Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:14 pm Post subject: My Rover fails it's MOT.
I took the P5b for an MOT the other day,the first one in my ownership.I was reasonably confident ,I'd done a bit of welding,adjusted brakes,greased up and checked everything in sight.
On the short trip I thought for a second something hit my leg but couldn't see anything and nothing felt any different so I guessed I'd imagined it..
After booking in the car was wheeled in and the very first thing to check was the brake lights,which refused to work. Unperturbed the fitter carrried on and everything else was fine,he complimented the car on its condition but handed over a failure."Not to worry" he said "Probabably just a wire off,connect it back up in the car park and run it back in"
The switch had in fact fallen to bits,the spring inside it was the thing that hit my leg.The switch wasn't repairable so I had to take it home,find up a replacement and take it back the following day.
A silly mistake,but for a fairly complex fourty year old car its not too bad is it?. _________________ My running resto,a p5b Rover
One thing amused me,a younger mechanic had never seen wiper blades that don't touch the screen when parked.He was convinced it should have failed on that. _________________ My running resto,a p5b Rover
Blimey doesn't time fly when you're having fun,its a year round and the Rovers been back for another MOT.
This time it passed without any drama and no advisories (which I'm told are now pretty much a thing of the past) The tester did comment on an oil leak but said they all do anyway so let it go without mention.
I changed a brake pipe before going as I noticed one had a bit of pitting and replaced the cork on the brake level warning light switch as it had a habit of flashing at odd times,other than that nothing.
Parked so close to the sea means the cars get a spray of oil or similar underneath every so often,I don't like taking it in all covered in oil so its up on the ramps when it gets home.
Hi,I've used a bottle cork before and never had a problem with it dissolving,when you think about it they lay bottles of wine on their side for years.
The old cork floats seem to end up saturated and only just able to float. _________________ My running resto,a p5b Rover
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