Post Number: 14
|Posted on Sunday, 05 June, 2016 - 03:32 am: |
My Shadow is booked in for it's MOT early next week.
While I was looking for anything obviously wrong underneath I spotted a slight wetness around the driveshaft clip, the smaller one.
Upon inspection there is a pin hole in the rubber boot next to the clip.
My question, is that part of the MOT inspection,I know it is on front wheel drive cars the CV joint.
I will replace the boot but that will take time and it would be nice to get the MOT done without cancelling.
Thanks for replies.
Post Number: 396
|Posted on Sunday, 05 June, 2016 - 09:33 pm: |
If it's only a pinhole, clean the area up and spread a bit of dirt over it, and he probably won't even notice it.
Post Number: 198
|Posted on Monday, 06 June, 2016 - 08:11 pm: |
Rodger, haven't done this myself, but wondered if I experienced same,.. would a bicycle patch solve same. Ie sand slightly, apply glue, then patch.
Post Number: 91
|Posted on Monday, 06 June, 2016 - 08:48 pm: |
I have said it before but was scoffed at, Sugru!
Post Number: 398
|Posted on Monday, 06 June, 2016 - 09:54 pm: |
Personally, I would be wary of doing that because it will draw attention to a bodged repair. And the tear will look much bigger than just a pinhole.
I can't say whether a bodged repair would mean a fail though. It's a risk either way.
Post Number: 307
|Posted on Monday, 06 June, 2016 - 10:44 pm: |
If it is a pinhole, clean up and seal with a smear of Silicon sealant. My Shadow ran and MOT 'd for a couple of years like that, until I had time to repair it properly.. Ensure there is the correct amount of oil in the joint regularly.