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Yeah, another years MOT!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Adam K, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    My Copen passed it's MOT. Phew.
    I was worried about the seat belts. I unhooked them from the guides just to be sure.
    I did need new discs & pads at the front though. My top mechanic gave the calipers a strip down & a good clean whilst he was at it.

    He also took a look at my Air Con. No leaks in the system. Apparantly the compressor is the main suspect. As the front bumper & air box needs to come out to get to it. We can't be 100% sure. So I've just bought a second hand compressor off eBay. She goes back in next Tuesday to hopefully sort it out.
    Fingers crossed. I want my air con back for the winter. It's great for demisting.
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Woo-hoo!
    My air con is workng again. Turned out to be just a baddly corroded connection to the Compressor/Pump.

    I've now got a spare used compressor/pump, anyone need one?
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Another year, another passed MOT. Passed first time with no adviseries.
    Exactly 5200 miles travelled.
     
  4. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    The seat belts are dangerous they should have been a recall. More than once I've been driving and realised that my belt was loose across my body. I have the drivers side belt permanently out of the guide which helps but it is starting to put a wear mark on the leather seat.
     
  5. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Another stressful morning of waiting for the Pass or Fail call from the garage. :think:
    Couldn't wait any longer & just phoned them.
    Another pass. Now I can relax. :D
    New oil & filter & a service of the rear drums (I had a squeak on release of the brake pedal).
    Another 3000 miles of happy motoring await.
     
  6. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    What caused the squeak?
    and
    Is the 3000 miles for the year or just before a next oil change?
     
  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Squeak was just from the brake dust build up in the drum. Mechanic just giving it a clean out for me.
    I do about 6000 miles a year. I'll check the MOT's when I get home to see how many I did last year. So it'll be late March when it's done again. The official service time is 3K or 6 months, which ever comes first.
    I also use the second trip counter to make sure I don't go over 3000 miles.
    So my mileage works out pretty well for two oil changes a year. Not too bad.
     
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  8. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    is that why its got 2 trip meters, one for the oil change? I've never had a car with 2 before. Maybe its common place now. A sort of his and her's trip.
     
  9. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Just picked her up. Total cost of £142.54! Bargin. :cool:
    Oil & filter change
    Rear brake service
    MOT

    The filter was £21.22!
     
  10. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    supplied my own filter when I had it done.
    for me it was £120 for mot, oil and filter change.
    they supplied the oil
     
  11. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    A few more miles than the year before, covered 5648 miles. Below my 6k estimate.

    Pretty similar costs then, when ignoring the filter cost.
     
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