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Just found this useful info on Type accord posted by smokingman http://typeaccord.co.uk/forum/topic/24255-new-mot-may-18/#entry252409


Major changes to the MOT test on 20th of May 2018
Some of you may have already heard that there are big changes coming to the MOT test this May. Here are just a few of the biggest changes that are most likely to affect you. Please take these with a pinch of salt as nothing will be finalised until the end of April and will probably still be subject to change after that date. Remember it will take your MOT tester time to get up to speed with these too!

Advisories are being replaced with minor fails. These are all pre written & approved by DVSA. You will still get a pass but they will be noted on your test certificate. Manual advisories are still being worked out but may disappear completely.
Those of you who have changed your standard headlight bulbs for HID's will now get a major fail even if the aim is correct. It has always been an offence to fit HID bulbs to halogen headlamps so the MOT is now in line with that.
Reverse lights are now part of the MOT for any car registered from 1st September 2009 (59 plate onwards). Daytime running lamps (DRL's) & front fog lamps must work on vehicles registered from March 2018 (18 plate onwards).
Engine Management Light is now a major fail. It must come on with the ignition and then turn off when the engine is started.
Brake pad warning lights are a major fail
Handbrake with excessive travel is now a major fail. Before it would only a fail if there was no reserve travel.
Contaminated (dirty) brake fluid is a major fail. Not sure how that will work as the MOT tester isn't allowed to remove the fluid cap.
Oil leaks (engine, gearbox etc.) can be a major failure if they are deemed large enough.
It seems they have removed the failure for tyres not being fitted according to sidewall instructions. Inner/outer or rotation incorrect.
Any modifications/removal to emissions related devices, this includes DPF'S and EGR's is now a major fail.
Where a DPF canister has clearly been cut open and re-welded, it will now fail.
A vehicle fitted with a DPF that emits any kind of visible smoke during the metered test will now fail
Emissions limits for diesels registered on or after 1st of January 2014 have been reduced. All diesels will now need to pass the limit that was set by the manufacturer when the car was new. This can be found on the VIN plate. For example the current limit for your diesel car may be 1.50. That could change to as low as 0.30 with the new rules. 
These are just some of the bigger changes to the MOT test the average motorist is likely to be affected by. There are dozens, perhaps even over 100 changes to the actual MOT test and to the way testers record tests on the MOT computer. Please remember these are all subject to change in the coming months and remember spare a thought for your MOT tester before you say...
"Well it passed like that last year!"
Source - https://www.gov.uk/g...e-emission-data 

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Ta for the info Simon. Its Bloody ridiculous, especially the part where the diesel cars emissions must meet the speck when the car was new. How on earth is say a car (petrol or diesels) with even just 60 thousand on the clock going to meet that?


Here's a thought though, and possibly the real reason behind the governments sudden eagerness to put diesel cars off the road. Did you know we have NO diesel refinery in the UK? Not a single one. All our diesel is imported. Once Brexit is in place, diesel imports will be taxed heavily. The government won't build a refinery in the UK (which would also create lots of jobs) due to the cost of such a venture. So they take the route that benefits them.....rule diesel cars off the road. They then make money on people then having to buy new cars which generates tax for them. Then, once diesels are gone, they will inflate the cost of petrol massively and we, the people who pay their wages, will be hit hard with the extra cost. And we'll have no option, because their isn't an alternative such as diesel any more. Only the option of totally underdeveloped and under researched electric cars. The government is as corrupt as ever. This new mot is going to put perfectly good cars off the road. Time for the people of UK to make a stand.



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12 minutes ago, dr_broon said:

Wonder what impact it'll have on the vag's that had the defeat device if the owner hasn't had the update done... 

Will be interesting to say the least!

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28 minutes ago, UnicyclingTom said:


The two outcomes of an MOT, yes. 


Unless it explodes and kills everyone in a 2 mile radius, then that would be a bit more interesting.

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