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Contact: Nigel Holmes, Consultant Engineer AMIMI, Barnstaple and North Devon, Tel: 0777 330184 E: info@southwestcarinspections.co.uk W: www.southwestcarinspections.co.uk

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Vans and Motor Homes is a 140 point inspection of the vehicle:

BODY EXTERIOR

Glass

Body damage

Body panels

Door locks and operation

Corrosion

Bonnet catch

Fuel filler cover and cap

Mud flaps

Bonnet hinges

ENGINE COMPARTMENT        PETROL        DIESEL        MULTI-FUEL        No. of CYLINDERS:      

Coolant Level / Condition

Power Steering – oil level

Turbo / supercharger

Coolant leaks

Clutch Fluid

Fuel pump / pipes

 Antifreeze *

Brake Fluid

Accelerator linkage

 Radiator / Cap

Engine Oil level

Cold starting

 Hoses / Pipes

External leaks (upper engine)

Fast idle (cold)

 Drive Belts

Engine mountings

Noise level (cold)

 Water Pump 

Excess fumes / smoke

ELECTRICAL / CONTROLS                                                                           

Starting system / Ignition lock

Sidelights / running lights

Controls / Switches

Battery condition

Rear lights & No. plate lights

Instruments

Battery voltages:

Stop lights

Horn

             - Normal           volts

Indicator/ Hazard lights

Windows / Sun roof

             - Starting           volts

Reverse / Fog lights

Wipers / Washers

             - Charging         volts

Auxiliary lights

Headlamp wash / wipe

 Headlights

Interior / Panel lights

INTERIOR /LOAD SPACE.             PLY LINED   YES/ NO                                           NUMBER OF SEATS:      

Seat adjustment

Mirrors (internal)

Boot / tailgate lock

Seatbelts

Rear parcel shelf / load cover

FRONT SUSPENSION / STEERING / UNDER FRAME

Engine underside leakage

Wheel hubs / bearings

Sub-frames mountings

Steering joints/ ball joints

Springs/suspension units

Suspension arms / mountings

Steering rack / box

Pipes / hoses

Tie bars / anti roll bars

Chassis members

Dampers (condition / leaks)

Corrosion protection

Power steering (operation)

Gaiters

Corrosion – floor/chassis

REAR SUSPENSION / UNDER FRAME

Springs/suspension bars

Location rods/fixings

Sub-frames/ mountings

Anti roll bar

Bump stops/gaiters

Chassis members

Dampers/bushes

Wheel hubs/bearings

Corrosion protection

Suspension arms/fixings

Pipes/hoses

Corrosion – floor/chassis

CLUTCH / TRANSMISSION      MANUAL     AUTOMATIC     MULTI-USE / 4x4           SPEED GEAR BOX

Fluid / oil leaks

Casings

Backlash

Cables / adjustments

Mountings

Gaiters

Hydraulic system

Drive shaft assembly

Propshaft(s) / fittings

Linkage (wear)

 Universal / sliding joints

Bearings / supports

EXHAUST SYSTEM

Manifold

Silencer(s)

System condition

Pipes

Heat shields / mountings

Catalytic converter (s)

Joints / couplings

FUEL SYSTEM

Tank

Fuel lines

 Evidence of leaks

Tank fixings

Breather pipes

BRAKES

Master cylinder security

Flexible hoses

Handbrake op / adjustment

Fluid leaks

Pipes / connections

 Handbrake mechanism

Servo / power system

Discs / pads (if visible)

Pedal and pad / linkage

WHEELS AND TYRES    Type:
It is recommended that tyres are replaced when the tread depth reaches 2mm.
If uneven tyre wear is noted, this may indicate incorrect geometry, which can result in excessive and rapid tyre wear.  A full steering and geometry check is recommended.

111. Wheel Rims

     

112. Wheel Trims

     

Tyres

Min tread depth

 

 

 

113. Front RH

     mm

114. Front LH

     mm

115. Rear LH Inner

     mm

116. Rear LH Outer

     mm

117. Rear RH Inner

     mm

118. Rear RH Outer

     mm

119. Spare

     mm

ROAD TEST

Test Distance                      

                    Miles

Speed achieved up to             MPH

 Final drive operation /
         noise level

Controls function

Road holding / stability

 Gearbox operation /
         noise level

Clutch operation **

General steering / handling

Engine performance

Cooling fan operation

Footbrake operation

Engine noise

Steering effort

 Hand/park brake operation

Excess smoke

Hot restarting

Suspension noise

Overheating evidence

Instrument /gauge function

Warning lights

Auto changes / kick-down

FINAL CHECK

Oil leaks

Coolant leaks

Uneven tyre wear                      

 

 

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Contact: Nigel Holmes, Consultant Engineer AMIMI, Barnstaple and North Devon, Tel: 0777 330184 E: info@southwestcarinspections.co.uk W: www.southwestcarinspections.co.uk

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