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Title: MOT Decision crowd ideas
Post by: johnnymartin on July 18, 2014, 11:26:00 am
Ha - so having sorted out dashboard on Mk3 with 130,000 on clock, took it for mot

its going to be about 450-500...including welding up new sill back towards the fuel tank andreplacing some pipes that run over back of fuel tank, front brake (just wear & tear) and a suspension component.  Ouch!

well cross about welding - i thought this was a strong point!  Well any ideas/suggestions?!  Interior/exterior is well worn.  but shes taken us to scotland/south of france etc...to MOT or not to MOT that is the question!


Title: Re: MOT Decision crowd ideas
Post by: WessexElectricNutter on July 18, 2014, 06:31:27 pm
400-500 is nothing compared to some MOTs, my last MOT for the Clio cost me 200 to get it through and that was to replace a brake pipe that was made worse by the fact I tried to use it without the proper tools.

If it helps influence your decision, my diesel espace cost me 1870 before the MOT and another 120 on top with the MOT. But look around to see what else is about to go wrong before deciding, it might just be 500 and thats it for a year, or 500 and about a week down the line, 1500, it depends.

And if you have a DCi engine with the rocker cover fault, I have a spare gasket here I'm trying to get rid of :)


Title: Re: MOT Decision crowd ideas
Post by: BrianM on July 21, 2014, 06:01:32 pm
I have just welded sills on both sides of one of ours. The sill fills with dirt & stays damp if not cleaned out. Welding has allways been an expensive exercise as it is quite time consuming, it took me two days for both sides.  I always think 'better the devil you know'. I'ts still a cheap car at the end of the day, you will need to spend between 1000 to 1500 for a decent one. I see there is a dci on ebay for over 2k! don't think he is going to sell that one any day soon.


Title: Re: MOT Decision crowd ideas
Post by: WessexElectricNutter on July 23, 2014, 08:57:30 pm
I have just welded sills on both sides of one of ours. The sill fills with dirt & stays damp if not cleaned out. Welding has allways been an expensive exercise as it is quite time consuming, it took me two days for both sides.  I always think 'better the devil you know'. I'ts still a cheap car at the end of the day, you will need to spend between 1000 to 1500 for a decent one. I see there is a dci on ebay for over 2k! don't think he is going to sell that one any day soon.

And thats the start for a DCi. I brought mine with so many problems (see blog) for 650. Its cost me 3 times as much to fix, but having said that, my V6 one I have not spent a single penny and apart from an irratating misfire, still starts!

So, if you love the espace, Brians point maybe a valid one, considering scrap for a vehicle like that is something like 100 to 200, is it worth it?


Title: Re: MOT Decision crowd ideas
Post by: johnnymartin on July 24, 2014, 01:06:43 pm
thank you for feedback and interesting about sills - sadly I think she will be sent into orbit.