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post #7 of (permalink) Old 28th May 2010
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Re: Sills MOT test

Nice Thread. As others have pointed out, sills become an part of the test part because of their close proximity to what Vosa describe as prescribed areas. A prescribed area is the structural area in a vehicle that supports key components. This area extends for 300mm from a mounting of a key component. The Key components that result in the sills been inspected are Steering and suspension, seat belts and driver control. For example a seat or seat belt bolted to the floor beside the B pillar in a clio, we need to imagine a sphere with a radius of 300mm or diameter of 600mm eminating from this bolt, any metal which falls in this imaginary sphere needs to be sound and strong to pass the mot. Beyond this the tester is on weaker ground, but because of the front and rear suspension, front and rear seat belts and drivers seat very little of the sill falls outside a prescribed area.

I hope this helps Igg MOT tester till I find a better job
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