Just a quick question - I believe that, in RAVE, there is mention of how, and how not, to test the ABS system. I have looked through the manual, in the section about brakes but I can't find anything that explains how to test the ABS braking, and how not to.
Maybe someone might have a page number, section number, where I can find this information ?
A further update to my annual test - I went back with the car, this morning, and I was expecting the guy to just road test the car to ensure that the ABS light goes out, but instead he took the car back in to do another brake test. I watched three guys try to figure out how to do this, until eventually the supervisor called me to tell me the car had passed the test. But he then said that they couldn't test the system fully because the drivers side front wheel would lock up on their rolling road thing, but not when the car was driven on the road [inside the test warehouse, so not very far]. So they spent about half an hour going backwards and forwards before eventually agreeing that there is nothing wrong ------- BUT I would be advised to have the problem looked at !!!!
The supervisor said that their system can test permanent 4 wheel drives as it tests one wheel at a time, but the car is still sitting on a two wheel "rack" [or whatever it is called]. I have checked that the four wheel drive is working OK by following Richards instructions about doing a couple of tight circles, and there is nothing untowards happening.
What problem ???? There is no problem as far as I can see. I even went to the extent of ringing a guy in Brislington, an ex-Landrover guy called Steve Hill who runs his own LR garage and is considered an all-round good guy, and he agreed with me, from my description, that there isn't anything wrong and it is the way that the tester is trying to test the car.
The big problem, in Ireland, you can't just go somewhere else because the test centres are few and far between. The next nearest centre is around 3/4 drive away and about 35 miles each way. And, and, you can't just ring these test centres up and ask what method do they use for testing different vehicles as the bookings are done through an automated, on-line system.