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  2. MOT changes May 2018

    Richie is correct in what he says , its always been illegal to drive a vehicle in a dangerous condition irrespective of its MOT status. The confusion seems to revolve around a vehicle that fails an mot and one that is dangerous. The general criteria for an MOT pass is to assess whether a vehicle will remain roadworthy with normal use for a twelve month period from the day of the test, certain items on a fail like a weep on a shock absorber or low brake pads may at the time be a fail but may not necessarily be deemed dangerous. If the same vehicle were to end up on its roof on its way back from a test where it failed and accident investigation officers were involved they may well claim the vehicle is dangerous. Only and example but its all about covering ones arse when things go tits up. I think in the light of the changes and the way dvla advertise a vehicles MOT history online it makes sense to have a pre MOT/work done prior to the test. Bob
  3. The science behind forced log drying

    I think around 100 depending how wet when it goes in but it's hard to work out because we also dry chip which is less efficient. I'll try to have a work out some time, I usually only work it annually so that could be way off.
  4. MOT changes May 2018

    1, Old or new rules a garage can not stop you removing your car. 2, New or old rules that has always been true.
  5. MOT changes May 2018

    Drove mine home when brake pipe blew on the test, was many years ago mind. Cue outcry
  6. MOT changes May 2018

    PS allowed by whom? The garage? The DVSA? The police?
  7. MOT changes May 2018

    It seems to me that it reads that as far as the MOT centre is concerned at present, you can take it away to fix it. But as soon as you hit the highway you are illegal.
  8. MOT changes May 2018

    The new way just makes it clear to more people what that actually means.
  9. MOT changes May 2018

    Your not IF it is dangerous. Read more than the first line.
  10. MOT changes May 2018

    You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
  11. MOT changes May 2018

    Why then are you allowed to drive it home as things stand?
  12. MOT changes May 2018

    THIS BIT In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.
  13. MOT changes May 2018

    I would say that driving a vehicle with defective brake pads on the road at any time is actually an offence.
  14. My new lanyard.

    Does it grab ok? I suspect you will notice it start to creep when the cam gets worn a little. They all creep eventually, but in theory it should happen sooner with a 10mm rope. Those cams are only meant for as low as 11mm arent they? Considered a cinch? Personally i hated mine but a lot of people seemed to like them
  15. MOT changes May 2018

    If MOT testers can't get their head around the changes how the feck is joe public supposed to know what's, what?
  16. Electric Cars

    Teslas financials looked a bit dodgy. From the press, it said they were in the process of asking for early payment on orders not yet delivered to keep the company in the black and out of the red!
  17. MOT changes May 2018

    I'm reading that at the moment I could drive a vehicle with defective brake pads (1.5mm) I could drive home and replace. If what the motoring websites are saying is correct this will change on the 20th May.
  18. Stolen and recovered Boxer loader

    Didn't realise it was a member's machine, well done on getting it back, bet you're glad of the tracker?! The guy has another recent video chasing a stolen mini digger to Germany....
  19. MOT changes May 2018

    I just don't know why you're concerned about this... It seems sensible not allowing dangerous vehicles on the roads.... I bet deep down you know it makes sense.
  20. MOT changes May 2018

    All depends how you are reading it Eggs. Looks straightforward enough, and its the present rules, not the new ones. The new rulesdon't seem much different to the old rules, just a little more stringent, which is a great thing. I like to know that the car in front, the car behind, and the one coming the other way are fit to be on the road. I agree with Matelot on this one, a load of fuss about nothing IMO.
  21. Big dogs 562xp

    Ok eddystihl here is the part number for the "wrap handle" felling spike kit 576 87 30-02. Do get your dealer to check that number before ordering just in case something has changed or I have made a mistake !
  22. The science behind forced log drying

    Have you ever worked how many kWh / cube?
  23. The science behind forced log drying

    We're just under £10 a cube before rhi if you do realistic costs including buildings and repairs. That's with an evoworld woodchip boiler drying to below 17% moisture. Probably £3-4 is chip and 2 electric.
  24. 2017 roundup: Productivity vs Injury Rates

    I'm happy to hear that mate. Respectfully, you are retired though...
  25. Towing license

    Just Richards driver training in Brightingsea is very good bit of a treck for you.
  26. MOT changes May 2018

    Am I reading this wrong? https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/after-the-test
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