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G13BLocost - 10/10/21 at 11:10 AM

Hello All,

My IVA is this friday (15th of October, 2021) and I am wondering what I need to pack in the back of my estate for the big day.

So far I am thinking:


  1. Spare fuel (jerry can)
  2. Tyre pump and gauge
  3. IVA Manual
  4. Print outs and/or copies of all relevant paperwork
  5. Laptop (just in case I have to make an adjustment for emissions)
  6. Tapes, Glues, Trim and Tie Wraps
  7. Tools


What am I missing?

Cheers,
Josh

[Edited on 10/10/21 by G13BLocost]


padrc66 - 10/10/21 at 12:08 PM

that's more than i took!

how about spare fuses and relays?

evidence of brake hose suitability - particularly from reservoir.

can you adjust the brake balance and lock it off again? mine was way off (due to pads not being bedded on reflection) but the examiner let me adjust it at the test as long as it was within the time allowed.

the other thing i had missed was that the brake fluid reservoir has to be labelled, eg DOT 3, as well as the symbol shown in table 1, section 09D of the IVA manual.

good luck!


G13BLocost - 10/10/21 at 03:02 PM

Thanks for the tips!

Fuses and relays packed, brake and fuel hose suitability printed off.

My balance bar is locked off. I have used the car in events a fair bit and the balance was set pretty bang on. I span it one forward from there and tested it at an airfield; fronts lock before rears. That was my locked position.

Brake fluid and balance stickers are on the car.


Nervous! I'm hoping for a first time pass but we'll see. The stars have to align and all that.


gremlin1234 - 10/10/21 at 03:35 PM

common failures include
rear reflectors
manufacturers plate
seat belt height
indicators and side repeaters

if you were to show us a few more pictures we could give it a 'once over'

I note from your avatar picture, that the front indicators may not be far enough out

also take some 'build' pictures with you just in-case they want any clarification.


nick205 - 11/10/21 at 09:37 AM

quote:
Originally posted by G13BLocost
Hello All,

My IVA is this friday (15th of October, 2021) and I am wondering what I need to pack in the back of my estate for the big day.

So far I am thinking:


  1. Spare fuel (jerry can)
  2. Tyre pump and gauge
  3. IVA Manual
  4. Print outs and/or copies of all relevant paperwork
  5. Laptop (just in case I have to make an adjustment for emissions)
  6. Tapes, Glues, Trim and Tie Wraps
  7. Tools


What am I missing?

Cheers,
Josh

[Edited on 10/10/21 by G13BLocost]




Likewise, more than I took to my SVA.

I spent a good while checking through things as I built to make sure parts used were compliant.

I spent a good while during the build checking lights, reflectors, visibility angles etc. were compliant with the rules.

First time round I got a fail on some edges, but these were soon enough sorted back home with some P shape rubber tim I had to buy in and bond in place. I couldn't have done that during the test (I did ask the inspector, but he said not).

Second time round I got a pass and all good.

It was SVA, not IVA back then for me, but rules are rules nd you had to comply with them.

Hope all goes well for your IVA and you're soon on the road.


James - 11/10/21 at 11:00 AM

In my SVA days the fuel tank had to be full.
(in my haste not to be late I fuelled at the petrol station outside the centre, over-filled and rolled up at the SVA test with fuel pissing out of the tank! )


Spare lamps? One of my indicator lamps failed on the way to the test and I had no spares so failed on that!


G13BLocost - 11/10/21 at 07:46 PM

quote:
Originally posted by James
In my SVA days the fuel tank had to be full.
(in my haste not to be late I fuelled at the petrol station outside the centre, over-filled and rolled up at the SVA test with fuel pissing out of the tank! )


Spare lamps? One of my indicator lamps failed on the way to the test and I had no spares so failed on that!


Spare bulbs in a good one, packed!


Regarding the indicators, their extremities are 390mm from the far edge of the front wheel arches (widest part of the car). The rules require a maximum of 400mm, so I should be all good. I positioned the front headlights based on that requirement, the indicators are right below them.


Deckman001 - 14/10/21 at 02:50 PM

Just a thought, Chassis number permanently stamped into the chassis and also a chassis plate with the car details on .
Both things i failed on my first visit.

Oops I forgot to say, GOOD LUCK and enjoy the test, they are mostly very nice people so always treat them that way whatever they say as it may be a learning curve either way.

[Edited on 14/10/21 by Deckman001]


G13BLocost - 15/10/21 at 03:31 PM

Passed


gremlin1234 - 15/10/21 at 03:36 PM

quote:
Originally posted by G13BLocost
Passed
well done


Deckman001 - 15/10/21 at 03:42 PM

Wahooo well done matey.


wonderfulweasel - 15/10/21 at 04:49 PM

Excellent! Well done!


wonderfulweasel - 15/10/21 at 05:12 PM

Which test station did you use?


G13BLocost - 15/10/21 at 07:31 PM

quote:
Originally posted by wonderfulweasel
Which test station did you use?


Bristol Avonmouth. Really nice guys and incredibly helpful. A great experience.


wonderfulweasel - 15/10/21 at 07:32 PM

Excellent, thatís where Iíll be taking mine. Hopefully soon!


MikeR - 15/10/21 at 10:38 PM

Congratulations. Any feedback, hints or tips?


TimC - 16/10/21 at 07:13 AM

quote:
Originally posted by wonderfulweasel
Excellent, thatís where Iíll be taking mine. Hopefully soon!


Me too. Congrats on the result!


G13BLocost - 16/10/21 at 05:51 PM

quote:
Originally posted by MikeR
Congratulations. Any feedback, hints or tips?


Feedback, hints and tips...

My biggest tip would be to read the iva manual. From front to back. Know it very well. Print it off and bring it with you. Every test they went through I had some feeling for everything they were testing for. Be very thorough and your chances of passing will greatly improve. The guys testing the car acknowledged that I was well prepared and that really helped.

Following on from that- guess at nothing. I did my own sound test at home using a proper dB meter. I mapped the speedo with my phones GPS (passed first time). I run fuel injection so made sure the fuel map was going to be pretty good for emissions. I made my own "contact balls" for checking radi etc. Prepare the hell out of the test and the chance of passing will be greatly increased.

Lastly, have fun! I have never had anyone poke around ever angle of my car before and it was a great opportunity to have a chin wag all about it. As tiring as it was, it was very enjoyable.