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    MOT Time......gulp !!

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    Well folks, my 11plate went in for the MOT on Saturday,

    And i'm pleased to say she toddled through it with out anything other than a broken rear spring, and only one advisory ' a slight crack/chip' in the passenger side of the windscreen..

    (If i'd had more time i'd have got hold of some lowering springs and dropped her a little bit more...but as i needed the car, that will have to wait a while)

    To be totally honest, i'm well happy, (this has got to be the first car I've owned that didn't need hundreds of pounds spent on her at every MOT), so to celebrate she had a full service as well, just to keep her happy you understand.....oh and a quick play with the wash and wax is planned for today...(don't you love a day off work)

    The last MOT for my old Vectra was shocking, if memory serves the vectra needed front to rear brake pipes replacing, warped front disc's and obviously new pads, both front tyres worn on the inside edge, and centre flexi pipe in poor condition.. and just to add insult to injury a slight oil leak.


    so here's to another year of 'trouble free' Insignia ownership..

    p.s. i'd only done just over 7000 miles since the last MOT,



    The emissions test came back spot on...

    Although i'm finding that they no longer give you a detailed readout of the test,

    So I'm guessing that a test limit of 1.50 l/m and a reading of 'Absorption Coefficient'..0.07 l/m with a 'Zero Drift' of 0.01 l/m to give a corrected Absorption Coefficient' reading of 0.06 l/m .... is classed as good...



    It might as well be written in arabic ...ha ha ha.
    Chris

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    Good to hear. Mine went through last week with flying colours too

    mine had a broken rear spring last year, thought I might as well lower it whilst I'm at it

    I wish I only had to do 7000 miles a year

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    Always a good feeling when they pass first time.
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    Nice one! They come in for some stick from some quarters but they're a decent solid car when looked after. You hardly hear of an Insignia MOT costing much.
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    Agree,mine passed last month,he did ask if my twin exhaust exits were standard
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    Thats good Chris.
    I had a Vectra C too, i dread MOT time, it was crap infact
    https://good-garage-guide.honestjohn...ll/vectra/2007

    And the pass rate for insignia
    https://good-garage-guide.honestjohn.../insignia/2011

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    My Vectra C now on 132k miles has just flown through it's MOT.Only advisory was misting in headlight which I knew about already
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    Passed our MOT equivalent, the NCT. The only thing I'm disappointed with is both the 'service brake' and 'handbrake' performance on the rear nearside is below par.
    service brake: 2.9kn nearside, 3.2kn offside
    handbrake: 2.0kn nearside, 3.0kn offside
    Something going on there? I'll bleed it as a first step.
    Other than that happy with 260,000kms, 162k miles on the clock.

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    Higher reading on offside could mean the tyre pressure is lower on that side giving more drag on rollers

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    I made sure that they were equal before the test, more for the suspension test but your thinking would be spot on for the brakes too I guess.

 

 

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