My Car faces an MOT at the end of the month . I know its not easy to see as its wet but, does a cracked headlight like this mean a fail? I'll have to source one beforehand as they definitely wont have one .
Also, does a leaking crank case seal fail a car? never noticed it till this year and it doesn't seem to loose much oil just looks a bit of a mess on the sump, seems to be coming from the crank area anyway.
My mot failed - one of the items was "excessive oil leaks" (or similar) - the tester said it would be fine just wiping any oil off the bottom of the engine & crossmember before I took it back for retest.
I've had advisories on "oil leaks" for several years, as (you'd think) my engine has a rear crank seal that's intended to leak oil. I was told it's only if it gets bad enough to leak onto something important (exhaust, brakes) that it would escalate to a fail. I guess it depends on the tester.
oil leak has to be pretty massive to fail, this is the quote from the manual
A leak of fluids such as engine coolant, screen wash and fluid required for Selective Catalyst Reduction aren't reasons for failure. You should fail a vehicle if a fluid leak creates a pool on the floor within 5 minutes that's more than 75mm in diameter or if there are many leaks which collectively leak fluid at the same rate.
If you have 75mm pool forming in 5 minutes it probably not unreasonable to ask you to fix it!