Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 17:24:05 -0400
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: phew, MOT passed


Salutations: GG wrote: > > took my 900i with the mot failing steering rack (too leaky apparently) for a > second opinion to another test center and they passed me!! > > OK it wasn't that simple, I originally went to the other place because they > agreed not to fail me on a very large bullet hole type crack just outside > the viewable area (quoted 150 for new screen and fitting), but then failed > me on the power steering rack (300 od to fix).... so I take it to the next > place and they cant believe the screen was passed, agreed if I fix it from > their point of view the rack was not a failure, they even gave me the number > of a cheap glass replacement specialist, got a new screen on saturday from > him 85 for new screen and fitting! > > So with the screen and some minor repairs fixed (1 replacement tyre, an > indicator buld and an exhaust hole patched) I returned this morning and > passed. Only bummer is I obviously had to spend 39 again on the MOT, has > anyone ever tried appealing? I'm reluctant to 'cos I dont want anyone to > find more probs.. I'm just happy I dont need a new rack, for now.... > > Cheers GG. First off - holy crow that's a cheap windscreen.. My 9000 here runs the better part of $800 (the 'seal' they keep arguing - I can live with it I keep begging - cut away the rough bits and add more glue).. As to the rack - I've held my nose and dropped in a 'slick 50' power steering additive to see if it seals up anything at all before I find a used one at my secret wrecker zanadu out here this summer.. I'll flag back in if it works as a stop gap.. My take is that it some weird automotive version of the Butt Firmer 2000 - but what the hell - it's leaking now and will be more expensive to fix properly than to find a used replacement.. I'll wager it's the 'seals'.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Sinatra Martin Davis - Ain't That A Kick in the Head http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/036.RAM

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