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Old 12th January 2009, 02:48 PM
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Default Dogwood, SVA fail

Well had my SVA this morning at Gillingham.

Met Neil my examiner, Top bloke. Had to say that coz he frequents the build forums...LOL
Took the time to explain things to me, and answer all my inane questions.
I felt he did everything he could to help me pass.
If you are reading this Neil.. Thanks mate


Had a stupid fail though..
Trying to save money I didn't replace my front discs.
They looked OK, but it turned out they were warped !!

The rest was OK apart from a couple of wires I forgot to cover.
AND......For future reference to anyone going for their test.
I was quite confident my sports steering wheel would pass OK
It had good padding and good radiuses.
But he said a non standard Sierra steering wheel will not pass, because it is not type approved.


Anyway, Got a retest this Wednesday afternoon.
So bought a new set of discs on the way home.
Will fit them tomorrow, and fit the standard Sierra steering wheel.

Thanks for all the support guys, fingers crossed again for Wednesday

David
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Old 12th January 2009, 02:53 PM
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sounds like wrong thing to say but "well done", thats a good build if thats all thats wrong to get thru the test.
congratulations for wednesday,
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Old 12th January 2009, 03:15 PM
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I'll agree with HandyAndy, it shows the quality of the build if thats all it failed on , well done Dogwood it should fly through on wednesday
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Old 12th January 2009, 04:24 PM
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A good result I would say, nothing to worry about and a very easy fix. Well done mate
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Old 12th January 2009, 04:45 PM
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Hats off to you mate and Wednesday will soon be here.
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Old 12th January 2009, 05:10 PM
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Congratulations for wednesday I suppose is the best way of putting it. And a job well done!
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Old 12th January 2009, 05:11 PM
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That's pretty good mate, the steering wheel thing varies from station to station some have passed with aftermarket wheels and some haven't. The manuals says that it "should be type approved or have the same characteristics as a type approved wheel"

Testers discretion = usual VOSA fudge!

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Old 12th January 2009, 05:19 PM
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Thumbs up Well done

Well done on your near pass, it certainly reflects a good deal of effort on your part.

Not too much to do for Wednesday.

Well done David
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Old 12th January 2009, 05:27 PM
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Thanks Guys.

Feel annoyed with myself for such a stupid fail.
The discs were on the list to be replaced.
But when money ran a bit short I decided not to bother.

As for the steering wheel as Chris says, it doe's seem to vary from centre
to centre. There are people on locost builders that are saying the same thing.
My wheel had a collapsible boss, but hey ho....I ain't bothered about changing the wheel if it gives me a pass.
And as the examiner said, he knows full well I will change it back as soon as I get home


David
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Old 12th January 2009, 08:41 PM
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Hi David
well done that man. Not much to do for wednesday. only dvla to deal with then. good luck mate
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