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Failed today - as expected

Postby Kace » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:58 pm

So tripped up to NCT for the first time in more than 2 years, expecting to fail on front anti-roll bar bushes and maybe a small hole in the flexible exhaust section.

Came out without any failure on these two, nor on the dreaded emissions.

Failures on :
Split steering rack gaiter
Corrosion on a brake line
Red indicators and Reverse Lights (due to crappy tint film)
Front dip bulb - seems to have developed a temperamental fault

Not too bad really. Dropping up to Paul this week for a service and to get decat re-installed (seeing as though I have already passed the emissions part of the test).
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby Chris_Heilong » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:14 pm

so overall a good result, will be going to Paul for a service myself.
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby MY-JAP-MISTRESS » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:03 am

how much it it for an nct test? would it not have been better to have a look about it b4 and save goin for a 2nd test. funny what you thought was bad didnt show up on the test
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby goz_83 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:06 pm

MY-JAP-MISTRESS wrote:how much it it for an nct test? would it not have been better to have a look about it b4 and save goin for a 2nd test. funny what you thought was bad didnt show up on the test


€55 for test and €28 for retest within 28 days. If it's a visual inspection, not requiring the use of equipment, there is no charge for retest.

My personal approach to the NCT is that it's mostly a load of sh1te. I keep my car in the best condition possible and if I know something should be done for the NCT, I get it done. The NCT usually shows something up though on 10 year+ cars.
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby Kace » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:28 pm

MY-JAP-MISTRESS wrote:how much it it for an nct test? would it not have been better to have a look about it b4 and save goin for a 2nd test. funny what you thought was bad didnt show up on the test


I have no ramp so not easy to have a good look about underneath. I would also probably have focused on fixing the front suspension and the exhaust, neither of which were actually a problem. I knew they would fail me on something so didn't bother with the tinted clusters etc. and decided to see if they would fail the car on these.
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby Kace » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:04 pm

Collected from Paul today and passed this evening ! Now some tax, install of the decat and my new ITG and I'm sorted for the summer !!

Hey Goz - how much do you think Atlas would charge to install the decat? Obviously a very quick job.
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby goz_83 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:27 am

I'd harbour a guess at around 20 yoyos.
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby Kace » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:42 am

Yeah - that's what I would expect. Some local guy charged me €40 to install the cat once :shock: Needless to say I expressed my dissatisfaction and never darkened his door again.
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby Kace » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:51 pm

goz_83 wrote:I'd harbour a guess at around 20 yoyos.


Dropped into the guys and the manager told me that this job is normally 50-60 bills. When I questioned it he said that they won't even put anything on the ramp for less than 40. Exit stage left.
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby goz_83 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:45 am

Kace wrote:
goz_83 wrote:I'd harbour a guess at around 20 yoyos.


Dropped into the guys and the manager told me that this job is normally 50-60 bills. When I questioned it he said that they won't even put anything on the ramp for less than 40. Exit stage left.


It's a franchise thought, isn't it. As a general rule, I avoid chain and franchise garages, but I dropped into Atlas one day for something simple and found that a lad I knew worked there and I was looked after. I got so much done to the FTO since then, that I often leave without being charged for little jobs. I use the one in Baldoyle.

It's a rotten attitude to have if the guy really sticks by his €40 ramp rule. So, how does he go about the "free health check" without using a ramp? I would have walked out too, but not before squeezing out a rasper to leave behind. :lol:
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Re: Failed today - as expected

Postby goz_83 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:27 am

This popped into my mind today and made me think of how easy it is to get ripped off. I was charged only €50 to have my new front discs and pads fit a couple of weeks ago. I reckon it's fair to say that there is a considerable amount more involved in doing this, because I have done both jobs myself before. The cat took me a few minutes and a set of discs and pads took a couple of hours.
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