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Post by Wag » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:58 pm

Blimey, it's getting near the annual nail biting visit to the MOT bay.
Is it worth changing the air filters and all that for the emissions test?

Not done more than 7000 since late change

Waddaya think :cheesy:

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Post by trufflehunt » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 am

I probably wouldn't.

For emissions, I generally put some cleaner, Cataclean, Millers.. there's an infinity of these things..., into a full tank a week or so before
the MOT. On the day, I give the car a bit of an Italian tune-up on the nearby M5. 6 or 7 miles to the next junction and back. Then into
the garage, nicely warmed up.
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Post by steve_earwig » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:44 am

Same here, it should be ok as it is. Just check the usual, lights, wipers, tyres and make sure the blinking handbrake works. Oh, and give it a clean :wink:
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Post by Welly » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:07 am

The HDi is very good at maintaining low smoke all by itself, you never see and significant smoke from them out on the roads and there's rarely any complaints on here about failing MOT's on smoke.

If you'd like to see thick smoke look out for VAG, Mercedes and Vauxhalls of around the 2000's era.
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Post by Doggy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:57 pm

Welly wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:07 am
If you'd like to see thick smoke look out for VAG, Mercedes and Vauxhalls of around the 2000's era.
Agreed. Plus Frods of all ages. :supafrisk:
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Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Oh I dunno, there were a few rolling coal up the hill at prescott :supafrisk:
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Post by trem1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:12 pm

Didn't get to meet you there,shame I may a few others there

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