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How can you decide what a noisy CV joint is?.We're not allowed to road test vehicles here......
If there is excessive play in a joint,then yes that fails as the joint is excessively worn.You fail it because the joint could lock,and then lock the steering,not because of the possibility of the gaiter splitting.It's the same with a split gaiter,you fail it because a stone could get into the joint and lock it,not because grease can get on to the brakes.
I think perhaps you need to start another thread about Northern Irish MOT's as otherwise things may become confused.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo