had a strange one at the weekend. I took the mini ive been rebuilding, in for it's MOT. it's had all sorts done. pretty much every panel. and a complete renew of the suspension, new rear subframe, inner and outer sills, the lot.
The car failed on 2 items. the first being a rough rear wheel bearing (annoyed with myself as the rear bearings are the only part of the running gear not to have been replaced! lol)
the 2nd item was emissions. It's a 91 on a carb. no smoke on startup or when reved. used a colourtune to set the mix and it's an even light blue on tickover on all cylinders.
The tester said that the CO was "off the scale" I asked him if he had a printout of the test result and he said no, it was an immediate fail. then he said that it could be the cat.
the last comment got me as it doesn't have a cat. I asked him what the reading was on the CO and he said "the machine didn't give me one and just said it was off the scale"
Ive just bought a gunson's gas tester and this gave a reading of 2.8% can anyone confirm what the limit is for 1991 998cc mini is? I thought it was 3.5% which leaves me stumped in terms of why it failed their test.... if anything it could be a bit lean