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Thread: Failing the SVA

  1. #11
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    Re: Failing the SVA

    Thanks Garry - It's really useful to see this sort of stuff - though I do wonder if your man was just a touch enthusiastic. Another thread has discussion about the reverse taper - apparently when quizzed Mr Senior SVA doesn't agree.

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    Re: Failing the SVA

    Interesting point, apparently he is into kitcars also!!!! again I would consider the point about the radious on my seat belt anchor bracket a tad over zelous as it is a kitemarked component, lets face it in a crash I would not be bothered about a radius that falls 25mm out of the designated area causing me harm!!!!!

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    Re: Failing the SVA

    Blimey Garry !!

    I bet you could'nt believe some of these failures ?!?!?

    Have you sorted any of them out yet ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Safetyspice
    Hi Guys,

    My fail sheet:

    1) Steering column anchorage not strong enough
    2) Passengers side lower dash radius not padded enough
    3) Wiring behind dash needs clipping a bit better
    4) Wire propping open heater flap so no air coming through windscreen vents
    5) Reverse taper on track rod end
    6) Top ball joint nut not on 2 threads past nyloc
    7) Brake pipe requiring one more clip above diff
    1 HT lead too close to exhaust manifold
    9) Wiring inside boot not secure enough
    10) Wiring to front lights needs securing a bit more
    11) Alternator charging wire not thick enough
    12) Rear reflectors radius not 2.5mm
    13) Hazard warning lights go off when main headlights are switched on
    14) Another wire under the bonnet needs some more clipping
    15) Speedo was inoperable, (sensor probs I think)
    AND THE KILLER!!!!!!!!!
    16) the seadbelt bracket, the bit that is actually part of the seatbelt and bolts to the top of the car under the roll bar does not have a 2.5mm radius on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and also the plactic cap that covers the bolt again radius problems!!!!!!!!
    17) also on the subject of seatbelts, when fastened, they dont retract quick enough

    I hope this list is of help to you guys, any questions dont hesitate in asking
    Regards
    Garry
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    Re: Failing the SVA

    Garry
    Quite a long list but most of them are fixable pretty quick.
    Seat belt issue seems very harsh indeed (even to the point of if it was me I'd question it)
    The one about the taper is also odd as mine and a lot of others have passed with no problem.
    Maybe the tester was a tad over the top.
    Good luck for the re-test
    Gareth
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    Re: Failing the SVA

    Ive given the jobs a good dose of thinking about. Fully plan on having sometime this weekend to start the long list!
    Regards
    Garry

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    Re: Failing the SVA

    Hi Garry

    Seems like someone nicked the rattle out of your tester's pram. A bit over the top by the looks of it. Jobsworth comes to mind.
    Keep us posted.

    Cheers

    Phil

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    Re: Failing the SVA

    Will do, Just I hope I catch him on a good day! I would cry if it failed again, especially after spending so much time trying to get it finished for spring!

    Regards
    Garry

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    Re: Failing the SVA

    well you lot are having problems .............. i can honestly say i havent failed an sva test yet i must have done 6ish and i find it easy to say where theres a will theres awaydont worry about a thing the sva people are usually very nice guys and normally want you to pass not fail its not an mot !!!! oh iforgot to say i work for dave at db and we love sva we will try to advise anyone with problems normally totally free but i would rather people ring or mail after working hours cus anyone who knows dave knows he talks for england and things have to stop when hes on the phone cus he cant hear when tools gojng and time is money as we all know. but we will gladly give as much help to all of you as most people know thanks mark
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    Re: Failing the SVA

    There is a lot of truth in what Mark says....If a little over zealous.
    Mark, you forgot the very first car we SVA'd when the SVA was first introduced.........Remember that Blue Sumo that we took to Manchester ?!!!!!!
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    Re: Failing the SVA

    I was wondering - Robert or Tinka - if something like this could be pinned - a place where people could specifically put their fail lists to help others, or perhaps a specific forum sub section only for that subject. Reading the fail lists above certainly helps me an enormous amount.

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