Just had the dreaded MOT, and it passed with almost flying colours. MOT tester turns out to be a mechanic who used to work at a local place in my old home town... I moved here 6yrs ago and he's now working at the place I've been going for the last 5yrs. Only two things were flagged up Headlights needed adjustment which he did there and then. The two inner rear lights on the tailgate had both blown but because I showed him the new bulbs I had in the car he let me swap them over there and then without penalty The only other thing that he noticed was the driver side rear calliper was dragging a little. The brake test showed 18kg of forced needed on the other side whilst 27kg of force was needed on it. As I had new discs and pads all round, it's most likely just the sliders... and I think you can get a kit for that. I dropped a bottle of cataclean in the tank at the start of the week and did about 100 miles, on the way home last night I got a nice clear stretch of road and got the car up to 70 in 3rd or about 3800rpm and saw a huge cloud of black soot out of the exhaust. Did that 3 times along a 2 mile stretch of road and by the 3rd time it was clear. It obviously helped because the smoke test was perfect. Because I knew the guy, he didn't mind me hovering around whilst he did the test... and I found a couple of new dings and scratches that I'd never noticed before whilst it was up high on the ramp. I also noticed a tiny little bubble of corrosion on the trailing edge of the drivers door... no more than 3mm and it hasn't broken the surface of the paint... But I was a little irked all the same. So pleased to have another MOT under my belt for the grand sum of £45 Tomorrow I'll fit the new battery, and in the new year it's time for the annual server... I'll get the slider kit then and do the rear brakes along with a full brake flush.