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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Just stumbled across an RS 4.0 Reply with quote

Did not expect to see this sticking out the nondescript garage round the back of my work....mechanic said it was in for it's MOT and the car is used extensively on track, nice to hear. Is the owner on here?


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing that he's taken his ultra rare RS4.0 to 'Joe's garage' for an MOT. Not suggesting he's not competent just find it unusual.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Amazing that he's taken his ultra rare RS4.0 to 'Joe's garage' for an MOT. Not suggesting he's not competent just find it unusual.


We're do you think your local OPC take them Question Grin
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Just stumbled across an RS 4.0 Reply with quote

badlands wrote:
Did not expect to see this sticking out the nondescript garage round the back of my work....mechanic said it was in for it's MOT and the car is used extensively on track, nice to hear. Is the owner on here?



Lovely car, I'm pretty sure I'd still have that over the 911R
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cunno wrote:
isysman wrote:
Amazing that he's taken his ultra rare RS4.0 to 'Joe's garage' for an MOT. Not suggesting he's not competent just find it unusual.


We're do you think your local OPC take them Question Grin


Well some do it in house. My OPC takes mine to an Alfa Romeo main dealer close by. Not to this tiny garage.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as the DVLA and insurers are concerned, an MOT is an MOT. It doesn't really matter who does it - they all have to meet a standard - as long as you either trust them with your car or are prepared to wait with it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. I'm waiting with mine at kwickfit on Saturday, don't trust them but for £27...!
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Exactly. I'm waiting with mine at kwickfit on Saturday, don't trust them but for £27...!
I guess big chains vary from depot to depot, but, I'm not sure I'd trust my local, even with close supervision. Fortunately, I have an old school mate who runs an MOT station, and it's in my village, so big win all round.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Just stumbled across an RS 4.0 Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:

Lovely car, I'm pretty sure I'd still have that over the 911R


Agree
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RS 4.0 and CGT are my holy grails! Prefer it in white though.

I don't trust anyone local, had my tyres changed by F1 Autocentres, they damaged the rims.

Don't get me started on KwikFit, used them once for tyres and got ripped off.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always used Event Tyres & thought they were cheapest but to be fair to Kwickfit they were £60 cheaper for supply & fitting for a set of Hancocks to my 3 series daily. But I had to say I would get the tyres elsewhere before I could get that price. Wouldn't trust them for much else though
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take mine to a non descript garage for its MOT, and wait for it, ever since I asked a local Independent to change the oil and oh...."can you do an MOT?".....yes sir no problem, was the reply.
He drove it 27 miles round trip to a non descript garage who charged £25. I didn't realize until days after that the Independent had charged me £40 for the privilege of using my car (and petrol).
Nowadays nobody does anything to it unless I'm there..... Pistols
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cunno wrote:
isysman wrote:
Amazing that he's taken his ultra rare RS4.0 to 'Joe's garage' for an MOT. Not suggesting he's not competent just find it unusual.


We're do you think your local OPC take them Question Grin


Too true. Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Cunno wrote:
isysman wrote:
Amazing that he's taken his ultra rare RS4.0 to 'Joe's garage' for an MOT. Not suggesting he's not competent just find it unusual.


We're do you think your local OPC take them Question Grin


Well some do it in house. My OPC takes mine to an Alfa Romeo main dealer close by. Not to this tiny garage.


I think that would scare me more, I had an Alfa, loved the car dealer network truly shocking. Grin
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't quite believe the MOT snobbery Floor it's a rudimentary check of your light bulbs.

Loving Porsche's and respecting people's cars is certainly not the exclusive domain of the Porsche dealer network.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a lovely article in a magazine a few years ago on the little MOT centre in Woking where McLaren send F1s for their annual test. thumbsup certainly nowhere special, but 100% certain they trusted the old fella carrying out the checks to be careful!
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last MOT I had done on the GT3, the guy said "that's too low to go on the ramp" so he left it in the car park & admired the car from the office for 45 mins.

Car passed with flying colours Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take my 993 to a local garage which used to be next door but 3 to me. They are proper old school but love older cars. I always get it there as they unlock (after a run to get it nice and warm) and they get started on it straight away whilst I wait and chat.

They don't do the brake test on the ramp as its 4 wheel drive so he just drives it up and down the entrance road for the test Grin

Last year the number plate fell off as I'd only blue tacked it on (slight spacing issue Wink, he just laughed and threw it over to me.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NXI20 wrote:
Last MOT I had done on the GT3, the guy said "that's too low to go on the ramp" so he left it in the car park & admired the car from the office for 45 mins.

Car passed with flying colours Wink


That sounds familiar. We had to do a brake test - me driving and him in the passenger seat grinning from ear to ear... Mr. Green Passed with flying colours...
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

same for me...
took my 996 GT3 to Halfords a few times, as they were the cheapest; No probs.
now the local MOT place where I've been taking all the cars for a while.
I'm pretty sure he did the same to my GT3 for its first MOT; he just handed me the cert and said "well it passed, of course..."
 
  
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