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Mondo mode =2wd / 4wd

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by ming, Mar 14, 2007.

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  1. Northern Irelander

    Northern Irelander Well-Known Member

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    Ahh you'll be grand.....

    keep err lit! isnt that what they say
     
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    Same as pedal to the metal, give it the gas, etc
     
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    Oh I see.........sorry, I'm still not with it!!! :D
     
  5. Jagman

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    Yep, if it is fitted ON any of the road hubs then it is tested however if it is in the boot, or on the bonnet, roof, back door or where ever else it is kept as a spare then it DOESN'T get tested.
     
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    shirley if it on a road hub then its no longer yer spare
     
  7. Jagman

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    That's the point I'm making! It's only the tyres/wheels fitted to the hubs that are tested, you can carry half a dozen bald rubbers on the bonnet, rear door, inside etc and they do not have to be legal to pass the MOT.
     
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    Test stage 4 (Under body inspection) states that spare tyre and carrier are part of the test. see below:

    DVTA Vehicle Testing - View Test Stages

    It might be different for UK mainland, Scotland might be under its own Gov testing scheme too ??
     
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    the only thing they check for is that it not gonna fall off if its fitted underneath. the spare wheel/tyre condition dunt come in to it.. at most you'll get an advisory
     
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    Here in Belgium the spare tyre(wheel) not tested either, the three times I've gone there so far the cover hasn't been removed to check.
     
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    My spare wheel has never been checked in an MOT ...........what has it got to do with a propshaft anyway LOL!! Nice to see we still stick to the subject on this site :D
     
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    i think you'll find we wer discussing viscous couplings !;)
     
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    aye but your spare tyre is big enough to see from some distance
     
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    No rear prop fitted will not cause an MOT fail, as props are not part of the test (driveshafts to steered wheels are though). the FL cannot be tested on a Roller Brake Test because of the VCU, they have to be tested on the road with '70's technology using a declerometer, I would like to see how a tester tested the brakes without a prop fitted (just to see if they are awake) as I have tested 2 without props using the RBT much to the non amusement of my gaffer who thought I was about to screw up a customers motor!
     
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    Sorry mate but the MOT test in N.I. does the brake roller test front and rear.

    My MOT was last week, when I received the certificate I asked the guy would he fail a FL without a prop fitted, he said he would because the vehicle was not presented as it was originally designed.

    I wasnt gonna argue with him
     
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    Just spoke to my local MOT man

    They will not put a "permanent 4wd" vehicle on the rollers !!!!
     
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    So - wot wud they do if a prop shaft was missing?
     
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    He said, if they noticed it was missing or if they were told it was missing they would then use the rollers.

    The reason the wont use the rollers on a permanent 4wd is purely cos they wont take the risk of doing any damage
     
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