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#1 MrToad

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:29 PM

Hi All,

Last month took car to Northam, Southampton for IVA test, nearly missed appointment due to crazy sat nav. wrong directions.

 

In general I had managed to cover most of the regulations apart from a misfiring engine which should have been OK due to new management system and rolling road mapping. However the items that really caught me out were:

1. The head rests were not high enough needing to be enlarged by 125mm minimum, the measurement being at least 700mm from the seat to the top of the head rest.  I have raised the height of the rests with a frame and cover to exceed the requirements and fixed in place as the raising mechanism was not restricted or lockable. It does look strange though.

2. The upper seat belt clips (I have 4 point units fitted) needed to be protected by a soft or suitable radius cover, this has been rectified with foam and vinyl jackets.

3. The front indicators were not wide enough, I had wrongly measured in from the front and not from the widest point. This could only be rectified by sourcing Westfield units which are very long and were advised by IVA tester. 

4. Headlamp mounting had to be covered at the back as edge visable. Rubber grommet was suggested and now fitted.

5. Rear reflectors although having what I thought was enough radius have had to be encircled with rubber.

6. Rear fog light activated on side lights, stupid oversight on my behalf but thought standard Ford Sierra wiring OK. Have now sorted but not without hassle as trying to make work with both dipped and full beam headlights on my wiring was not straight forward as control from stalk on negative side only. Thanks to RHOCAR forum managed to fit diodes in wires after relay's and now working fine. PLEASE NOTE IVA REQUIRE FOG LIGHT TO WORK OFF BOTH HEAD LIGHT SETTINGS NOT JUST DIPPED.

 

With all the list now attended to I have a booking for early July and hope all goes well. Will keep you updated.

 

P.S. Found out the misfire was caused by the return fuel pipe being flattened and making the pressure exceed 5 bar, this in turn over fueled the injectors. Nobody will own up but I suspect it was damaged when transported to the rolling road, however now fixed and routed away from such perils. Just one of the joys of trying to shoe horn in a YB Cosworth engine.



#2 MarkBzero

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:52 PM

Thats a good list and all easy fixes. Should fly through re-test. Good result.

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#3 MrToad

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:27 AM

Thank you for the reassurance.



#4 MrToad

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:24 PM

Hi, Good news I have now got my sweaty paws on the IAC.

Took 2 months to get the follow up appointment and then only spent about 15 minutes to finish the test.

Emissions behaved, speedo was extremely accurate as the tester commented(must be some iffy set ups around) other bits ticked off ok.

Got to wait 7 to 10 days for registration form as gov.com have to send it out, not available via internet.

Car had last gremlin in that after test completed and passed the b****y engine would not start, thought it was a heat sensor preventing and had to push it out of the test centre(slightly embarrased).

Got it back and found inertia switch for fuel pump had activated, old Sierra unit now ditched for new Jag unit.

Still, looking forward to finally getting it street legal and out on road for late summer.



#5 magh

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:25 PM

Congratulations I did mine last month. The first drive out is just something else. Fortunately Id already realised about the forms so had requested them early. I used the v55/5 form.

I also sent it special delivery then you know they receive it to the k&r dept. I included a prepaid special delivery envelope / bag too for the return of all my receipts. From posting to receiving docs and logbook back was only 8 days but had to wait a further 3 days to the start of July for the tax to start. God that was hard.

Any questions just ask the hard bit is now done. Mike

#6 MrToad

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 01:09 PM

Thanks Mike,

 

I am just filling out the V55/4 form, which the gov department said I had to fill in, is V55/5 the one I should have used?

V55/4 form seems to cover all the parameters for the car build as I will be getting a Q plate due to the donor car being scrapped by the insurance Company.

 

Biggest query now is what amount of VED is applicable, I see that a £55 admin charge for the registration is required but car tax is a minefield.

 

My engine was taken from a 1988 Sierra Cosworth and is pre-cat requirements. IVA never disclosed the emissions so I do not have the official recordings.

 

Can anybody assist?

 

Jim



#7 magh

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:18 PM

I would imagine you will just fall into the pre 2001 which is 3.5%co2 but Im not 100% on that.