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grabster
Oh well, the young lads mk1 failed MOT today.
Not the end of the world i suppose but then again,here in Northern Ireland our MOT is a lot tougher than on the mainland.
Front balljoint-defective,dirty front brake pipe and brake hose assembly-bulged both front,whatever that means ???
Done some googling on front brake hoses but it only brings up mega expensive RS hoses.
Cant see my mechanic till monday but shouldnt be too much hassle.
You people on the mainland have it soo easy at MOT time.
stef123
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Oh well, the young lads mk1 failed MOT today.
Not the end of the world i suppose but then again,here in Northern Ireland our MOT is a lot tougher than on the mainland.
Front balljoint-defective,dirty front brake pipe and brake hose assembly-bulged both front,whatever that means ???
Done some googling on front brake hoses but it only brings up mega expensive RS hoses.
Cant see my mechanic till monday but shouldnt be too much hassle.
You people on the mainland have it soo easy at MOT time.
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Ball joints and brake hoses are still part of the test in the UK..

The ball joint is probably worn or the boot is burst.

The front brake pipes have bulges in the rubber, possible at the point where they twist - had this happen to my last car. replacement hoses are quite cheap though.
grabster
I know the test is nearly similar but here in NI we have no choice but to use official government test centres and they are a lot more thorough than your local mot garage would be on the mainland.
I suppose that explains why there is not that many mk2 escorts,vauxhall vivas and the like on the roads over here compared to the rest of the uk.

At least it wont hurt too much getting his car sorted for retest .


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