Right were do i start
, some on site know i had an idle problem with the car it was in it a while and i got it plugged in after trying everything and replacing a few bits under the bonnet . It showed NO fault codes car was running the same or a tad bit richer than another altezza that just passed the NCT
So the guy that had the car plugged in found The breather pipe on the top of the engine had come off, So i put that back on. It improved my idel problem but didnt cure it
So the NCT was coming up and i got the car tracked yesterday, changed the wiper blades all sorted for the NCT. Drove to the NCT center an hour and a half away this moring for my test at 8.20 was at the test center at 8.00 (was up since before 6) , , all was good. Anyway your man at the desk couldnt get his head around the fact the car is down as a TOYOTA OTHER on the log book
I told him it was an Altezza and he just looked at me
and then i explained to him about the alarm and the anti hi-jack and he couldnt get his head around that either
So i had to write instructions on how it worked
Ended up having to leave the car running outside for him, Anyway in the car went for the test. He was doing the Emissions test and off goes the alarm. So i went out to him and turned it of. He then tells me the emissions reading like a clock
and he cant get a reading so i stand there for a min and he showd me the readings he was getting 0.31, 0.34 and so on
So after 30secs he tells me it failed so fair enough i walk off. However He stays at it for 10-15mins trying to get a reading lower than 0.30vol (fair play to him
) BUT no joy.
He did the rest of the test and it failed on a few small bits
It failed on Nearside Bip Beam (not by much)
It failed on Nearside Parking Break (not by much)
And it failed on the emissions as well reading was 0.35vol ABOVE 0.30vol is a fail
Also tells me the back tyres are starting to wear just keep an eye on them even tho they wont fail the NCT
After the test then he then tells me he can see the car is mint and well looked after and that the car is Mechanically Perfect . .
(one good thing ) But just NOT perfect enough to past the NCT
So i myself am getting fairly annoyed with Jap cars to say the least, There always problems with the emmossions on them. . The NCT staff look at them and are like oh No problems . .
Starting to loose all interest in cars if i'm honest. .
I know this rant is totaly pointless , BUT i just wanted a rant