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Government MOT exempt discussion forum

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by partviking, Sep 18, 2014.

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  1. Leigh

    Leigh New Member

    Lol I'm not bothered about the fuel economy or the mot. It's just others out there that do mods on their cars not realising that it would exempt the mot exemption.
  2. classical green

    classical green New Member

    perhaps a guide form others whom have carrie dot mods may be useful eg cam change ? fuel injection conversion etc showing power gains. thus at least get an idea if they will exceed the 15% margin.
  3. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    I would imagine proving a 15% power increase especially with an automatic would be nigh on impossible to check. Depending on which figures you believe the 10.5:1 engine will make anything from 143 to 165bhp. With modern unleaded it won't make that even in perfect condition.

    At the wheels a good standard car will see 105. Many as low as 95. Any BHP gain by basic tuning methods like cam and cylinder heads can be reversed instantly by knocking a degree or two off the ignition timing.

    I reckon short of a 4.6 or forced induction there will be no realistic way to fall foul of this.
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  4. suffolkpete

    suffolkpete Member

  5. Stephen Ward

    Stephen Ward Active Member

    My 1972 P6 has just been 'taxed' from 1st June. I only found this out when I was actually looking to see when the tax ran out! I don't even remember taxing it in May, but I guess I must have done. I wish I had known at the time that I could register Minstrel as a VHI and be MOT Exempt (although I will still have the vehicle checked on a very regular basis about every 4-6 months). I cannot however find out how I can register as VHI if the vehicle has just been taxed. No matter where I look or what I read on the DVLA site there is nothing that covers that scenario! Can anyone advise me further on this please?
    Many thanks in advance
    Steve & Minstrel
  6. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    If the MOT runs out before the tax, just allow the MOT to lapse then when you re-tax fill in a V112 form to exempt it from the MOT and that automatically makes it a VHI providing it meets all the criteria for that.
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  7. Stephen Ward

    Stephen Ward Active Member

    Problem is...its the other way round. The tax ran out a month before the MOT. I didn't know anything about the VHI proviso which is why I never registered it as such.
  8. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    It's the same as I said before, when you re-tax next time then fill in the V112 form to register it as a VHI. (Although a lot of people seem to get the tax without an MOT even without filling in the form). By then they may be a tick box on the tax reminder to do it.
  9. Stephen Ward

    Stephen Ward Active Member

    Just have to wait til next year now. Lol
  10. suffolkpete

    suffolkpete Member

    When the MoT runs out it will come up as exempt until the tax is due. At that point you have to declare it as a VHI or the requirement for an MoT will re-appear.
  11. Willy Eckerslyke

    Willy Eckerslyke Well-Known Member

    Actually it comes up with the ambiguous "MOT: no information found", which appears to have the same meaning.
  12. Stephen Ward

    Stephen Ward Active Member

    That's good news then. Many thanks for that. She isn't ready for an MOT and the current one will run out before she is. This was the problem I was having as I didn't want to SORN her. Thank you again.
  13. Penguin

    Penguin Member

    as the owner of an mot station you could say im bias'd but i think not testing a car is madness, 50% of P6's i test have defective rear brakes, we have all seen utter rot boxes and collapsed de-deon elbows. most of our customers have carried on having mots as normal, so far all those that have thought about not having there cars tested have changed their minds when ive asked the following questions.

    1, given two almost identical cars for sale which would you buy, one with an mot or one without?
    2, if something unfortunate were to happen what proof have you the car was actually in roadworthy condition?

    i know an mot isnt total proof of roadworthness and strictly only applies at the time of test, but a current mot certificate does give a car a lot more credit-ability. its also not a lot of money, being zero vat rated, in most cases its also cheaper than paying someone to look over your car, and a look over wont get you a brake test
  14. classicalgreen

    classicalgreen Active Member

    I think insurance. companies will eventually dictate having an MOT. we only need a couple of accidents and having no MOT in place may well allow insurance company to refuse to pay most or all of a claim where it is clear. it was Not maintained as it ought tone in a 'roadworthy'state.
    I always. have Mot carried out. yes aware rear brakes are a known issue ( pity nobody does replacements unlike front where Bembro do at least supply new calipers and use vented discs)
    My own car has had very low yearly mileage due to ongoing issues. ( brakes being very high on list) yet I have missed car shows as refuse to drive it without an valid MOT. having checked car over before an MOT ( year before last). I was. feeling confident it was. good. Tester found a small corrosion hole in passenger floor I missed! got an advisory .. having stripped underseal off found it was. more than just a small hole ..had to cut away a section and weld in new. a good example of how its best to have. an expert independent 'eye' check our cars over for both peace of mind AND having an argument in any accident about roadworthiness!
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