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Old 15th August 2017, 09:21 AM
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Default Another 13 months of MOT

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Old 15th August 2017, 10:40 AM
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Good to hear, Andrew.
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Old 15th August 2017, 01:51 PM
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I think that's a few of us with D2 S8s that have recently sailed through MOTs without advisories - testament to the quality of the vehicle and - of course - the high standards of maintenance
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Old 15th August 2017, 03:56 PM
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Nice one Andrew

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I think that's a few of us with D2 S8s that have recently sailed through MOTs without advisories - testament to the quality of the vehicle and - of course - the high standards of maintenance
I hate being without my S8, so when it has to go into the garage for anything I give them a long list of jobs and things to check in an attempt to get everything done at the same time and also to pre-empt any potential issues. Sometimes it even gets an oil change when the oil is just a couple of thousand miles old, just so that it doesn't have to go in again for a while. I tell them to check it over and if they spot any potential issue -- anything at all -- to fix it. As a result it rarely even gets an advisory these days, though it helps that the garages I use also do the MOT. They know the car so well that they're really just going through the motions when it comes to the MOT.

With all the work I've had done in the last year (including a new front subframe, power steering hoses, a major service, the dreaded 'oil cooler pipe' and a gearbox rebuild), I spent so much on the damn thing that even my accountant made a comment about my "beloved S8" when doing my tax returns recently!

The good news is that he tells me, because most of my mileage in the vehicle is business related, I can claim 95% of the maintenance cost against tax .... so the nice taxman is helping to keep this S8 on the road
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Old 18th August 2017, 04:38 PM
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Another 13 months for me today too
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Old 18th August 2017, 05:26 PM
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Well done Brian - but what about your car?
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Old 18th August 2017, 07:17 PM
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Well done Brian - but what about your car?
Beat me to it David, though I think Brian would have at least a couple of advisories...
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Old 18th August 2017, 09:16 PM
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Beat me to it David, though I think Brian would have at least a couple of advisories...
Yep, I've heard Edith giving a few advisories to Brian!

My S8 sailed through its MOT last month with no advisories too but, as some of you may have noticed, I'm a bit preoccupied with new house and new pension stuff to be a frequent poster here at the moment. But, in the words of some terrible actor and politician, "I'll be back".
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Old 18th August 2017, 10:14 PM
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Beat me to it David, though I think Brian would have at least a couple of advisories...
Only a couple....
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