Today’s show is bought to you by the letter D for double defect!

What a day, i had the Derty Wun booked into Regency park for its full inspection to clear the defect  it had gotten for an out of date gas system.
I had booked a day off work to tidy up the last few items before its inspection at 3:00pm, this included new plugs, tyres for the front, new air filter, better steering wheel and a general once over to look for things up and make the car presentable.

First things first a sleep in was in order because i dont get many of those, so at about 10:00am Big Mike came over to help motivate me and we shot down to the shops and tyre changer.
I hadnt planned to change the plugs over but the car was becoming a little hard to start and i can see why this was probably the best plug that Big Mike removed from the engine for me.
We then fitted the remaining parts and went off to clean the car at the car wash. i hadnt budgeted much time for a clean up of the car but forgetting that it was school holidays every single father in the state had his small family washing the family car with him. This meant that we spent nearly an hour at the car was with only a mediocre clean, off to regency we went!

So it began, they failed the car within 5 minutes (non-working windscreen washers) of me being at the inspection which i had fully expected some of the items they had listed i was happy to replace. Although as usually they wanted me to fix some questionable items, drivers side seat belt had a twist in it and they wanted that removed, rear speaker loose (after being punched from under the parcel shelf i might add! full list below. Most of the items where just 20+ year old car things so no bad blood there.

So after a 50 minute inspection i was handed another defect  and sent on my merry way !

So ive made another booking for Wednesday next week and i WILL get it through.
At this point i would just like to mention that ive had the car only 32 days and i couldn’t of made it this far so quickly with out the help of

BiG MiKE, Rat BoY, Josh, Paint Master Lips, Alan, Bridgey, Timmy D, Arch, Cassie

and my neighbour that made the noise complaint to the EPA!

Thank you all so much for your help

7 responses to “Today’s show is bought to you by the letter D for double defect!

  1. Josh June 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Hey mate,
    Thanks for posting this, I went through there in my MR2 last November with two defects and left there with a list about as long as yours. I recognise your inspectors handwriting from my form and he absolutely raped me like a raped you!!! the second time i got it cleared by some fat dude and was outta there in 15 mins!! just luck of the draw.
    I feel sorry for anyone who gets this NAZI inspector. He could defect the hell out of a new car this guy.

    • Ash June 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      Yea it sucks doesn’t it.
      i wish there was some sort of consistency in their method of inspection as least that way you would know what to work to do.
      What type of MR2 do you own, good to hear its out on the streets again 🙂

      • Josh June 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

        Sure does suck.
        Unfortunately not all inspectors are the same at Regency or the traffic Police for that matter. They’re never gonna keep me off the streets, i got it back on the road in less than a month!
        It’s a 1990 SW20 GT turbo import… 😀
        Did it all clear in the end?


  2. Master09 May 19, 2011 at 7:12 am

    That’s retarded. Washers? Seriously? I’ve never had working washers in the z. Maybe now I should fix them…

  3. d1davey April 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    power steering boots? lols

  4. Ash April 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    RE: gas lines apparently there are no penetrations allowable to the boot due to fumes even though the fuel tank is sealed from the cabin anyway.

    RE: Lpg stickers, apparently they don’t remove them, i thought they would of removed them when they where satisfied that the system was removed BUT apparently its my job to do that!

    Still need a good nick steering wheel then, ive already sourced all the other parts

  5. Aloon April 21, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Why do gas lines have to be sealed? THEY DONT GO ANYWHERE, therefore, they aren’t a GAS line anymore, theyre just a line! You shoudl relocate the washer bottle to the boot, and plumb it in through the gas lines.

    Also, im a bit peved that that wheel passed on my car, and failed on yours. Some consistancy would be lovely.

    And how are LPG badges a defect? You presubably can take a car through a defect inspection unregistered, and without plates all together.


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