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New M.O.T. live from today.Will it kill off the old Volvo?

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Old Aug 10th, 2018, 12:36   #11
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My 10 year old 100k D5 had to have the test repeated because it was so clean the tester struggled to get a reading. I've since been back to the station and they said they have a new gas analyser and it wouldn't happen now.

It did get a good thrashing on the way...
2012 V40 D3 SE, 2003 XC90 D5 SE, 2009 Ford Ranger SC, 1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 23:33   #12
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Likewise, at the end of July, my 20 year old V70 Tdi Auto with 223,500 miles passed without any difficulty at all. Although the vehicle is fitted with a catalytic converter, it's the original, and I don't think it's a terribly sophisticated affair anyway and it won't have any effect on visible smoke and particulates. It certainly predates the DPF. I understand you are allowed up to 6 accelerations to get within the required smoke limit. Only one was done and that was comfortably within the limit.

Although I don't recall ever seeing it written anywhere, I understood that generally a vehicle was not expected to reach a higher standard than it was capable of when it left the factory.

So in answer to the original question, I don't think it shouldn't make any significant difference to any older but well maintained car that doesn't have any modifications now deemed as MoT failues; such as non factory standard headlights or missing DPFs


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