How many cars are going to fail the new MOT due to emissions?
I've been thinking about this a lot and it doesn't really effect me as my MOT man is quite happy to put it on another car to pass the MOT (open for debate I know). I love new technology and am myself very green, I have numerous bins for recycling and have solar panels on my home however, I have a 2007 Saab 1.9 DIRTY diesel (I know I'm not perfect).
I've had this car for around 8 years, it's covered 175,000 miles. 7 1/2 years ago the DPF blocked up and I had it removed along with a remap (it wasn't illegal then), the car went from 150BHP to 210BHP and has around 400 torques, pretty quick! Very fuel efficient too, it went from 55MPG cruising at 66MPH to 67MPG . Brill! No warnings on the dash and several MOT emission passes without a problem.
Now... the MOT from the 20th May this year, hmmm... After having some work done on my car I asked my mechanic to test the emissions (the limit is printed on the bottom right in a box normally on the passenger bit when you open the door). As far as I can work out from reading this... https://www.gov.uk/g...emission-limits. My emissions came back at 0.97 and my limit being 0.50 (double). Previously it had been tested (I think) at a limit of 3.0 and obviously passed with flying colours. Now it says on the government website that if the plate can't be found it has to be tested at the default, so if my plate magically disappears (as well as some other members on here lol) would that car still pass? I know they mention about tampered DPF's and ones missing, mine was hollowed out and appears to still be there, there is no way anyone would know, again it's passed MOTs before and not just by a friendly mechanic.
Maybe I've found a loop hole some members can benefit from or maybe I've opened a can of worms for myself