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MoT Day Comes Round Quickly As Always

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11:19
May 10, 2013


hu88ertvelsat

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My 3.0 Initiale is in for its MoT today. Dropped it off at the garage at 9am. Fingers crossed.

11:21
May 10, 2013


hu88ertvelsat

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Garage phoned at 11am. It's undergone its pre-MoT inspection and will fail on the discs and pads all round, as they're in a bad way after only driving 5,000 miles in a year, much time spent sat on the driveway through no reason to drive the car. The cost? £346 for the brakes, pads and labour. Not bad compared to a few years ago when a local independent specialist charged me more – but still a kick in the nuts. They say the rest of the car is ok, though, and all other components seem fine re when it goes for its MoT later today.

19:07
May 10, 2013


Rosic

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About 180 pounds for front and back discs and pads on ebay…. I have a set from ebay on rear and it is absolutely fine.

19:52
May 10, 2013


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hu88ertvelsat said:

Garage phoned at 11am. It's undergone its pre-MoT inspection and will fail on the discs and pads all round, as they're in a bad way after only driving 5,000 miles in a year, much time spent sat on the driveway through no reason to drive the car. The cost? £346 for the brakes, pads and labour. Not bad compared to a few years ago when a local independent specialist charged me more – but still a kick in the nuts. They say the rest of the car is ok, though, and all other components seem fine re when it goes for its MoT later today.

 Why will they fail?  If they operate on the rolling road and produce the figures needed?

  

08:09
May 11, 2013


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Apparently the pads and discs were badly rusted, corroded/pitted and were worn right down, so only had a tiny amount left in millimetres.

The rear discs on the 3-litre Vel Satis contain the bearings, so they are a bit more expensive.

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18:38
May 11, 2013


Rosic

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They contain the bearing on every vel satis ;)

09:50
May 12, 2013


lexi

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Rosic said:

They contain the bearing on every vel satis ;)

Yes Rosic and on most other Renaults too.  My point is that the training of all MOT stations is to look for work and bills when doing an MOT.  I was advised instantly of low brake pads last week on mot for my Prelude. It passed on the machine no problem, so is only an advise and I will do in 6 months as the car does low miles.

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