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Old 29 Sep 2012, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Failed MOT for holes in rear sills at jack up point, I can fit my hand through it.

Is this repairable?

Failed on other stuff which I disagree with such as wipers dont clear screen, they work fine in the rain but for some reason not to well with screen-wash.

damage to N/S/R tyre wall, its not even down to the threads.

Anyway my main concern is trying to get the rear sills welded.
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Old 29 Sep 2012, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

you have to weigh up all the costs at some point, your having a lot of issues and a fresh slate may be needed.
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Old 29 Sep 2012, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

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you have to weigh up all the costs at some point, your having a lot of issues and a fresh slate may be needed.
I've already thought about that, if the engine had of completely gone when I had the problem with the tappets/HLA then I would have scrapped it.

I've had the rear bearing replaced so that ok.
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Old 04 Oct 2012, 06:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

things are looking up so far, had a quote for both sills front to back for a patched up job 300 to 400 this was if it was a worst case scenario, as I have to go back on Saturday so they can put it on a lift and strip the sill covers off as I want them to replace or fabricate them.

The welder did confirm that it looks like the MOT center jacked the car up using the sills instead of the re-enforced jacking point
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Old 08 Oct 2012, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

OK this isnt good, ive been to 3 welders so far all refusing to do the job as its too big a job

Phoned VOSA this morning and explained what has happened, they told me because MOT Center damaged the car and its not a fail when it should have passed or vice versa. I have to go to the MOT center and demand they get the car fixed out of their own money otherwise legal action will take place. VOSA thinks I have a very good case against them as I had work done on the car just a few days prior to the MOT.

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Old 09 Oct 2012, 03:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

Not a reputable garage then I take it?
Sad to hear garages doing this kind of damage to peoples pride and joy.
Have you thought about re-shelling it?
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Not a reputable garage then I take it?
Sad to hear garages doing this kind of damage to peoples pride and joy.
Have you thought about re-shelling it?
Not sure if the garage is reputable it was the first time my car has been there.

I've thought about getting hold of another scooby with a knackered engine and transfering my engine and ecu, doors, boot, bonet, all brake calipers/pads/discs, maybe front shocks as they are brand new. then getting it colour coded as I really like the black look and all the other mods. >> complete respray
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Old 10 Oct 2012, 11:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

Called the MOT center and its arranged for them to look at it and maybe repair it next Friday, fingers crossed.
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Old 13 Oct 2012, 09:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

Just been to R and A Autobodies in Blaydon-on-tyne they were recommended by Revolution Motorstore. He quoted me approx 80 per side depending on how bad the damage is once he removes the skirts.

Just have to wait and find out what happens with the MOT center on Friday.
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Old 19 Oct 2012, 07:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Went to MOT center, it didnt go well.
They said it wasnt caused by being jacked up wrong as they dont use the lifts with adjustable jack points only the drive on lift is used for MOT.
Then they kept repeating its corrosion thats caused it, which was a load of crap because my sills were solid 2 days before the MOT with no holes and after the MOT its about 8 inches long on each side which I mentioned and all they can say is it was caused by corrosion. Then they had the cheek to quote me 160 per side.

Im just going to bite the bullet and pay for the repair myself at R and A Autobodies.

As I was leaving they started slagging off a women behind her back as they did a job wrong on her car and she was trying to claim compensation from them. The MOT center is called Car Safety Center in Houghton Le Spring avoid it.
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Old 22 Oct 2012, 07:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

Had the sills done, it was a lot worse than it looked once the skirts were removed, it needed 18 inches replaced on both sides, luckily it didn't break the bank cost 160 that includes waxoyl and underseal.

If you need your sills done and your in the tyne and wear area call R and A Autobodies on 0191 4141449 ask for Rob. Top bloke.
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Old 27 Oct 2012, 03:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: Failed MOT, Holes in rear sills

Got the scooby through the MOT but I have a really funny advisory which states Exhaust noisy. Its a scooby its meant be. lol.

Also the guy that did the MOT kept setting the alarm off and couldn't start the car so I had to keep going out and starting it for him. A few other advisories to do with the brakes which i'll get checked out even though i think the guy couldn't even drive it properly.

It states Measurements. DBT service brake efficiency 70%, DBT Park Brake Efficiency 30%. They feel perfect to me.
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