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Old 16th January 2008, 10:31 AM
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look well a head of my self but wat do people think of using the people on this site http://www.bmsesva.co.uk/about_us.htm thay say thay can get ti to pass ??
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Old 16th January 2008, 11:22 AM
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Default Third party SVA

Personally, I do not see the need to use a very expensive third party company.

The DIY method of SVA testing is fairly straightforward.

Your money will be better spent buying a copy of the SVA testers manual.

If you search enough. You will find SVA manuals on the net for free viewing/download.

Just ensure your build meets SVA requirements. Then submit the car for testing yourself.

If you follow the book build to the letter, the car should pass the SVA with no problems.

SVA test & re-test is going to be a lot cheaper than using a third party company

If you are unsure of any aspect, help will be at hand in this forum.

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Old 16th January 2008, 12:15 PM
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Looking at their web site I would say it's just for imported cars not self build kit cars.
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Old 16th January 2008, 01:26 PM
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I think so too.

The SVA test is not the dramatic hurdle that people imagine.

The main failure points are external projections and emissions. If you check the whole car for any sharp edges and cover or remove any you find you should be fine. The front suspension is the main problem with the Roadster (and all other cars with "open" front wheels), follow the instructions in the book re nut covers and protective rubber and you should be fine. Take trim and adhesive (sikkaflex) with you. The emissions can be set at a pre SVA MOT test.

The tester will usually let you have a little time to add trim or correct minor faults.

Even if you fail first time you will have a list of the things you need to change.

If you're worried about the test, it might be possible for someone on the forum with experience of the SVA test to have a look at the car before you go.

Hope this helps

Chris
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Old 16th January 2008, 02:32 PM
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thanks i'm glad you guys are hear i'm a long way off the test but just want to make shour as i go that its all gud thnaks
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Old 27th January 2008, 05:48 PM
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Even if you fail first time you will have a list of the things you need to change.

If you're worried about the test, it might be possible for someone on the forum with experience of the SVA test to have a look at the car before you go.

Hope this helps

Chris
Would that be me then
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Old 27th January 2008, 06:09 PM
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lol what did you have to do?
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Old 27th January 2008, 08:37 PM
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We made a very nice car, paid over an exorbitant amount of money, turned up on the day, melted a battery and blew all the lights, so that the VOSA (very nice) man would take pity on us and pass the car. It worked a treat!
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Old 27th January 2008, 10:44 PM
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lol i will try that one then
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Old 28th January 2008, 04:36 PM
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Interesting articles in Febs Kit car mag about SVA. One about lights and the other about what happens at the SVA test centre.

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