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    IVA is earth required?

    I am shortly taking the Sumo Cobra for its IVA in Gillingham.

    Can anyone confirm if the fuel tank and/or filler needs to be earthed

    Does the gear knob need to show position of gears

    I seem to recall seeing something about earthing filler neck last year... thanks.

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    I was asked to show an earth at Gillingham,gearknob has to conform to radius requiements only

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    Yes - All metal fuel tanks must have an earth path to prevent the build up of static electricity. (this may be a separate bonding or the mounting arrangement where it does not isolate the tank), and I earthed the filler cap as well for safety. Put it somewhere easily visible.

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    Thanks for confirming earth required, will get that done today.

    IVA in 3 days ... has anyone actually passed at first attempt?

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    Many have passed first time.
    Not me personally, 2nd attempt for me 3 times.

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    iwas tested at gillingham and they actively looked for the earth. i had no indications on my gear knob.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboFreak View Post
    I am shortly taking the Sumo Cobra for its IVA in Gillingham.

    Can anyone confirm if the fuel tank and/or filler needs to be earthed

    Does the gear knob need to show position of gears

    I seem to recall seeing something about earthing filler neck last year... thanks.
    AK Cobra started 06/19
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    At Gillingham they wanted evidence my tank and my fuel cap were both earthed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    At Gillingham they wanted evidence my tank and my fuel cap were both earthed..
    I am assuming they are fine with stuffing their head under the wheelarch to look, or did you take photos?
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    Are they not earthed through the mounting bolts to chassis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    I am assuming they are fine with stuffing their head under the wheelarch to look, or did you take photos?

    My Ram has the tank inside the boot,so everything can be seen.I took photos of everything that I thought might be a bit hard to see and the tester took those as evidence of compliance.Seat belt mounts,engine number on block,chassis bracing all included in the build photos that I took with me.I think that overkill is the best thing to do.

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