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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451482

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Took my freelander for the mot yesterday,low and behold,it failed on emissions
So now have a car that is now useless,it will cost almost half of what the cars worth to fix it.Now have a very nice driveway ornament,and my next move is.............I am open to suggestions.
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451485

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Is it a diesel and I guess it showed visible emissions. The car mags predicted the new tests would quickly start to hit diesels which emitted visible emissions. Its hard to really advice as it’s often the case that work on older cars quickly shows itself to be non economic You could try contacting a diesel diagnostic specialist like the Bosch specialists as they might be able to advise a solution using recon injectors and any other parts that may need changing. But if it’s cylinder wear then that’s a more costly outcome.
If it can’t be economically repaired then it’s value is scrap which is little help towards a replacement.
Subaru Forester XT 240 bhp, carrying two Springers and towing a Sprite Musketeer TD 2013.
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451487

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What year and mileage?
What’s your average journey duration?
What were the emission readings?
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451489

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2012 model,just put up 78,450 on the clock,it was visible smoke,and they ended it there and then,saying no point in going any further Untill we decided what to do.The garage has said it will need work to put it right before they carry on!!!!!!!
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451490

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My Quashqai 2014 plate with 40,000 on the clock went through the test three weeks ago before the new mot came in but at 30,000 I had to have the PDF filter regenerated because the previous owner just chugged round the back lanes of Norfolk, there will be more aged diesels failing on emissions and next year I will be having a pre mot emission check done, by the way my regen of the PDF cost £200.00,
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451491

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Is it in standard spec or been chipped, or dpf still installed? Did you see the test smoke for yourself and is it filmed as otherwise it could be a money spinner for garages.
Was the smoke as they started to increase the revs or was it after revs had stabilised? Sorry for the list of questions but “visible’ smoke seems a bit subjective unless what they are saying is whatever is done to the engine no visible smoke must be seen. Frightening.
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451497

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It’s always worth taking the car for a high revving ten mile bash to get some real heat into everything.
If after that you still some form of smoke sadly there is a problem. If not things may be brighter for. Also try a different mot centre. The one who failed you. Are they your regular?
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451498

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When engine was revved and then dropped on the throttle you could see a haze of smoke,I saw it myself and thought ffs,it's not just a regen,the system is not working the way it was,the old mot you could get away with it,not now.To pass the system may need replacing,I'm not going to book it elsewhere,no point,as the guy in the garage said,if they pass it,it will come back on them,I've used this garage for 30 years,so they ain't pulling one,it's my uncles garage.
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451501

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That’s good. At least you are not being cheated. I’d follow Clive’s suggestion and have a chat with a diesel specialist. My exhaust gas recirculating valve caused a similar problem a few years ago. Cost circa £300 to fix. Still running well.
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New mot rules 1 year 6 months ago #451502

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It must be incredibly difficult to diagnose the source of smoke. With a car with dpf at least the dpf should catch it. But in your case that didn’t happen. What do the garage say requires replacing as given yours is a 2012 Freelander with about average mileage half its value must be around 4-5k.
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