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#69925
NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 314
I am begrudgingly buying a new set of number plates. My MR2 failed the NCT test because the lettering on my plates is too small.

I pointed out to the chap that I've had the same plates for the past 7 years and it has never been a problem on the NCT before - he said that they are being audited more closely now and have had to tighten up on every little thing. I hastened to add that when I first registered the 2 (at date of import) that the smaller size number plate was OK and he agreed that it was but things have now changed.

I checked the NCT manual (www.ncts.ie/gaeilge/NCT%20Manual%20Revise%20May%202012.pdf) and it shows the following graphic:


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So just something to be aware of, your 20+ year old car can pass all of the safety checks around brakes, shocks, exhaust etc etc and still get pulled for number plates..
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#69927
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 13
Money racket springs to mind. A friend of mine was turned down because there was a little to much oil showing on dipstick????????
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#69947
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 327
I had the same thing a couple of years ago Quandary, all I did was turn up the week after with the same plates and it passed.
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#70051
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 137
Thanks for that info Quandry.

Apparently imported cars into the UK are aloud to keep their Japanese sized plates on their cars.
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Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 108
Marty J wrote:
Thanks for that info Quandry.

Apparently imported cars into the UK are aloud to keep their Japanese sized plates on their cars.


Yep or you'd be looking for a new rear bumper
Sounds like a right pain in the ass
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#70091
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 25
Shit like that irritates me.

Can you let us know where you pick up a set of new plates that do pass? Could save someone a waster trip in the future.
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#70093
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 314
Update: I headed over to Southside Motor Factors, they make plates on the spot - took all of 5 minutes. The guy used pretty much the same size plate as what I have now (only slightly bigger) and shoe horned 70mm lettering on to it. So I'll swap the plates over on Saturday and take it up to the NCT, my feeling is it should pass but will let you know.

The plates were €10 each and no forward notice/documentation required to get them made up.
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#70125
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 137
As this thread is about number plates and the NCT, I am wondering if the plate is clearly visible, can it be placed at any height ?
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#70149
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 47
Absolute madness it must be another money making scam . Sorry to hear you had to buy new plates Quandry .
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#70159
Re: NCT - number plates grrrr! 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 46
That would annoy me no end.

This way like me yesterday getting an Engineers report done on my Corolla.
(Has Celica internals)

The engineer passed the engine fine, but wouldn't stamp the form until I had new rear tyres.
Which weren't great, but they were legal thread depth.
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