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the_magician's luggage made Fenchurch fail the MOT

Two of the failure points were 'headlight aim too high.' This confused me because I haven't altered the aim since she passed the test last year. Then dad pointed out that the back end of the car is practically dragging on the ground because of the knackered leaf springs, so the whole car is tilted up at the front... :)

She also failed due to my messing around with the handbrake on Saturday, which was previously working but not very well, and is now not working at all on one side. I reckon a pair of new cables will cure the problem.

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Re: I just want to say ...

Well, the springs themselves passed as expected; the headlamp aim thing came as a surprise because I've not encountered the problem before. If we hadn't carried all the tools and spares around with us we surely would have broken down and needed them! :D

I'm not fitting the new springs yet because I don't currently have a spare car to drive while Fenchurch is off the road. I'll just adjust the headlamp aim down a bit.