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Pup the Pug
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Okay so hopefully you don't all shoo me out of here because I've got a Peugeot Partner instead of a 'Lingo but they're as good as the same right??

I used to have Benedict the Berlingo, and after owning an LDV Convoy, a Vauxhall Vectra and a Fiat Seicento, I saw sense and got best of all worlds with a Partner/Multispace!

Or so I thought....

I purchased Pup on Boxing Day with '12 months MOT' with no advisories for £350 (should've known then it was too good to be true) Granted, he was a little rough around the edges but I wasn't looking for a show stopper.

Upon getting it home, for a start I realised was a DW8, not XUD Sad oh well, it moves at least.

It's perhaps easiest to bullet points problems found since....:

- N/S front tyre bilp/bulge when weight on that area! (Immediately changed)
- N/S smashed mirror glass.
- When wobbling front wheels to check play (which there is plenty of) the gearbox sump plug was found to be half out so there's no bloody oil in it!
- That may explain the constant rubble sound when driving (I thought it may be a bearing) (Wouldn't surprise me if it is too.)
- There was a 'clunk' felt through the steering. (Cracked spring on N/S)
- As for the drivers corner, there is a HORRENDOUS noise (can't even describe it! intermittent grinding/clanking/just bloody awful!) as the wheel turns, yet not in reverse o.O (that's todays investigation after work)
- The O/S rear door can't be shut after the front one is, or it sits over the top of it....
- I know there is more but meh...

Sigh, yes I know these are things I perhaps should've noticed, but the 'test drive' was rushed, frankly the fellas driving style was shocking and I thought for the price I could afford to fix stuff. Just didn't expect it to be this bad with supposed MOT.

I am appalled the testing station has let this go on the road, I'm glad I bought it because it won't be staying in this condition for very long! I'd like to report them, but know I'd have to pay for another MOT and dread what list would come back, and I don't have an alternative vehicle!!

I will probably be picking you peoples brains if anyone out there minds offering them Smile
I'll see y'all in the problem section!

Hi by the way Smile

Nikkita.
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#2
Personally I would go to the MInistry of Transport and report the testing station ...yes an MOT is only really valued on the day it is written but the Ministry of transport are not stupid they will look a state of the car and realise the people who did the MOT on not doing their job correctly and the license will be removed from them


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#3
All they will say it was OK on the day of the test,
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#4
Just out of curiosity what was the Year and mileage?
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#5
(30-12-2016, 12:39 PM)iscom Wrote:  Just out of curiosity  what was the Year and mileage?

I meant to mention that on the post, dur.

It's a '51 and it's done 134500k
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(30-12-2016, 11:48 AM)Sootyfoot Wrote:  Personally I would go to the MInistry of Transport and report the testing station ...yes an MOT is only really valued on the day it is written but the Ministry of transport are not stupid they will look a state of the car and realise the people who did the MOT on not doing their job correctly and the license will be removed from them


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I was toying with the idea as its really quite disgraceful. I thought I may be able to log what work I do as proof, but even saying that I bet it won't stand legally without a legitimate MOT test certificate failing it. I imagine I'm going to end up putting myself out of pocket and be without a vehicle which I simply cannot afford to do.
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(30-12-2016, 12:28 PM)Johny555 Wrote:  All they will say it was OK on the day of the test,


No. The actual Ministry of Transport take it very seriously when people who are supposed to be carrying out a proper MOT is doing shoddy work astral it is safety yes we all know that technically the MOT is really only valid for 24 hours but if the car is that bad then there is no way on how to know is that it would pass an MOT

They rely upon people to show them when their vehicles have been tested to a poor standard


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(30-12-2016, 12:51 PM)vixen_fix Wrote:  
(30-12-2016, 11:48 AM)Sootyfoot Wrote:  Personally I would go to the MInistry of Transport and report the testing station ...yes an MOT is only really valued on the day it is written but the Ministry of transport are not stupid they will look a state of the car and realise the people who did the MOT on not doing their job correctly and the license will be removed from them


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I was toying with the idea as its really quite disgraceful. I thought I may be able to log what work I do as proof, but even saying that I bet it won't stand legally without a legitimate MOT test certificate failing it. I imagine I'm going to end up putting myself out of pocket and be without a vehicle which I simply cannot afford to do.


You really need it to go to a proper Ministry of transport test centre so they can check it over the type of place to go to is not an MOT Centre but the proper test centre where they would check a rebuilt vehicle



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First of all I would contact the MOT garage telling them of the situation and its your intention the report them not only to the Ministry of transport but Trading standards and maybe they would consider buying the car from you, to save them the hassle
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#10
I bought it privately and not from the MOT station. Looking at when the MOT was done (7th Dec) it's done 500 miles since. Is that enough to bugger it do you think?
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