Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Vale of Glamorgan
A few MOT fails :(
Just after some advice.. My 2000 spider just failed its MOT of a few things.
My main worry is the emisions... Lambda reading Fast idle failed. A few months back I had a sports exhaust fitted which took out 2 silencer boxes, the middle one and the one right behind the cat but it still has 2 at the back. There did seem to be excessive amounts of boxes under there... But the cat hasn't been touched. I also had a proper induction kit fitted, not just a cone.. With nice larger pipe work throughout. Would any of this work effect emisions baring in mind the cat is still there, they didn't tell me it would.
Also failed on front lower ball joint rubbers, rules have changed aparently and it's not excessive play they fail on, any cracks and they need changing.
Also worryingly they failed it on steering Column top mounting bracket is insecure, and a problem its always had since ive had it that the steering wheel lock doesn't lock tight. Could this be a cause of the top bracket issue? Is the bracket easily got to to try and tighten it up or just inspect? They wanted to charge me £80 just to inspect it!!
Also a advisory was that my fog lamps had broken away from the housing... Which is odd and something I was unaware of. So does anyone have a pair of bottom light fittings / housing I could purchase!?
Today was not a good day!
Headed to oz in three weeks to best man at a wedding so super skint at the mo. bloody Alfas!!