Posted this on the wildies yesterday but meant to post it on here and forgot.
Took the van in for MOT yesterday morning and its not good news. Its only done 400 miles from the last one. It makes pretty grim reading. The list is too long to screen shot.
1996 Swift Kontiki 640. im guessing this is not going to be a small bill. Should we start a sweepstake as to who can guess how much to the nearest million?
Current guesses on the Wildies is anything from £1000-£2500.
If its economically repairable at all). I guess it will depend how bad it all is.
Repair immediately (major defects):
Offside Front Integral body structure or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of a body mounting Jacking point (6.2.2 (d) (i))
Nearside Front Inner Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength Wheel arch (5.3.6 (a) (i))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded front to rear at rear (1.1.11 (c))
Offside Front Inner Brake prescribed area is excessively corroded Wheel arch (1.1.21 (e) (i))
Nearside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced Step (7.1.1 (a) (i))
Nearside Rear Position lamp showing white light to the rear (4.2.3 (a) (ii))
Rear fog lamp not working (4.5.1 (a) (ii))
Headlamp levelling device inoperative (4.1.5 (a))
Battery insecure and likely to fall from carrier (4.13 (a) (ii))
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))
Rear Brakes imbalanced across an axle (1.2.1 (b) (i))
Offside Front Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f))
Offside Rear Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f))
Rear Brakes imbalanced across an axle Axle 2 (1.2.1 (b) (i))
Repair as soon as possible (minor defects):
Nearside Registration plate lamp inoperative in the case of multiple lamps or light sources (4.7.1 (b) (i))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Front Anti-roll bar pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement Both (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Rear Integral body structure is corroded but structural rigidity is not significantly reduced both inner wheel arches (6.1.1 (c) (i))