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Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:37 pm
by Tambo
Pulled out the leisure battery to give it a top up and found that the battery tray has turned to dust! With an MOT looming does anyone know if this is a fail?

T

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:53 am
by gayle
What vehicle is it on? Would only fail if it's near a structural point

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:37 pm
by Tambo
Should have mentioned... it's on a late bay, surrounding area still ok

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:52 pm
by BenGould
Can they see the rust without removing the battery?
If not, they can't fail on what they can't see and the tester cannot remove the battery to check underneath it.

Ben.

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:05 pm
by Tambo
The battery was hanging out so not a good look, broken closer to the outside skin rather than the inside. I've ordered new parts so going to give the repair a go myself - not sure if i have time before it goes in for MOT

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:37 pm
by AndyB
Probably fail on insecure battery - however if its only the leisure battery then take it out and MOT with it removed.

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:49 pm
by Tambo
Ta will do, thanks for the advice folks. takes the pressure off getting the work done before hand :)

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:24 pm
by lucky4
If the van is a Late Bay is it not over 40 years old so doesn't need an MOT? If your down on the V5 as a Historic Vehicle and you have a V112 form or whatever number it is declaring it is basically stock then no MOT needed. That means you can get your new tray when it suits you not dependant on a MOT date.
John

Re: Battery tray MOT failure?

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:58 am
by Tambo
It's a 79 bay, think this will be my last MOT :D