Biennial MOT tests

Soldato
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Yup.
When he’s taken the caliper off, he’s for some reason twisted the hose before refitting it.
It’s way way too tight, and I’ve seen it before where the hose is so tight it actually applies the brake when on lock.
I guess when he put the caliper back on he rotated it in the same direction as he took it off, rather than opposite. It's ok though, most braking is done on the front axle :p .
 
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I guess when he put the caliper back on he rotated it in the same direction as he took it off, rather than opposite. It's ok though, most braking is done on the front axle :p .
You want to see my wife's hairdryer lead. I swear it only half the length it was when it was new and that was only a couple of months back
 
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Indeed, yes.
There's a massive shortage of motor trade staff, and it seems some companies will employ any old clowns to keep costs down.
Pre Covid, the wages were terrible, and given the time people had off and a had chance to look elsewhere, many left the trade and didn't return (and I'm talking very very skilled people).
During Covid I worked at a Mercedes dealership, and 7 out of 11 techs left!
Now employers are offering £10-15K over pre covid wages to get decent staff, but they've all gone and taken their skills with them.
No one is coming into the trade, and from what I've seen from work placement students etc, they seem to think it's all fine and dandy until they get their hands dirty or have to put any effort in and then they just give up, because effort.
I'd wager theres more talent in the OCUK motors section than there is in almost any garage anywhere in the UK these days.
Not that I'm trying to big myself up but I've had one sort of issue or another with work I've had done 'professionally' and zero problems with work I've done myself....

My old focus had the sump plug done up so tight I had to use a 2ft breaker on it, my MX-5's oil filter was so tight it took a half turn before it broke free, the rear arms were put on the wrong way around when I had my MX-5's bushes done, so annoying.
 
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Something to bear in mind for you JLR owners when getting an MOT..

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That's a special notice from the DVSA that testers have to acknowledge before they can continue testing, although I guess most don't even bother reading them :rolleyes:
 
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Does that mean the battery drain continues after the device has been disconnected?

EDIT: Oof Googling someone had it happening intermittently, which seems to be when they've taken it into the dealer for the regular service/MOT, took it back to the dealer to try and diagnose it which made it worse because the dealer was plugging stuff in and eventually ended up with a large bill because of what became a circular problem of the dealer trying to diagnose the fault their diagnoses was causing/exacerbating...
 
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Saw this in a car park the other day. Looked like the car was in use. I was in a rush so didn't get more pics, but suffice to say that this gives an indication of the condition of the rest of the car (VW Eos):

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