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    700rpm (Idle) ef lover's Avatar
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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    failed on one number plate bulb being dimmer than the other

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    lower ball joint having play. couldn't feel any play, so stuck a shiny new-looking nut on there anyway. took it back and it passed lol.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Not stupidly ridiculous but I've had front sway bar under 100mm. Took it to another place and passed.
    143wkw 1996 Integra Type R

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    My EK9 failed @ AA, like above it failed on "play" in a lower ball joint. Put a new one in, and it still had the same amount of "play"..and passed. Go figure.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    loose wheel nuts lolz, i know itll be legit, but good thing is he is my local so he gave me his rattle gun and i tightened them up and he passed it, he said its just the way its gotta be
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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    BOV to loud lmfao
    Rust on exuast tip (witch was a slip on chrome extention on my stock daily driver 1988 323)
    Under bonnet whining while excelrating (was the turbo spolling)
    removed spoiler on boot (wtf)
    broken door handle (the door handle had a chip out of the corner but worked fine)
    no brake booster (on a mk1 escort 1100 they dont even have friken power brekes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUMP View Post
    Failed due to the tester couldnt find my horn on the standard steering wheel. Never mind my uncaptive springs and venting wastegate.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    haha some of these are crazy lol.
    A good way to help with the brake bias, put your handbrake on while your driving say one click, it should heat the brakes up enough so the brake bias will increase on both sides. we get people coming in with that and they've come from VTNZ with a failed wof.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    That's when you find it's an internal drum parking brake and you cracked the rotor hat with the heat.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Had my eb civic failed on the brake system. Guy told me the vaccum unit was shot as it didn't go stiff when pumped with engine off, then when i took it elsewhere they failed it on a "dragging noise in rear". Pity they didn't look and see the static strap back there that made the noise.
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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    @ 328ftw that's why you don't drive with it on you only pull it up before you get to the inspection place and only 1 click up so they are only just touching the drum wall

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Quote Originally Posted by Honda-Freak View Post
    Had my eb civic failed on the brake system. Guy told me the vaccum unit was shot as it didn't go stiff when pumped with engine off, then when i took it elsewhere they failed it on a "dragging noise in rear". Pity they didn't look and see the static strap back there that made the noise.
    NZ Eb civic's didn't have vaccum assisted brakes haha, wof inspector must have been really imagining things - or someone retro fitted a japanese or en1 booster
    The internetz its serious business

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Not during wof time... but i was told by my mechanic my springs were legit....
    Found out yesterday they were cut.. atleast two coils.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Quote Originally Posted by NZCL1R View Post
    @ 328ftw that's why you don't drive with it on you only pull it up before you get to the inspection place and only 1 click up so they are only just touching the drum wall
    Hate doing that. I've glazed a set before then had the displeasure of redoing them; tiny POS brakes. Rather just avoid VTNZ for that and the other retarded reasoning they've given me everytime.

    "you need new wiper blades"
    they're new, put them on today
    ..."they don't function 100% then, you need new ones"
    You don't fucking function 100%, need new inspectors.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horny_Devil View Post
    thats actually a legitimate reason for failing, a little anal but its in the WOF manual
    Not anymore, new definitions came through last week regarding moisture in lights. It now describes at basicly having dropletts of water in a light is a fail but its ok with a bit of fogging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DS Racing View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Horny_Devil View Post
    thats actually a legitimate reason for failing, a little anal but its in the WOF manual
    Not anymore, new definitions came through last week regarding moisture in lights. It now describes at basicly having dropletts of water in a light is a fail but its ok with a bit of fogging.
    Depends on your interpretation of the wording.
    Quote Originally Posted by permaisuri View Post
    ooh yeah, i read it differently.... sorry, im asian with 4 eyes... shouldve read better....

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    The new amendment take interpretation out of the equation.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Quote Originally Posted by DS Racing View Post
    Not anymore, new definitions came through last week regarding moisture in lights. It now describes at basicly having dropletts of water in a light is a fail but its ok with a bit of fogging.
    Quote Originally Posted by Horny_Devil View Post
    Depends on your interpretation of the wording.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gudgen View Post
    The new amendment take interpretation out of the equation.
    And I'm guessing it doesn't even matter unless by slim chance the original poster quoted had his WoF failed some time in the past week, which doesn't sound to be the case

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    The guys at VTNZ failed just me on a dent in the roof of my Crx which was at least 20cm away from the edge because the said it could be structural and could be dangerous.
    I mean WTF??!

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Quote Originally Posted by lotusboy View Post
    NZ Eb civic's didn't have vaccum assisted brakes haha, wof inspector must have been really imagining things - or someone retro fitted a japanese or en1 booster
    Exactly what i explained to him, no vaccum brakes but he insisted so the guy at the AA had a great laugh when he looked at the fail sheet. He reconed it was a excuse to get the car off the road
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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    VTNZ - Failed for car being too low at the front, had to adjust the height and re-test. Another month, at a different VTNZ, commented on my suspension saying it was spot on 100mm.

    The last time I went to VTNZ - failed me for my 35% tints. Told me to remove them and get re-tested. Got them tested externally with a light meter to confirm that they were legal. Went back and asked why they failed me - and said that tints get darker when they get older.. hmm.

    Never again.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    I go to VTNZ at westgate and the guys there have always been pretty good, they have never failed me on dumb stuff, any fails have been legit (and simple repairs). Been through there in my Soarer and Cressida which are at least 20 years old. Guy there even adjusted my high beam light as it was aimed a bit high
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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Quote Originally Posted by seminis View Post
    The last time I went to VTNZ - failed me for my 35% tints. Told me to remove them and get re-tested. Got them tested externally with a light meter to confirm that they were legal. Went back and asked why they failed me - and said that tints get darker when they get older.. hmm.
    Similar story regarding tints + VTNZ dood, except mine was on the side of the road one checkpointy night in Hamiltron.

    Him - "The tint's on your rear windows are illegal young man".
    Me - "I'm sorry that you think so, but they are in fact legal".
    Him - "NO they are ILLEGAL" he gets the light meter and measures, "See they have only 22% VLT".
    Me - "Ok then" I open the rear door of the car "you peel them off then"
    He tries, and fails. "This can't be right?!"
    Me - "It's called tinted glass you asshole, Mr Honda fitted it in Japan, and the car was complianced with them" I turned to the supervising Cop "Sir, can I leave now, this idiot is wasting both of our time"
    Cop - "Sure mate, have a good night".

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    VTNZ failed me on tint - but entirely my fault. Didnt realize that the glass was already slightly tinted when I put the 35% tint on, which pushed it over the limit. Took forever to put on, then take off. DIdnt bother with it after that

    Oh yeah, they failed me on a 'stretched emergency brake cable'. Took it to pitstop who said it wasnt stretched, it just needing adjusting.
    Last edited by Planky; 9th July 2012 at 08:49 PM.

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    [QUOTE=Planky;1821114]VTNZ failed me on tint - but entirely my fault. Didnt realize that the glass was already slightly tinted when I put the 35% tint on, which pushed it over the limit. Took forever to put on, then take off. DIdnt bother with it after that [/QUOTE

    Had the exact same thing happen to me also

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    Re: What is your most ridiculous comment you recieved for failing your W.O.F?

    Had a guy at VTNZ tell me that my standard turbo was too big and that I would need to get it certified? Tried to explain to him that it was the turbo that came on it when it was originally made, and that it says on my Cert plate "Toyota Mod" "Turbo Fuel INJ". Still stood his ground and told me I had to get a letter from the local LVVTA Certifier (just passed Cert about two weeks beforehand), took it to him and he wrote a letter basically explaining what was written on the Cert Plate. And told me to never go to VTNZ again

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