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Old 23 Jan 2009, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dont think ya gonna like this much if its true folks

Found this earlier on a local forum-


As many of you know my other half is a mot tester.. he just got a update from Vosa and it starts with immediate effect and pretty much makes MOST of our cars mot failures.

and it is this: (Taken from bulletin as delivered to mot stations)
Any exhaust fitted to a vehicle that changes the sound from standard in even the slightest way is an instant fail.

So no standard system NO MOT...

Copy from Midlandscoobies site & yes it's true.

Another great rule for the people and modders in UK

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Old 24 Jan 2009, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dont think ya gonna like this much if its true folks

Heard that with the NCT (MOT) here thought it was a joke will proberbly happen here so aswell
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Old 24 Jan 2009, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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testers have always been able to fail your car if they deem it to
loud,before they make the above rule law they would have to
have db meters at every station
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 08:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Dont think ya gonna like this much if its true folks

Can't say I'm convinced thats on the level but hey given the place I had mine MOT'd at last had to ask "is it 4WD?" I doubt they could tell the difference between mine and the stock exhaust!
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 07:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Dont think ya gonna like this much if its true folks

is this purely to do with loudness then? or is it just the sound in general? cause if its sound then surely this is unmeasurable and if its loudness then surely you could get a muffler put on the end of the zorst for the MOT.
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 10:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just bidded for a full de cat system on ebay an hour ago,and lost, after reading this looks like i'll have to go for the straight through centre section,coz at least when mot time comes round,its a straight 15 minute job to replace the cat.
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Old 27 Jan 2009, 10:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mine's up for MOT this week. I'll have a chat with the tester. In this age of Government meddling, I wouldn't be surprised by any attack on our freedom like this.

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Old 30 Jan 2009, 11:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Dont think ya gonna like this much if its true folks

OMG thank goodness the dealer MOT'd my new hobby for me last week!!! Mind you there was a few points i had to take back, that i didn't think think would even pass a MOT so, no surprises there then lol!

One year to wait to see what happens!!

Geezo any idea Dave what the legal decibels will be now?

Something not to look ofrward to then!!

Thanks for the update
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think most scooby stealers will look at that ruling/legislation and even if it is true the will throw it out the window.

They themselves fit prodrive aftermarket exhausts and they sound very different to the standard offering so i doubt very much they will take much notice of it!!

Equally you would have to probably make 50% of cars on the road today MOT failures because of exhaust mods direct from the dealers being very commonplace on new cars so personally speaking, whether true or not it will be regarded as a load of old tosh and probably be very hard to enforce!!

I wouldn't take any notice of it and FFS don't let that put you off buying that exhaust you've had your eye on for ages, it will make your P&J breathe and sound so much better!!
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 12:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hooray! My car passed the MOT yesterday with no issues at all!

I asked the tester about exhausts, and he told me that the tester still has discretion. If it sounds about the same volume as the original, he will pass it, but if it is noticeably noisier, then he can fail it. Mine's got the Prodrive exhaust, and while this might sound different to the original, it isn't significantly different in volume, so passes OK. There doesn't seem to be a statutory loudness measure that is applied.

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i should think it will only be for new cars, i doubt they have records of all the cars ever made
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Need to get mine MOT'd soon its a 93 WRX with Blitz Nur spec Exhaust, v.loud
got the baffle to put back into the rear box, which makes quite a difference
also when i bought the car it had a fresh MOT
it didn't have a cat, would a 1993 model require one?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
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Stick a proper exhaust bung in the end of it to quieten the noise for MOT purposes. You can buy them online.

It's like a muffler insert that's inserted into the tailpipe. Usually held in place with a grub screw or it slides over the tailpipe and clamps on.
One or the other. HTH
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Re: Dont think ya gonna like this much if its true folks

stop worrying peeps its not true
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Old 04 Feb 2009, 04:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Re: Dont think ya gonna like this much if its true folks

Holyfield is absolutely right.

However, if you are worried come MOT time just find a sympathetic Subaru dealer with a friendly service manager that you know well and doesn't have too much of an issue with full decat exhausts, emissions, or noise levels
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