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Here's how it used to be with conducting MOT tests and probably still is.

:lol: Never heard of any tester being hauled over the coals for being too strict (unless it was a deliberate job creation fraud). But the Vehicle Inspectorate, as was then known, would come down on you like a ton of bricks if you firstly didn't follow the proper procedure and secondly if you missed a safety critical item.
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Tom wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:04 am
Here's how it used to be with conducting MOT tests and probably still is.

:lol: Never heard of any tester being hauled over the coals for being too strict (unless it was a deliberate job creation fraud). But the Vehicle Inspectorate, as was then known, would come down on you like a ton of bricks if you firstly didn't follow the proper procedure and secondly if you missed a safety critical item.
Hmm - that was the official line Tom but bitter experience tells me different in the late nineties that after our works van went for an MOT and failed on a front wheel bearing ( no noise or indication that it was failing beforehand) and they "fitted a new bearing" it arrived back in our yard about a mile and a half from the MOT workshop literally spitting ball bearings out. They hadn't done the hub nut up worth a damn. Funnily enough - one of our customers at the time was an MOT inspector. We phoned him and reported it. He said he couldn't do anything about the bunch of cowboys at that workshop because each work "station" ie four post lift was rented out to different self-employed mechanics, like hairdressers rent each chair out.
I got one of our blokes to sort it out - he took the van home at night so he had a vested interest in doing a proper job!
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Most likely overtightened although not locking nut by whatever mechanism also probable so ignore my insomniac rambling!

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Or fitted a really crappy Chinese pattern part.
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All sorted on he CT scene with another one booked for 02 June. Probably just as well as I've noticed some ominous looking black grease over the spokes of the aluminium wheel with the dodgy bearing. Is that 'cos the bearing's had it?
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Almost certainly, unless its a really old vehicle then the seal is usually integral with the bearing, once it loses the grease the bearing normally fails quickly.

As a matter of urgency, as you have put back the CT you should make sure that the grease has not contaminated the brake disc & pads.

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Le Démerdeur wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:19 pm
Almost certainly, unless its a really old vehicle then the seal is usually integral with the bearing, once it loses the grease the bearing normally fails quickly.

As a matter of urgency, as you have put back the CT you should make sure that the grease has not contaminated the brake disc & pads.
Stone me, I hadn’t thought of that.
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You will probably be OK if its coming from the outer bearing and the hub has a deep offset but worth a look, you cant miss grease on a disc, it will be smeared everywhere.

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