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Great job... I did exactly the same...
gasless welding , bit by bit, and a found discarded boiler cover !

The more I looked the more needed doing !




Holes in boot too, and other wheel arch, underneath etc
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Another year, another MOT...

Passed with no work this time though, advisory (or whatever the kids call it now) on the arch the other side, so a job for winter.
 

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Good to hear !
it lives to see another year

My MOT tester must've got a poking stick for his birthday...as he went round the car poking , looking for holes...
(maybe due to the new MOT laws?)
anywho, he poked an 8 inch hole under the front wheel arch...







The welding is gasless...£4 a reel...but it's a pain grinding down.
Maybe I'd get some gas if I was doing more...but all this cost £1.23, including a 60p mars bar

ps my dipstick was being a dipstick, and the top broke off !
went to gsf, but they have the ccompletely wrong one listed for the car !
peugeout have them , but at £15 a pop ...

I decided to improvise...
Spamtacular ! -


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The new MOT rules are no stricter on corrosion than before from what I can tell.

The bit that's getting a lot of people is that an engine management light being on will now be a fail...

Took the 307 for MOT today too, thankfully the little triangle light being lit isn't a fail yet ;)
 

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Oh, and...

I'm not a fan of gasless "mig", but if you can make it work...

I weld enough to justify having a rental agreement with BOC for gas - I'm really glad that it's not all on cars though :lol:
 

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maybe some MOT tester are using it as an excuse to look more thoroughly...or misinterpreting it, as my car and a friends 106, failed recently ..
who knows...

I bet people could find a way round the engine light (or any light) with a picaxe ( Home - PICAXE ) thing for a few quid, which could sit behing the dashboard...turn the light on, and then a few secs later turn it off again....wouldn't be hard to do ..
(or https://www.arduino.cc/ )

or a timed light using an old skool capacitor
How to Use a Charged Capacitor to Light an LED

or a 555 timer chip
https://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-LED-using-555-Timer/

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Oh, and...

I'm not a fan of gasless "mig", but if you can make it work...

I weld enough to justify having a rental agreement with BOC for gas - I'm really glad that it's not all on cars though
yeah...tbh, it is a total pain ...
takes forever ...and ya really gotta wanna weld .lol
Gas would be so , so easier, and tidier, and the grinding back would be a lot quicker too...

I use an old boiler cover which I found, for the metal..




and it rained and rained...and I kept getting shocks


when I did the back boot ...it's a wonder how I am still here :)
(the noise is a generator on the passenger seat, powering the tools...4am... )

https://youtu.be/QQqQsTITFXo

Cheers
Liam
ps if you are grinding , a variable speed angle grinder (aldi) is worth it's weight in gold
as are flap discs..
 

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Grinders are great tools, I have a selection of them...

The reason for having a few is to save switching discs between slitting/grinding/flap/wire wheel etc.

And on that note, the thin slitting discs (0.8 or 1mm) are so nice and fast to cut with over the thick ones.
 
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