why the bold
Yes it will be flagged... But once the EGR has been cleaned and the engine is warm, the clarity test should pass anyway assuming there is nothing amiss.
Yes, you are correct, the OP can legitimately drive it to and from another test centre of his choice as long as it is pre-booked in advance.... The extra week of MOT is now null and void in the eyes of the law unfortunately simply because the the vehicle is now classed as being in a unroadworthy condition....
That is something that can be hopefully rectified if I get the details quickly enough, although the OP isn't in my catchment area, I can pass the details on to a nice fellow who is and will very quickly pay a "nice little" visit to a this tester and find out what the hell he was thinking of???
Innocent until proven guilty of course but something like this, we take very, very seriously indeed with a a maximum of £10,000 fine to the company and individual plus permanent revocation of testing facility status.
To the OP, best advice I can give you is to do the work required, get it booked in to a local council testing station, they are totally independant, well trained and have no repair facilities to make a profit through and although you have to pay yet more fees, it will be worth it
have i done something wrong
great advice to take it to a council place.
i used to get my cars done at our local council place in boston. you may get jarred off that they wren't maybe as lenient as other places but you got the feeling that it wa a fair test, and as they wern't touting for the work you knew they had no vested interest in failing anythign that wasn't neccessary.
also while we're hijacking the OP's thread
what's the definitive answer on next years' planned revisions to the testing of cats?
i've read in lots of trade mags about cats being made to be present on cars where they were fitted originally from new rather than just having to pass the emissions test now as if
they had a cat, no neccessarily actually phsically having one on the car.
recently i've seen chat on here that that's not the case?
also how will it be enforced? for eg. what if there is the shell of a cat on the car but no innards? how can the mot tester be sure that the cat hasn't had its guts knocked out as i've seen on cars before?