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  1. Will this fail an MOT?

    General BMW Discussions
    I’ve moved the space from between the 0 & N BMW M Sport F21 118d 2014
  2. Failed mot on emission

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Car fitted with 200cell cat and eissnman race exhaust but its m60 so there is no o2 reading after cat. What are my options? Any help will be appreciated Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. Pre mot checks

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Is there a guide to pre mot checks that I can carry out before it goes in next week? Bricking it, cars done 200k and I am just praying nothing comes up.. Ive adjusted the handbrake best I can (its not 90 degress to floor pan anymore) and no advisories on the last MOT and previous owner had all...
  4. mot failure - are these tricky?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Failed the mot, I am getting more tyres tomorrow, however, I wondered is it too tricky for a newbie to look at these? -parking brake efficiency below requirements 1.4.2(a)(I) -Parking brake inoperative on one side nearside read ( he said handbrake was on but you can spin the wheel) -anti...
  5. MOT Query

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    Hi Guys, I have recently bought my first BMW :D The car was MOT'd on the 17th of March this year (2019), which is fine, but when i purchased the car on the 2nd of July, the Peter Vardy dealership put it through an MOT again. Can this happen? 2 MOT's in space of 3 months? Curiosity more than...
  6. MOT failure rust on rear sills

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Just had an MOT failure as the rear Jacking points have rusted. how is the plastic sill removed. i see fixings underneath but is there any upper fixings to contend with? then need to find a welder
  7. 2007 320i - (MOT fail) Catalytic Converter?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, Sorry if I am posting in the wrong section. I am new to this forum and need urgent help and advice. So I purchased my car half a year ago and was told everything was fine with it and did all the checks required as a buyer to find out if it is ok. It all checked out. But today was its MOT...
  8. MOT Fail - Subframe mounting corroded

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Long time lurker, never really had too much bother with my 320D E90 but its failed it MOT today on: Subframe mounting prescribed area is corroded significantly reducing structural strength nearside rear (front mounting) Its an 06 plate. Now I'm not sure if they have been over zealous...
  9. Will BMW main dealer pass my MOT if the CBS service light is on?

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    Hello All My 520D F10 is coming to the end of its 3 years and I have booked in for an end of warranty check and MOT next month in April with a BMW main dealer. On the initial engine start of my car, it is telling me that a service is due in April 2019. So when I checked my iDrive for the list...
  10. MOT Emissions Failure

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys. So some of you know i have a 1999 E46 323ci Auto. I left these with the ex wife as she still loves the car - it does look awesome. Anyways, she took it for an MOT and it failed on emissions. She only does around 3k miles a year locally and does not drive the car as she should. The...
  11. Failed mot due to excessive smoke please help code 2a88

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’m close to defeat here guys so any help is very much appreciated, il start from the beginning so please bare with me. And sorry in advance. I bought a e90 2005 n46 320i that had a broken chain guide which put the timing out. So set about replacing this and removing the sump to recover the...
  12. Buying a S/H car and online MOT result checks !

    BFuk Open Topic
    What a joke most sellers/dealers are these days . With so much online history available etc . Just looked at 5 cars online .All Subaru Outbacks 3.0's . Some of failing 6 out of 8 past MOTS . And still the sellers claim good condition and history . Who wants a car owned by someone that lets 3...
  13. Airbag and mot

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    This hasn't been a issue before but wondering if will be now, and I plan now to sort it, lights on as guessing usual damaged wire under passenger seat belt, need to get one of them bypass plugs but the reason hasn't been a issue is the light doesn't show as I have covered it but will that be...
  14. Help with more issues and mot

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    New thread as more issues popped up, brakes checked and all mostly good, need new pipe making up for rear offside but that's in hand. Now to new issues found. Back plates on front need replacing but wont arrive in time for mot so plan to remove for now, do I just need discs off to remove them...
  15. Who's passed on the new MOT??

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    I am pleased to say that my car has passed on the new MOT and my cat converters working under efficiency didn't cause a problem, however I did clear the code prior to entry, anyone else pass or fail?
  16. New MOT and 535d DPF removal implications

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Has anyone with a 535d who has had their DPF bored had their car MOT'd since the new rules have come in? If so did it pass or fail? I have a 535d and thinking of removing DPF bored and remapped but concerned with new MOT. Any advice appreciated.
  17. DECAT Downpipe & New MOT Rules

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, I want to replace the flexipipe on my 320d e46 and i have bought the flexi part to be welded on. But for some reason no garage seem to want to do it as apparently it take so much time to do. The general suggestion was that i get a decat downpipe fitted instead. Im still unclear on...
  18. New MOT regs

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    I'm not due an MOT for a while but have been reading up on the new MOT regulations. One thing that stood out was the car would get a major fault if the tester "can see smoke of any colour coming from the exhaust". My question is, what if it does fail on this? What would they recommend to fix...
  19. 2007 E92 2.0i N43 - MOT Emissions Fail

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, new to the site and have read a few posts on various issues which have been a great help, so thank you. The car has had a lumpy idle on cold starts and misfire Cylinder 4 occasionally when driving for a while now. so I renewed 4 x New Plugs/ 4 x new coils and vanos solenoids cleaned...
  20. MOT rule changes 20th May 2018 - Diesel Owners Beware.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46 says MOT changes effective from 20th May will have "stricter rules for diesel car emissions" ...and... "Your vehicle will get a major fault if the MOT tester: can see smoke of any colour coming from the exhaust and/or finds evidence that the DPF has been tampered with"...