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Author Topic: MOT query  (Read 242 times)

Offline Stevie t

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MOT query
« on: October 08, 2020, 08:58:39 PM »
Ok has an advisory can anyone throw any light on what this is and is this going to be an expensive fix,thanks 👍
Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive near side and off side inner sills/chassis (5.3.6 (a) (i))
I had the below done both sides last time.

Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength floor/chassis (5.3.6 (a) (i))

Online johnnyroper

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 10:01:15 PM »
Those descriptions are basically where the suspension actually bolts to the car,front most likely the subframe mounting points.

Cost wise no idea all depends how much metal needs cutting back and welding in plus what needs stripping off for access. I would suspect quite labour intensive going on the description of the corrosion

Just realised you had front done last time,assume you added that just for info rather than it is also an issue this time round?
« Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 10:02:50 PM by johnnyroper »

Offline brianh

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 10:06:50 PM »
Its saying you have some rusty bits around the rear end of the sills. You might find it worthwhile at this point to clean it up and rust treat/paint that area to try and slow it down. But be aware if you start attacking it with the wire brush it might make the corroded area much bigger and in need of welding to repair before you get too carried away.

Its hard to say how bad its likely to be without seeeing it, and it is an opinion after all - some places will highlight the slightest bit of rust like that, others will only comment if its getting bad enough that its likely to get to be a problem soon. The sooner you deal with it the better really, as you stop the rust spreading too far like that.

And as Johnny added while I was typing this, the front sounds like the outrigger (common bit to have corrosion problems with) the rear sounds more like the outer bit of the sill, that you'd see from outside the car on the ground.


Offline Stevie t

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 11:13:40 PM »
 Thanks for the replies guys,yep there is a bit of rust showing right on the outside bottom end bit of the sill.I'll have a gentle look and try and see how bad it it.It just failed on a cracked rear spring which has been the cheapest MOT fix I've had on this car so far.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 07:02:39 AM »
Is this quite a dangerous fault or is it the sort of thing where U can just patch it up with filler
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Online johnnyroper

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 10:18:20 AM »
Itís structural so needs proper repair a filler job wonít cut it.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 10:22:22 AM »
Noted... sounds like this one is going to need some welding. Personally Iíve never done any welding but it doesnít look difficult, although on a motor car I would defo get it done by an experienced welder for safety reasons
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 11:44:55 AM »
Welding does not look too difficult but it takes some practice and skill to get a good strong weld that is also neat. You need to know what power setting etc to use depending on gauge of metal you are welding.

Offline Stevie t

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Re: MOT query
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 01:53:46 PM »
Pity it can't be soldered 😄 cause that's something i was an expert in and something I did numerous times every day before I retired.Welding certainly looks scary.

 

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