How much for an MOT pass...?

Which will be cheaper to MOT...

  • Porsche 911 C2S (997)

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • Land Rover 110 County Station Wagon (200 tdi)

    Votes: 3 30.0%

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A question for the forum... do you think it will be cheaper to get an MOT Pass on a Porsche 911 or a Land Rover...o_O

Just to be clear I don't think either will be £39.95 at Hellfrauds or anywhere like that...;)

The 911 hasn't been used since 2016 and the Land Rover since 2018... both have been "stored" outside..

If anyone would also like to hazard a guess as to the relative costs of the MOT's on both I'd be interested.

I don't have an idea on costs for either as yet but will update the thread once more information is available :p

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Surely, the cost should be the same? Most garages charge £30-40 around where I live, but published maximum price is:

There’s a maximum amount MOT test stations can charge. This depends on the type of vehicle.

The maximum fee for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle.


https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees

Edit: Perhaps you actually meant how much to get the MOT passed, rather than just the cost of the MOT test! Now that would be more interesting!

I would say the LR will be more!
 

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Does the 911 have Ceramics? ;-)

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Surely, the cost should be the same? Most garages charge £30-40 around where I live, but published maximum price is:

There’s a maximum amount MOT test stations can charge. This depends on the type of vehicle.

The maximum fee for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle.


https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees

Edit: Perhaps you actually meant how much to get the MOT passed, rather than just the cost of the MOT test! Now that would be more interesting!

I would say the LR will be more!
edited to add "pass" :)
As that is the "interesting" bit...
 
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Does the 911 have Ceramics? ;-)

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No, and to be fair to the forum the 911 had a new set of discs in the boot (no pads though as I couldn't find them)
 

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I'd hazard the one most recently used, only as corrosion might not have attacked brake pipes etc so much. Have you been running the engines at all ?
 

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I'd go with the Porsche ;), I've had 3 Land Rovers and they were all a nightmare in different ways .
 
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I'd hazard the one most recently used, only as corrosion might not have attacked brake pipes etc so much. Have you been running the engines at all ?
The Porsche has been run a few times and it's been filled up with super unleaded again and a ~200 miles drive to the pre-booked MOT showed no issues.
I'd go with the Porsche ;), I've had 3 Land Rovers and they were all a nightmare in different ways .
I've a 5 page document for the Porsche :eek: and I've an on-site meeting about the Land Rover this afternoon...:shock:
 
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Further information for the Porsche...

  • Major Service
  • Brake Fluid replace
  • Spark Plug replace
  • Poly Belt replace
  • Tiptronic Fluid replace
  • Rear Passenger Window Leak investigate
  • Rear Heated Window Not Working investigate
  • Passenger Door Mirror Replacement
  • AC Test & Regas
  • Front Brake Discs & Pads
  • Rear Brake Discs & Pads
  • Exhaust Bracket Fixings & Flange Clamps replace
  • Tandem Oil Pump replace
  • Coil Pack Heat Shield Off Side replace
  • IMS Rear Main Seal Leak - replace with Single Row Pro IMS Retrofit
  • HBA Front & Rear Strut replace
  • 4 Wheel Alignment
  • Coolant Crossover Pipes replace
  • Rear caliper pipes replace
  • Rear Lower Arms replace
  • Front Suspension Top Mounts & Bump stops replace
  • MOT
 

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Further information for the Porsche...

  • Major Service
  • Brake Fluid replace
  • Spark Plug replace
  • Poly Belt replace
  • Tiptronic Fluid replace
  • Rear Passenger Window Leak investigate
  • Rear Heated Window Not Working investigate
  • Passenger Door Mirror Replacement
  • AC Test & Regas
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  • Tandem Oil Pump replace
  • Coil Pack Heat Shield Off Side replace
  • IMS Rear Main Seal Leak - replace with Single Row Pro IMS Retrofit
  • HBA Front & Rear Strut replace
  • 4 Wheel Alignment
  • Coolant Crossover Pipes replace
  • Rear caliper pipes replace
  • Rear Lower Arms replace
  • Front Suspension Top Mounts & Bump stops replace
  • MOT

:eek::eek:
 

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The costs for either to get a pass will be the same provide they are in passable condition.
Its the failure that will cost and that will vary per car based on the issue.
 

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How much is all that going to cost? Out of interest why has it been sat for 4 years, it looks quite new so must have lost a fair bit in depreciation (sorry if that's kicking a man when he's down! ;) )
 
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How much is all that going to cost?
No sure yet, it will be significant, however it is a sports/super car and therefore has expensive tastes. There's no such thing as a "cheap" super car... There's quite a lot on the list that don't need to be done for an MOT pass - IMS Bearing upgrade being one, but knowing it's been done means no worries when the loud pedal is pressed

Out of interest why has it been sat for 4 years
A dash of redundancy, a soupcon of solicitors and a gluttony ex-spouses leads to a distinct lack of funds and time for toys

It looks quite new so must have lost a fair bit in depreciation (sorry if that's kicking a man when he's down! ;) )

It's also 15 years old - "There's no such thing as an old Porsche - just a new owner" :D
It's gone up in Value - it's a Porsche not a Mercedes...:p
 

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It's also 15 years old - "There's no such thing as an old Porsche - just a new owner" :D
It's gone up in Value - it's a Porsche not a Mercedes...:p

Wow, we don't get any Porsche's here and I'm obviosuly somewhat stuck in the past with my mode of daily transport... I thought it looked 5 or 6 years old! Glad you can get it back on the road and it's appreciated in value
 

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I'd guess £5-6k for the porker back on the road.

MoT is £30 at my usual place.

Just for background my recent return to the road after 9 years in a garage BMW Z3 2.8 1998 model was just under £1600 including recovery and MoT. That required:
Rear discs and pads.
Rear nearside hub.
fuel tank strap.
Front brake hose replacement.
Coolant change.
Full service.
Air con re-gas.
Pair of rear shocks.
Rear anti roll bar mount replacement.
New battery
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The upgraded ceramic single row bearing is going to cost fair bit by itself.
I had mine done as a precautionary matter - needn't have bothered - the original was still like new - but for peace of mind it was worth it.
 
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I'd guess £5-6k for the porker back on the road.

MoT is £30 at my usual place.

Just for background my recent return to the road after 9 years in a garage BMW Z3 2.8 1998 model was just under £1600 including recovery and MoT. That required:
Rear discs and pads.
Rear nearside hub.
fuel tank strap.
Front brake hose replacement.
Coolant change.
Full service.
Air con re-gas.
Pair of rear shocks.
Rear anti roll bar mount replacement.
New battery
New wipers
There's only 1 problem with that Keith...:p it still a Z3 at the end of it

I think your estimate for the works to Stuttgart's finest is about right :(
 

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A question for the forum... do you think it will be cheaper to get an MOT Pass on a Porsche 911 or a Land Rover...o_O

Just to be clear I don't think either will be £39.95 at Hellfrauds or anywhere like that...;)

The 911 hasn't been used since 2016 and the Land Rover since 2018... both have been "stored" outside..

If anyone would also like to hazard a guess as to the relative costs of the MOT's on both I'd be interested.

I don't have an idea on costs for either as yet but will update the thread once more information is available :p

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Back from visiting the patient...
  • Replace all 4 passenger doors
  • Replace bulkhead
  • Replace B Pillars and sills
  • Replace drivers side foot-well
  • Brake Master Cylinder mounting insecure, replace mounting steel work
  • Replace bonnet
  • Replace heater fan
  • Replace chassis outriggers
  • Rear wheel bearings
  • Various Suspension bush replace
  • Rear brakes imbalance / repair
  • MOT
The "hospital" is busy (aren't all the good ones :rolleyes:) so looking at starting work in November, should give me some time to save up...;):(

I feel now is an opportune time to raise my proposal to the forum owners about Moderator remuneration...:rolleyes::D:p
 

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