The MOT test includes a thorough examination of the fuel system. The MOT Tester will look over the fuel system for potential leak sources and safety and the vehicle's fuel tank for signs of advanced corrosion or evidence of leaks. The MOT Tester will evaluate all fuel lines along the length of the vehicle for signs of damage and leak sources. An MOT failure is any leak in the Fuel system. From the fuel tank to the carburettor or fuel injector, the inspection follows the fuel system.
Vehicles using internal combustion engines and hydrogen fuel cells will have their fuel systems assessed. An MOT failure will occur if there is a fuel leak. The MOT Tester may refuse to test the vehicle if they cannot access the filler cap. However, a leak detection product that meets the BS EN 14291-2004 standard will be utilised for gas-powered automobiles. When using leak detection products, you must follow the manufacturer's instructions. The fuel system is examined under the hood along the length of the fuel line from the fuel tank to the engine. To thoroughly inspect the gasoline system, it may be required to open the luggage compartment. At our MOT Testing courses, students will be given a dedicated day to study the vehicle's fuel system in a supervised workshop.
According to the DVSA standards, the fuel system will be examined to ensure the following
• There are no leaking pipes.
• The gasoline cap fastens and seals tightly.
• The pipes and hoses are safe and in good shape.
Also, before going to an MOT Testing Centre, it's critical to clean your fuel injectors if you want your vehicle to pass. Poor acceleration, decreased power, poor fuel economy, rough idling, and an inappropriate air or fuel mix can all be caused by dirty fuel injectors. They may also increase carbon monoxide emissions. It is recommended to use a Sol-X advanced Fuel Treatment when servicing your car, and regular fuel injector cleaning will increase your vehicle's acceleration. You'll save money on petrol while also reducing hazardous emissions. It may even help your engine last longer. At the MOT Management Course, we will concentrate not only on how to educate road users but also give a pro tip to pass the MOT test.
According to the MOT Testing Manual, the fuel system defect are classified as follows
1. Fuel tank, pipe or hose
• Insecure – Major
• Insecure such that there is a risk of fire – Dangerous
2. Fuel System
• Leaking, missing, or ineffective filler cap – Major.
• Leaking excessively or a risk of fire – Dangerous
3. Fuel pipe or hose
• Chafing – Minor.
• Damaged – Major.
4. Fire risk due to fuel tank shield or exhaust shield missing were fitted as original – Dangerous.
5. Any part of an LPG or CNG or LNG or hydrogen System Defective – Dangerous.
In our MOT Test Course, we will train students in Hybrid and Electric vehicles MOT testing. As an MOT Tester, you cannot refuse to do an MOT on one of these vehicles because you are unfamiliar with it. When checking under the hood, be cautious since the internal combustion engine may start without notice if electrical equipment is turned on or the battery voltage dips. At our MOT Management course, we improve the knowledge of the Vehicle testing site manager with some of the different vehicle technology you can encounter, as well as the things you should be aware of when evaluating these vehicles. Without any further training, you may perform MOT checks on these sorts of automobiles. However, MOT testing in the Hybrid or electric vehicles courses can be beneficial to improve the competencies of these future vehicles. Repairs on high-voltage systems, on the other hand, must be done only by people who have received recognised training for that type of vehicle.