Gland's that's the fellas
I guess a small rubber boot would also do the job .... Something similar to the ones fitted to the Escort/Fiesta Gearbox selector shaft ?
Ash's tester wanted to see a covering similar to something that resembled a factory fitted part
I do know that other cars have passed IVA with the usual shrinktube or rubber sleeve held on by wire ties
I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be well enough to travel up to Exeter this year Gus