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MOT fail help - Service brake?

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhausts & Running Gear' started by Dangerous_dave, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Dangerous_dave

    Dangerous_dave

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    Had my clio in for mot today,

    got a list of bulb related crap to sort and the other thing is that

    ' service brake efficiency below requirements 47% efficiency.' - Rear


    What the f**k is the service brake?

    matey said that it might be because the back of my car is stripped out and there is no weight in the car. Thus affecting the rear brake compensator???


    Anyone tell me wtf i have to do to make it pass?
    Matey said put some weight in the back of the car???
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  2. DanS

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    put weight back in to pass the MOT then take it out once you have an MOT pass?
     
  3. Homer-Simpson

    Homer-Simpson ClioSport Club Member

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    Wasn't their a notice that went to MOT testers about the rear brakes in 172 cups?
     
  4. Dangerous_dave

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    Really?
     
  5. Homer-Simpson

    Homer-Simpson ClioSport Club Member

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    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  6. Daz Clio Cup

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    a cup doesn't have a load brake comp, renault even failed mine once saying it wasn't connected! Lol. Tell them to check the tech paperwork issued from dot years ago that says all about the cup rear brakes. Iirc my last mot i had a 10 % service brake and it still passed
     
  7. Dangerous_dave

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    armed with a copy of the VOsa note, will sort my bulbs and take it back to them ...

    cheers guys
     
  8. Homer-Simpson

    Homer-Simpson ClioSport Club Member

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    Good luck :smile:
     
  9. maynard

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    you should be fine with that paperwork, go give them hell!
     
  10. Pitbull

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    Mine passed at 17% efficiency a few months ago, but i did have to have a new Rear Calliper fitted regardless.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Beef-Mc

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    I'm lolling at the rub markings, car lowered much?
     
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    No mate, slight issue, now fully resolved with All new suspension...:wink:
     
  13. White16valver

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    47%?

    Useless.

    I got 0% at the last MOT... LOL
     
  14. Homer-Simpson

    Homer-Simpson ClioSport Club Member

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    Has it passed yet? :tongueout:
     
  15. White16valver

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    Mine? Just :wink:

    The OPs? I have no idea LoL
     
  16. alexbleubolt

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    i had to get vosa men to come to the mot station when they failed mine, and the vosa people trainned the staff how to read. took about 1 week to arrange with them etc.. but worth it to pee the mot station off
     
  17. Jonny1*2

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    did you get this sorted Dave?
     
  18. Daz Clio Cup

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    :lolup: pmsl

    "Read? I can only use this spanner mate"
     
  19. Dangerous_dave

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    retest is booked in for tuesday...will let you all know the outcome...i can sense a bit of a barny going to take place.

    old miserables at the garage giving me the 'bloody boy racer look' when i left haha
     
  20. maynard

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    stuff them mate, stand your ground!
     
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    All done and dusted lol wasnt too much hassle...
     
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    I remember when i had to get VOSA to call the Garage to pass it. :worried:
     

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