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65 posts
Oct 11 2020
25 October 2020 - 15:30

A few months ago I had undertrsys so I went to fit them, there was no holes so I cabled tied them in place and bonded with fibreglass with intention of using bolts etc but forgot to go back to it and I have MOT tomorrow my question is if there secure and defiantly not moving or likely to cone adrift will they be MOT failure

26 October 2020 - 17:53

I puller into layby on way home pulled 3 clicks it held then moved forewards with difficulty but 4 clicks it took over 2500revs and stayed put

25 October 2020 - 16:14

Lol as I said above I bonded them in place and they seem eeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr fairly well attached unless he takes a crowbar and mash hammer to them there on for good it seems lol

25 October 2020 - 16:16

StrangeRover wrote:

P38 doesn't need undertrays i'd remove 'em.

If he considers them likely to come adrift and fly from under the vehicle at speed he could fail it.

They been there for months and some very spirited driving (putting it mildly) and not even as much as cracked the fibreglass also reason I fitted them was they had very substantial foam padding inside and while I never thought it would it did make a difference to diesel engine clatter lol

26 October 2020 - 16:10

Well I'm thinking tester is an idiot lol, said there should be height adjuster for headlights and woudnt have it there set with suspension said there was motors in lights I said they were for wipers he said car had none and there clearly there and working, then couldn't open fuel flap because car was running broke cover for seatbelt and broke interior driver door handle checked everything else and said car was good and emissions really good but aborted test because couldn't test handbrake on rollers when I clearly told him you went ment to lol

26 October 2020 - 16:26

He tested brakes in car park but said how is he ment to test handbrake if not on rollers, says readings Kent to be in 20's but mine was all over shop and trying to come off rollers

26 October 2020 - 23:47

donmacn wrote:

blobthebuilder wrote:

I puller into layby on way home pulled 3 clicks it held then moved forewards with difficulty but 4 clicks it took over 2500revs and stayed put

blobthebuilder wrote:

I puller into layby on way home pulled 3 clicks it held then moved forewards with difficulty but 4 clicks it took over 2500revs and stayed put

Not MOT related, but this is how I toasted my first ever RR handbrake, on the old 1984 classic. 3.5 V8 with the twin carbs and the three speed Chrysler auto box.

Disembarking the ferry back from Stornoway (where I bought it on a work trip) I thought the front wheels were turned up against a low level metal 'wall' and stopping me going forward, so I tried to move; tried to move; tried to move; and finally gave it some serious welly. Turned out the resistance I was feeling wasn't tyres against metal, but handbrake against propshaft! The 55 miles back home, with the remnants of the handrake still on, didn't do it any favours - but that's what the 'park' setting on an auto box is for, right?

Sounds like you had a real 'mare' with your tester.

At least I know everything else is found just need fella here to sign off the handbrake and should be a good un

27 October 2020 - 09:41

Its at local garage today I told him no to rollers and use tappley he smiled and said I'm to stop stressing over MOT and that before then he has made his mind up, normally on ramp he says that tells him all he needs to know plus its a steep slope to to MOT area so I guess could test there


27 October 2020 - 18:14

All passed now till end Nov next year lol, he said for age is was a good car, well cared for, new sunroof now lol

27 October 2020 - 13:20

Well its recorded as a fail due to broken exhaust bracket at front (major defect) although government site shows fail it still says MOT valid till 23 nov, he also says he just needs a ramp but its a 5 minute fix which he hopes in next hour or so will be done

27 October 2020 - 13:47

Even still if I use car to get kids and back abou20-30mins its still been failed so illegal, I never normally see police but sods law I would, I not complaining though I will take the result and 5 min fix

11 October 2020 - 21:51

hey ive had this issue for a while and asked on a few forums but nobody know, the main issues are the car displays nothing at all on dash for gears but if i select hi or lo it will display hi then low then select neutral then it goes blank as a result of that the car will start in any gear but unless started in park or neutral then its in limp mode and hardly moves, also i am getting reverse light on and rear wipers if wipers selected in park, reverse, 3 and 2, the led next to selected gear is always correct and the car will hold in 1 if 1 selected same with 2 (will go from 1 to 2) and 3 (1, 2 then 3) and if in drive it will accelerate properly, reverse and kickdown work properly and park holds car and neutral it will creep depending on if on slope or not.
so the gearbox apears to be fully working but im not sure what lights and dash issue are becm or xyz or cabling

11 October 2020 - 22:12

Thing is as well the reverse lights were on all the time then it changed to above I had to have becm fixed 2 days after I got car, but there is no other problems and I'm sure there was nothing on dash before becm went away but regarding reverse light issue I've no idea if it was working before or not

11 October 2020 - 22:39

It went into permanent lockout and couldn't start becm went bad so was cloned to new becm and tested in test car and was all working I thought the adjustment was for led light and there always correct bud

11 October 2020 - 22:56

The computers and electronic side doesn't seem to have been designed by anyone with a clue about computers and cars working in harmony everything is arse about tit, that I discovered getting keyless entry and push start tapped into becm lol

11 October 2020 - 23:08

Gilbertd wrote:

If the LED next to the gearlever is correct, that suggests the XYZ switch is OK as it drives them as well as supplying data to the BeCM to display the selected gear on the dash. Could be that the X line is grounded somewhere between the splice (S610) and the BeCM pin 8 on C626 (Blue/Black wire).

That's lost me lol, don't know were to start looking for them

11 October 2020 - 23:12

C636 pin 8 front lower plug on becm facing pedals and nearest gear stick but s610 i be no idea

11 October 2020 - 23:29

When I put the becm back in I routedcsome plugs wrong they were tight so I disconnected and re routed, I can't remember plugs but wonder if maybe I nicked cable and its maybe grounding I will have good look tomorrow

11 October 2020 - 23:30

Gilbertd wrote:

Neither do I, the ETM tells you where everything is except the splices in the loom.....


12 October 2020 - 15:44

the led's always display correctly whatever selected in high and low they never display wrong and nor can gear lever be knocked to make them mis read bud