What did your 300 need for its MOT?

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What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by cabbage340 » 04 Oct 2011 09:57 pm

Hi all

Well I am very pleased to share with you 300 series lovers that our "young lady" passed her MOT today. After a 5000 mile European tour (on the 1first day in Rennes, France, we unfortunately got rear ended, the french van was a write off, our "young lady" just took it. Barely a scratch. We were convinced that by Friday it was going to be on ebay to be sold as a spare or repair!! No, to our shock and amazement it just needed 4 new tyres, headlight adjustment and a bulb. Whoo whooo. Hope you 300 series owners have a nice experience with yours. What has yours needed this year? Hopefully very little like ours.....

Take care and all

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P.S. We are going to take her to Africa for Christmas!!
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by volvosneverdie » 04 Oct 2011 10:04 pm

cabbage340 wrote:
P.S. We are going to take her to Africa for Christmas!!
Blimey!

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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by macplaxton » 04 Oct 2011 10:09 pm

cabbage340 wrote:What has yours needed this year?
Nowt, as she's* exempt from testing :mrgreen:

The '82** needed nowt either, oddly enough.

*the '78 Black Beauty.
**the '82 is UK-based.
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by Nimminz » 04 Oct 2011 10:47 pm

mine needed nothing :D
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by Chris_C » 04 Oct 2011 11:28 pm

New suspension top cups/bearings/mounts.

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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by L14MNP » 05 Oct 2011 12:05 am

Africa sounds great mate! I really want to do some travelling in a car some time soon. I reckon I will go for one of those scumball rally type affairs initially though. :lol:

as for the 360, she's in pieces at the moment, but last MoT it failed on front springs dislocating (my fault for cutting them) and emissions a tiny bit too high. Removal of the air filter and standard height springs and all was well. Not bad to say prior to me buying it from a dealer with what I suspect to be a dodgy MoT it had been laid up for around 16 years! :D

Oh yeah, I also cleaned out the carb and fitted a new fuel pump, but that was prior to any MoT in my hands.
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by TurboTomSportive » 05 Oct 2011 07:27 am

Mine needed a pair if wiper blades and a washer jet unblocking, not bad for 89' I guess, no rust at all either :D
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by MCHUDD » 05 Oct 2011 01:19 pm

Hi all.
Mine just needed the jacking points done.
Thats not bad for a car that will be 31 years old in January.
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by jarlidge » 06 Oct 2011 09:07 pm

hi

both of my 360's never needed anything for the mot. and hasen't for the years i have owned them. but my silver 360, will be nedding a body shop after some twat pulled out of a junction and hit the rear quarter panel...........

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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by Hell Driver » 06 Oct 2011 09:18 pm

New coil spring (old one cracked). Changed the pair and new shocks and painted struts/inside domes while I was there...one thing leads to another! Also put in new bottom ball joints.
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by spike4073 » 08 Oct 2011 12:19 pm

less than i was expecting

just needed a little welding round rear suspention stress points and a replacement number plate :)

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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by jon-ovlov » 08 Oct 2011 01:08 pm

Rear wheel cylinders, new rear copper hard line, H-brake cables, brake bleed. :lol: The ONLY thing I couldn't test at home were the breaks. Figures.
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Re: What did your 300 need for its MOT?

Post by macplaxton » 08 Oct 2011 01:42 pm

jon-ovlov wrote:The ONLY thing I couldn't test at home were the breaks.
Not having a go, as I mash the keyboard a lot too, but breaks are for tea. Brakes are for stopping. But you (k)new that! Damned homophones!

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