Confirm:S2 needs cat if first registered post 31/7/95

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Re: Confirmation:S2s need a cat if first registered post 31/

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 25.09.2014, 17:21

Following on from the information in Paul's post #39.....

Mine failed it's CO levels yesterday but I realised they had tested it closed loop with the lower limits. I went back today and went through it again with the workshop manager who had performed the test as my usual tester was on holiday. With reference to the VOSA flowchart, the process was:

1. Perform BET test. FAIL.

2. Is it a passenger car? Yes.

3. First used between 1/8/92 and 31/7/95? Yes.

4. Exact match in Emissions book? No.
…… a) VIN after RHA26000? Yes.
…… b) Engine type ZT1? Can't tell as it is illegible under all the grime. †

5. Perform non CAT test. PASS.

† The tester is not allowed to move or clean anything to determine the engine number.

The bottom line is that mine has been passing the MoT according to the letter of the law, but if I clean the engine, I will have to fit a cat.
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Re: Confirmation:S2s need a cat if first registered post 31/

Postby rip » Thu 25.09.2014, 23:00

Trust you to find an excuse not to clean your engine :-D
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Re: Confirm:S2 needs cat if first registered post 31/7/95

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 26.09.2014, 09:52

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Re: Confirmation:S2s need a cat if first registered post 31/

Postby clemo » Wed 15.03.2017, 22:03

GeoffSmith wrote:Following on from the information in Paul's post #39.....

Mine failed it's CO levels yesterday but I realised they had tested it closed loop with the lower limits. I went back today and went through it again with the workshop manager who had performed the test as my usual tester was on holiday. With reference to the VOSA flowchart, the process was:

1. Perform BET test. FAIL.

2. Is it a passenger car? Yes.

3. First used between 1/8/92 and 31/7/95? Yes.

4. Exact match in Emissions book? No.
…… a) VIN after RHA26000? Yes.
…… b) Engine type ZT1? Can't tell as it is illegible under all the grime. †

5. Perform non CAT test. PASS.

† The tester is not allowed to move or clean anything to determine the engine number.

The bottom line is that mine has been passing the MoT according to the letter of the law, but if I clean the engine, I will have to fit a cat.




IS this still the case Geoff?
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Re: Confirmation:S2s need a cat if first registered post 31/

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 15.03.2017, 22:24

clemo wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:Following on from the information in Paul's post #39.....

Mine failed it's CO levels yesterday but I realised they had tested it closed loop with the lower limits. I went back today and went through it again with the workshop manager who had performed the test as my usual tester was on holiday. With reference to the VOSA flowchart, the process was:

1. Perform BET test. FAIL.

2. Is it a passenger car? Yes.

3. First used between 1/8/92 and 31/7/95? Yes.

4. Exact match in Emissions book? No.
…… a) VIN after RHA26000? Yes.
…… b) Engine type ZT1? Can't tell as it is illegible under all the grime. †

5. Perform non CAT test. PASS.

† The tester is not allowed to move or clean anything to determine the engine number.

The bottom line is that mine has been passing the MoT according to the letter of the law, but if I clean the engine, I will have to fit a cat.




IS this still the case Geoff?


"The Jury is still out" - there is a school of thought that Geoff was fortunate to browbeat the tester ... thread here -forum.lotuselancentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25673#p324979
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