a transmission handbrake?
All the best,
Toby
1990 HDJ80 UK
On 7/15/05, [Email address removed] <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jake,
MOT testers are only supposed to issue you with result sheet. You can
take the car for repairs (if necessary) anywhere you want. The one
problem you need to be conscious of is that some MOT muppets try to
test your handbreak on the rollers, which is rather unhealthy for the
transmission in permanent 4WD vehicles
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80

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Jon, Roman,
Just to clarify - is this because of damaging the viscous coupling? - I can
see that would be a potential problem. Or would it apply to an open centre
diff as well, over-speeding the gearbox output shaft?
I'd be keen to know if this does damage anything - bearing in mind the
relatively low speed of the rollers and the short time the test takes. I
certainly see how towing with two wheels on the road could damage the
transmission this way...
Toby
1990 HDJ80 UK
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On 7/15/05, Toby Welburn <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Toby,
Jon is right. I should have said "all brakes". The quote below comes
from the official government MOT website: http://tinyurl.com/am9ul
"Vehicles such as those with permanent 4-wheel drive will be tested
either on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained
decelerometer or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate
brake tester"
Also, check this useful website
http://tinyurl.com/darzo
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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