More hot air from the EU?

t-tony

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We are not in the EU anymore, so I would hope after all the aggravation that has caused anything like this would not be adopted by the UK Gov.

But I won't hold my breath! ;)
 

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But they could stop people from crossing into Europe with such a vehicle.

Tony.
 

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Never been very keen on Europe.....too many foreigners! :p
 

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Just wondering why I'm not surprised tbh :cool:
 

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I can't see it happening. All those eastern european countries already in the eu and those trying to join where they have a real skill in making old cars work. It's in their culture.

The hot air is just EU MPs trying to sound like they're actually busy doing stuff to justify their existence.
 

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Some more points raised .
I think you have to remember that people post videos on you tube to make money these days. It can be big business if you are any good at it. They will post any old sh***. I think that may be one of those scaremongering bullsh*t ones just to get views. It seems to be working!
 

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From memory the EU have proposed banning:

Different makes of tyres other than the oem fitted.
Different Types of tyres other than oem fitted.
Different parts other than oem fitted.
Aftermarket exhausts.
Any kind of pattern part.
Any kind of “upgrade” part.
Non oe parts fitted by Independent Garages.
Independent Garages only allowed to fit oe parts.

It Usually, but not always, goes away to come back in some other form, or different wording, a year later.
If you don’t know it they’ve banned some types of Trackday and specialist tyres.
 

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What would any EU politician know about repairing a vehicle or track day tyres?
Need to get their noses back in the trough and out of other people’s business.
 

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From memory the EU have proposed banning:

Different makes of tyres other than the oem fitted.
Different Types of tyres other than oem fitted.
Different parts other than oem fitted.
Aftermarket exhausts.
Any kind of pattern part.
Any kind of “upgrade” part.
Non oe parts fitted by Independent Garages.
Independent Garages only allowed to fit oe parts.

It Usually, but not always, goes away to come back in some other form, or different wording, a year later.
If you don’t know it they’ve banned some types of Trackday and specialist tyres.
In germany that's almost always the been case. Driver has to carry a small reg card that shows things like tyre sizes.
You are NOT allowed to fit different size tyres unless it's a size that's been OK'd by the car manufacturer.
You are not allowed to fit sports suspension unless it comes with a TUV or DEKRA certificate confirming the parts are authorized for that car.
You are not allowed to fit a spoiler unless it comes with a certificate confirming. . etc etc
Basically you can not do anything unless. etc etc

There is a thriving industry of supplying aftermarket parts in germany. But it's regulated so quality of parts is probably higher than elsewhere and fitted parts aren't making the car worse.

But you are allowed to change tbe color. Color is not mentioned in the reg docs

Been a while since I last did something non-oem to a car in germany so things may have changed making it easier but I doubt it.
 
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