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MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Sat 27 Feb 2016 - 10:16

Well it's that time again. I have the Car booked in for Wednesday wish me luck....
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by LukeC on Sat 27 Feb 2016 - 10:29

Hope that you do not need luck mine passed with no advisories just the service check next in the next week or so

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Sat 27 Feb 2016 - 13:44

Not expecting any problems but you know what it's like.  33k on the clock now.
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by LukeC on Sat 27 Feb 2016 - 20:40

Front brakes been changed? Tyres? Only wear and tear to be expected at that mileage.

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by LukeC on Sat 27 Feb 2016 - 20:40

Bulbs ? Wipers little things

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Night Fury on Tue 1 Mar 2016 - 10:31

My wipers seem to be scrapping the screen. Is there some adjustment I should be making to them?
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Wed 2 Mar 2016 - 18:06

Can't help with the wipers. I failed on a rod end replacement being fitted tomorrow
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Araf on Wed 2 Mar 2016 - 20:46

Night Fury wrote:My wipers seem to be scrapping the screen. Is there some adjustment I should be making to them?

No adjustment possible.  If the metal parts are scraping the screen, then get new wiper blades before the screen gets marked.

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Thu 3 Mar 2016 - 17:33

PASSED.

A very happy bunny.
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Araf on Thu 3 Mar 2016 - 21:44

Very Happy

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by knebby on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 16:07

Nice one Barbs. W111NNDY is due hers. Glad the heater isnt part of the test....!!!
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Night Fury on Thu 10 Mar 2016 - 11:03

Araf wrote:
Night Fury wrote:My wipers seem to be scrapping the screen. Is there some adjustment I should be making to them?

No adjustment possible.  If the metal parts are scraping the screen, then get new wiper blades before the screen gets marked.

Its not metal, its the rubber blades, they seem to rub against the windscreen a bit too hard. Maybe they are worn, or maybe they are a bit tight, or maybe they need some of that silicon grease to make them operate smoothly?
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by knebby on Mon 21 Mar 2016 - 19:08

MOT pass for W111NNDY today, no advisories.
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Mon 21 Mar 2016 - 20:17

Yeah so which one are you bringing to France......
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by colin565 on Mon 21 Mar 2016 - 22:43

Its great when some folk have a choice of Winds Very Happy
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by pshav on Sat 26 Mar 2016 - 12:19

Took mine in for wheel balancing and tracking as I was picking up vibration on the front. Both were out, but the garage told me that there is also free play on the steering, either the track rod end or ball joint. I have it covered on the warranty which I bought with the car (the warranty issuer has confirmed it is covered) but my Wind has only done 23K miles. Is this a common problem on the Wind?

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Sat 26 Mar 2016 - 12:32

The ball joint is definitely a problem on the first Winds think they sorted it on later ones. I had a track rod end replaced on mine cheap repair. The Service due soon light came on yesterday so will be booked in before the Adventure.
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by colin565 on Sun 27 Mar 2016 - 19:06

The front end of the car is very weak mechanically (not so the back, for some reason, maybe engine weight at the front).

We have all had our troubles right from new... balljoints, cv joints and covers and clips failing, track rods, shock absorbers, and broken coils, you name it. The car should have been more robust.

Other than that the car is fine lol!


PS...Luckly we all just get one or two faults of the above, so it is not as bad as it seems, and easily rectified with a handfull of cash, but we do dread the MOT nowadays.

At the end of the day, we still love our Winds, even with its troubles Very Happy
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Sun 27 Mar 2016 - 21:41

Colin that is so true, we love the Wind. (but blue is still best) lol
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by colin565 on Mon 28 Mar 2016 - 14:19

Barbs wrote:Colin that is so true, we love the Wind. (but blue is still best) lol

Not going to argue as we have a blue/silver tridon smart car, so we do like blue  lol!
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by colin565 on Mon 28 Mar 2016 - 14:20

Opps! (double post by mistake)
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by pshav on Thu 31 Mar 2016 - 0:09

Turns out to be two new track rod ends, covered by the warranty, though it doesn't cover the readjustment of the tracking afterwards!

I'll have to go slower over the potholes and speed bumps in future. During the summer I got Transport for London's insurer to reimburse me for a new alloy wheel and tyre after both were damaged when I went over a big hole in the North Circular Road.

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by colin565 on Fri 1 Apr 2016 - 14:08

Your lucky as we have a tight fisted Argyll and Bute council that will not pay out for any pothole damage.

They threaten us by saying if they paid for pothole damage, they would have to save by going from a 2 week bin collection to a 3 week collection. Which would be disgusting, rat infesting and fly tipping future.


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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by pshav on Sat 2 Apr 2016 - 18:21

Pothole was due to unfinished roadworks with no cones. I went back and took photos and made a sketch. It was passed on to TFL's insurer and I made a big fuss. Took a few weeks but in the end they settled in full. Wasn't the Wind but my previous car.

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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Sun 10 Apr 2016 - 22:23

Service tomorrow
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by colin565 on Sun 10 Apr 2016 - 22:28

Good Luck, hope you pass OK  Very Happy
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Mon 11 Apr 2016 - 7:04

It passed it's MOT this is just a service filters, oil, plugs etc. But will let you know how it goes.
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by colin565 on Mon 11 Apr 2016 - 9:29

OK, give us an idea of your costs for service once its done, and if you used independant or renault dealer?

I just use kwik fit for oil & filter change end of last year, and that was £54. Not changed plugs yet.
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Re: MOT due end of March 2016

Post by Barbs on Mon 11 Apr 2016 - 17:57

£209.60 that included new spark plugs. Which were £65. Might of got a bit longer but didn't want to risk any problem on holidays.
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