Driving past a rural garage today and I noticed this out of the corner of my...

Driving past a rural garage today and I noticed this out of the corner of my eye. I stopped, reversed, drove-in and decided to enquire about the 'old Audi' round the back.

Apparently, it was in for an MoT which it failed and it was waiting to be fixed......

I checked out the MoT status when I got home, so I'm going to say a few prayers for the owner and the mechanics tonight before going to bed, as I've never seen a fail sheet like this:

Vehicle Make: AUDI

Vehicle Model: QUATTRO

Date first used: 31 December 1985

Fuel type: Petrol

Colour: Grey

Test Date: 20 July 2016

Test Result: Fail

Odometer reading: 149,145 miles

Reason(s) for failure

offside front Headlamp aim too high (1.8)

Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)

front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively Both (8.2.2)

Battery insecure (1.9.1)

front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened Both (3.5.1i)

rear brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened Both (3.5.1i)

offside front Brake hose has insufficient room to move, resulting in fouling on any part (3.6.B.4a)

Fuel system component insecure pump and filter (7.2.1)

offside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings chassis leg (6.1.B.2)

offside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings footwell at sill (6.1.B.2)

offside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings inner sill (6.1.B.2)

offside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings outer sill (6.1.B.2)

offside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings wheel arch at rear of front wheel (6.1.B.2)

offside rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings at tow hook (6.1.B.2)

offside rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings at rear valance (6.1.B.2)

rear Body or chassis has an unsatisfactory modification, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings welding not complete on rear crossmember/valance (6.1.B.2)

nearside rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings lower inner quarter (6.1.B.2)

nearside rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings floor under rear seats (6.1.B.2)

nearside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings wheel arch holed at rear of front wheel (6.1.B.2)

nearside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings outer sill (6.1.B.2)

nearside front Body or chassis is cracked, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings inner wheel arch (6.1.B.2)

nearside front Macpherson strut has excessive movement at the upper attachment (2.5.A.1c)

offside front Macpherson strut has excessive movement at the upper attachment (2.5.A.1c)

nearside front Macpherson strut worn and seriously weakened has play (2.4.G.1)

offside front Macpherson strut worn and seriously weakened has play (2.4.G.1)

nearside front Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b)

offside front Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b)

nearside rear Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b)

offside rear Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b)

Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault (3.4.1c)

Service brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.C.1a)

Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.C.1b)

Advisory notice item(s)

Coolant leak ()

rear Passenger seat(s) missing at time of test ()

Boot full of water

oil cooler pipes corroded

clutch pipe corroded

exhaust hits body

offside rear Body has slight corrosion floor under rear seats (6.1.B.2)

nearside front Front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.5.C.1a)

offside front Front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.5.C.1a)

nearside front Anti-lock braking system wiring damaged but not excessively wires tight (3.4.3)

coil spring corroded ALL COIL SPRINGS (2.4.C.1b)

:-O :-O :-O

%d comments
  • I have the parts

  • Cars
  • Didn't realise Quattros had so many body mounts.

  • That's a long list.

  • Still worth £15k on eBay

  • Colin Whitehead

  • The usual sort of issues that a car left standing would have if it was sent for mot before resto tbh,, the thing is most owners that buy projects won't like to admit it

  • Maybe I should take mine for a Warrant of Fitness, see what fails :)

  • How long will that car take to re test !!!!

  • I think you've found a barn find BEFORE it gets put in the barn

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  • Summat & nowt then!!