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#1 matdaymon

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 3:37 AM

Discuss WOFs here, try keep it on topic and not into a bitch thread about getting hard done by by the WOF guy.

Suggest things such as points on which you can/have/will be failed on etc
Post up your WOF sheet (minus your details of course) as your pride and joy passes with flying colours. That sorta thing

Remember this is in the LEGAL section so no idle speculation that may mislead fellow members into getting in a fight with their wof guy over something :rolleyes:

Edited by Shale, 08 March 2011 - 4:20 AM.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 7:57 AM

Here is a link to the current VIRM (Vehicle Inspection Requirement Manual), aka the WOF regulations.

http://www.nzta.govt...tification.html

Also remember that it's not all set in concrete. The WOF inspector (or AVI, Authorised Vehicle Inspector) can fail the car on anything they deem unsafe, potential to cause injury, crash etc, even if it's not in the VIRM.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 8:19 AM

Cut springs are always; ALWAYS a definite pass. :lol:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 8:26 AM

Here is a link to the current VIRM (Vehicle Inspection Requirement Manual), aka the WOF regulations.

http://www.nzta.govt...tification.html

Also remember that it's not all set in concrete. The WOF inspector (or AVI, Authorised Vehicle Inspector) can fail the car on anything they deem unsafe, potential to cause injury, crash etc, even if it's not in the VIRM.


AWESOME, was hoping someone would post a link to that actual standards!


Cut springs are always; ALWAYS a definite pass. :lol:


Mental note, NEVER take my car to you for a wof ... <_<
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 3:47 AM

So after spending a long time studying the VIRM (while taking Boostin's note of discretion into advisory), I cannot find anywhere that states that a "boso-style" exhaust, eg:
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is actually illegal.

It vents behind the passenger compartment, all projection references I saw were in regards to frontal projections, and as long as it is not too loud.

Thoughts from warrant inspector types on this matter?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 5:00 AM

I think you're ok on those. We can't fail cars on poor taste...
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 5:09 AM

If you could think of all the shit you could be taking off the road. You would doing the country a service
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 6:08 AM

Interesting to know. Was having a discussion with a resident bogan who has found the joys of legal drifting.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 7:35 AM

Is a broken headlight lens (Light still works) a WOF fail?

Right hand side of Drivers Headlight is broken and sits visibly forward of the other half of the light, say 3-4 mill.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 8:20 AM

No. Headlights must be secure. If in doubt, check the VIRM.

http://vehicleinspec.../in-service-wof
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 5:40 AM

Here's one I haven't been able to get an understanding from the above link; Rear wipers, mandatory? The VIRM only mentions windscreens which to my mind is the front bit o' glass. Then goes on about other rubbish about wash systems for vehicles pre and post 1/1/1992.

Reason I'm asking is I took off the rear wiper to paint it and haven't put it back on yet and am just plain curious.

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#12 boostin

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 6:10 AM

Nah rear wiper is just for convenience.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 6:20 AM

Nah rear wiper is just for convenience.


Sweet! saves me $7 for the meantime then B)
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 7:42 AM

If they fail you on it, ask them to point out in the VIRM where it says its a fail. ;)
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 5:29 AM

My understanding is that if its there it has to work, but if you remove it no worries, correct?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 5:32 AM

I thought so too originally, but it appears not. The VIRM only mentions front screen wash and wipe.
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 8:26 AM

So I was having a squizz through the VIRM in regards to park lights. I could find no mention of them. Are they completely optional? This is due to wanting to remove them for re-direction of their circuit for other lights.

Also, I found this little note here:

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LVV certification is always required for the fitting of a supercharger or turbocharger as a modification, or the upgrading of a supercharger, turbo or wastegate, or the re-chipping of electronic engine control units on turbo vehicles.


So my chipped V2 ECU requires a cert? Yet they are not permitted to remove the cover to check... Odd.
And what about a stand alone aftermarket programmable ECU, ie Link?
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 9:16 AM

Park lamps are referred to as position lamps I think, and yes they are definitely compulsory. An ECU chip or swap requires a cert. How many actually do it? Hardly any I would guess.
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 5:50 PM

Yeah Anything that increases power supposed to have a Cert ( even an exhaust at a guess) how many actually do it maybe 1%, and as you say how would a tester know, The only time you may get caught out is if you are say in an accident with a high price euro and you are deemed at fault your insurance company may start looking for any reason to pull out AND a chipped ECU would be an out
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 8:45 PM

Yeah Anything that increases power supposed to have a Cert ( even an exhaust at a guess) how many actually do it maybe 1%, and as you say how would a tester know, The only time you may get caught out is if you are say in an accident with a high price euro and you are deemed at fault your insurance company may start looking for any reason to pull out AND a chipped ECU would be an out


If I'm not mistaken, an insurance company has to prove that the 'undeclared or illegal modification' actually had play in the accident in order to not pay out.
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