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MPETT

847 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 18th January 2011 quote quote all
Has anyone passed the IVA recently with a Westfield?. Would appreciate a chat about the affair.
Cheers,
Martin
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smeagol

1,947 posts

168 months

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Wednesday 3rd August 2011 quote quote all
Hi Martin, I've just rejoined this forum (after several years of doing other things). I have bought and finished an abandoned westfield pre-lit (bought originally in 1988!) and got it through the IVA in April after a bit of work.

If yours is a newer version it should get through ok, mine I altered quite a bit had it fail and then took it back (was congratulated by both VOSA reps and the chap at the IVA station so was rather proud). The IVA manual has a good checklist down the right hand side, the trick is to tick every box and when you go for the IVA test take a pen and write notes as they are going through it. Another trick I did was take it to a garage before the test and asked for them to go through a mock MOT (cost the same as an MOT but you get just verbal comments back) its a lot cheaper than an IVA and it lets you know if there are any fundamental problems (mine had none but a second eye never harms). Finally at the test be nice and friendly the chap that did mine was very good was able to tell me what was wrong and needed doing, get mad later at the stupid rules eg mine failed on my instruments being 0.6 mm too proud (they were 3.8mm instead of 3.2mm) as well as some other things.

Its probably too late by now as your car is now most likely on the road but if not reply and I can go through things that need watching/checking prior to the test.
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Fastdruid

2,177 posts

36 months

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Monday 19th December 2011 quote quote all
New version out
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/Transport_files/124...

Sorry, haven't checked to see what the differences are.

Sam_68

9,939 posts

129 months

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Saturday 17th March 2012 quote quote all
Fastdruid said:
Sorry, haven't checked to see what the differences are.
At risk of stating the obvious, the changes are listed under the section at the front, titled 'version control and release notes'.


Fastdruid

2,177 posts

36 months

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Saturday 17th March 2012 quote quote all
Sam_68 said:
Fastdruid said:
Sorry, haven't checked to see what the differences are.
At risk of stating the obvious, the changes are listed under the section at the front, titled 'version control and release notes'.
No, that lists what sections have been changed or had bits inserted/deleted it doesn't tell you what those changes are.

Examples being things like "changed the dimensions in diagram one from mm to m"
Great, what's diagram one and what does it refer to.
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Steve_D

9,345 posts

142 months

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Tuesday 18th December 2012 quote quote all
There is now a new web site.
Follow this link to the IVA page then select the download for M1 vehicles.

https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-approval/individual-veh...

Enjoy

Steve

Stuart Mills

1,010 posts

90 months

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Monday 17th June 2013 quote quote all
A new version has been issued today.
One point that has changed that may cause issue is in section 18 Statutory Plates page 145, here you will see note 12 has been added. Previously VIN plates need to be "not easily removable" now any separate plate must be fully seam welded to comply.
http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/M1%20IVA%20I...
I am informed that IVA inspectors were instructed to fail cars with VIN plates that were not fully seam welded on the 19th December 2012 but the manual informing builders/manufacturers of this change has only been issued today. I have asked for a grace period but that was refused.

Fastpedeller

583 posts

30 months

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Tuesday 23rd July 2013 quote quote all
Stuart Mills said:
A new version has been issued today.
One point that has changed that may cause issue is in section 18 Statutory Plates page 145, here you will see note 12 has been added. Previously VIN plates need to be "not easily removable" now any separate plate must be fully seam welded to comply.
http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/M1%20IVA%20I...
I am informed that IVA inspectors were instructed to fail cars with VIN plates that were not fully seam welded on the 19th December 2012 but the manual informing builders/manufacturers of this change has only been issued today. I have asked for a grace period but that was refused.
Seems always that these rules cause problems for the honest, and don't always give the dishonest too much grief (anyone fraudulent in future will, I suspect just put a new chassis tube in place with 'new' VIN. Anyway, it seems strange that note4 is still there. I guess the easiest way to comply is to just stamp the chassis number directly onto a chassis tube - does this mean that if you have a 'separste' chassis plate (in addition to the stamp in the chassis) that it doesn't comply? Can you put as many (same obviously) chassis numbers as you like? Could be like seaside rock biglaugh

Fastpedeller

583 posts

30 months

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Thursday 25th July 2013 quote quote all
Can anyone explain........
In the IVA manual we have for external projections:
Grills, gaps, slots, grooves, channels, recesses and holes that have a width of 10mm or less as determined by the contact points of a 100mm sphere must be blunted.

Grills, gaps, slots, grooves, channels, recesses and holes which have a width of more than 10mm, and up to 25mm determined by the contact points of a 100mm sphere must have a radius of curvature of at least 0.5mm.

All the above seems reasonable, then we get:

Mesh is only considered to provide an external surface if it is made of a rigid material and is of a type utilised in the automotive industry, mesh that is typically used in the construction industry is not acceptable i.e. Chicken Fencing.

What's the problem if it has the correct radii? Am I missing something? Do they not like chickens, or are they just trying to pump money into the auto spares industry rather than poultry? Please enlighten me!

trackerjack

579 posts

68 months

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Monday 24th February quote quote all
You can make up your own VIN no, is that correct? They tell you if its OK or they give you a number.
My special is ready and now needs the legal stuff.
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