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Post by peter freeman » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:36 pm

Anyone off the top of their head know the weight of the MB. Had mine in for its MOT today ( passed with no advisories ) but he asked how heavy the car was. The nearest we could find on his pc was a 6 which I think is lighter.



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Re: Weight

Post by scimmy_man » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:41 pm

the rollers giveyou an axle weight.


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:46 pm

The car was finished its MOT and out in the car park by the time the weight was asked.



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Re: Weight

Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:05 pm

1400kg rings a bell. Thinking back to when we corner weighted one.


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:09 pm

I've looked on the web and the weight varies between 1288 and 1680 kg ???



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Re: Weight

Post by Scimher » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:27 am

Congrats. on the MOT, Peter - my old 5 failed hers on Tuesday.........not by much - neither brake lights worked (am sure they had been okay but there was a prob. with a dipped headlight & then a front indicator, so maybe that had something to do with it!) & a frayed passenger seatbelt (which I've removed & dropped into a local webbing company. I should be able to pick up the new section tomorrow morn., fit it & get the ticket for the weekend...My pal Andy traced the brakelight problem to the bulbholders - now working again. Sidelights were okay & both filaments were intact in the bulbs so I assumed that there was no problem there...



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Re: Weight

Post by peter freeman » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:14 am

I was very surprised that on the rear brake test the handbrake was better than the foot brake. I have always thought that the handbrake was not good enough as unlike the other scims we have had or do have that I cannot lock the back wheels with the handbrake. Both it seems still good enough to pass the MOT.



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Re: Weight

Post by Scimher » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:55 am

...I didn't think my handbrake was good enough, either, to be honest...but it passed...



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Post by peter freeman » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:23 pm

Our MOT station has had a major burnout - caused by electricians getting the wiring wrong when the garage was extended. So all the brake testing equipment is new - and not as good. He cannot test the balance with the new stuff so he has to use his experience to judge it - all to my advantage he laughingly said - I did not complain.



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Re: Weight

Post by Scimher » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:43 pm

...My local garage has a new purpose-built building with state-of the-art brake testing equipment....in fact he congratulated me on the performance of the brakes - I assume he meant footbrake. I've mentioned this before but the chap who tested mine is a long-time owner of a red SE5a so knows what to look for....so when an advisory said 'slight wear in both front wheel bearings', I have to assume that he knows that there should be a little play & this is extra...



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Re: Weight

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:00 pm

Weight according to Middlebridge 8)
1266 - 1311 kg according to options fitted


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Re: Weight

Post by peter freeman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:13 pm

I'm not sure which weight they go by - is it the kerb weight ( as Chris lists ) or the gross weight which is 1680kg.



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Re: Weight

Post by philhoward » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:14 pm

For a brake test then it should be kerb (or service) weight which is pretty close to the weight when they test it.


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