Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Oil Leaks
The primary purpose of the Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection: Oil Leaks
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mobile app is to support staff in conducting the annual testing of vehicles. The app is useful to those responsible for the maintenance of large commercial vehicles so that they remain well informed on the current minimum legal standards for roadworthiness. It must be emphasised that these are minimum acceptable standards, which do not necessarily allow for further deterioration when the vehicle is in service.
This inspection applies to all vehicles and trailers. Check without operating any equipment other than the engine which may be run at tick-over speed. Very bad oil leaks are a reason for refusing to carry out the test. If the test is suspended for this reason the presenter will be notified of this using form VTG12. Temporary means of preventing leaked oil reaching the ground such as fabricated drip trays consisting of sheet metal supported by wire strands are not acceptable. This does not apply to permanent fittings such as drip trays for feed pipes on tankers. Fabricated repairs to an oil pipe which effectively stop an oil leak are acceptable.
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