Oops that wasn’t supposed to happen!
The ever vulnerable sump pan was toast! Just as well it needed an oil change too.
So a year had swung round again, and it was time for the MOT.
Reason(s) for Failure:
- nearside Side repeater missing (1.4.A.2b)
- offside Side repeater missing (1.4.A.2b)
- nearside front Brake pipe inadequately clipped hose (3.6.B.1)
- nearside front Brake pipe inadequately clipped hose & pipes (3.6.B.1)
- offside rear Brake pipe inadequately clipped hose & pipes (3.6.B.1)
- rear Brake load sensing valve seized (3.6.E.3)
- offside Ball joint has excessive play rack end (2.2.B.1f)
Well, That was fun.
So the Brake pipes are just in need of a zip tie or two to keep them in place so that wasn’t too bad.
Also had to free up the load sensing valve. (bit of GT85 and a good wiggle sorted that out)
The two big ones for me were the side indicators and the track rod end.
Well this special tool Martin and I created helped out with that:
As for the side indicators, some LED units, some magnets and some wire produced these:
They ended up under the bumper for daily use, and I liked them so much they just stay there all year!
Come retest time it sailed through with no other issues, so that was nice.
Next time… More suspension work!