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19 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

When Mrs6C took on the Visa Cabriolet in Edinburgh I needed to tax it so aldo135 could drive it, but it had disabled tax from the last owner so I could not tax it or change the tax class on-line. I waited for the new V5C to arrive in Mrs6C name ( just 5 days) and took it to the post office and explained the car was no longer entitled to disabled tax so I paid the fee and they taxed it. They said they needed to keep that V5C to send to DVLA so the tax class could be updated and a new V5C would be sent to Mrs6C.

In today's post Mrs6C got a letter from DVLA saying they did not know why the V5C had been sent to them so returned it to her complete with Disabled tax class!

Did the Post office not tick the correct box or the DVLA not process it correctly?  

interesting! I was actually thinking about this earlier today/yesterday, iv not got any such letter with REV but I am wondering if I will

because I noticed on the V5c under the section to change the vehicle details etc like the VIN number or engine number etc

there is a section to change the taxation class, but it specifically says on the V5 as well that you have to do that at the post office

so I wonder if the post office worker or such is supposed to write something there?

in my case the guy just took the V5 put an ink stamp of some kind on it, told me he would send it to the DVLA and that was that, and I got a receipt for my tax all £0 and 0 pence of it LOL (as I was changing to the historic tax class) I didn't see him write anything on the V5 otherwise

(obviously maybe he wrote something after I left but i have no way of knowing, just a waiting game I guess!)

do you recall if the chap at the post office stamped the V5 or not? that might give us some clues!

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8 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

I did not see the lady in the P.O. do anything to it she just kept it.

interesting I wonder if thats why then? (is it the same post office that tried to change the tax class on Dolly from disabled to historic without taxing her first?)

not sure what the stamp says sadly, but it might be something to ask about when you go back to change it again! (especially if you paid a fee to change the tax class!)

do you recall if they stamped V5s of yours in the past when changing the taxation class for example with Dolly?

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3 minutes ago, LightBulbFun said:

interesting I wonder if thats why then? (is it the same post office that tried to change the tax class on Dolly from disabled to historic without taxing her first?)

not sure what the stamp says sadly, but it might be something to ask about when you go back to change it again! (especially if you paid a fee to change the tax class!)

do you recall if they stamped V5s of yours in the past when changing the taxation class for example with Dolly?

I can't remember what they did with the Invacars V5C. 

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On 3/20/2020 at 7:24 PM, Six-cylinder said:

When Mrs6C took on the Visa Cabriolet in Edinburgh I needed to tax it so aldo135 could drive it, but it had disabled tax from the last owner so I could not tax it or change the tax class on-line. I waited for the new V5C to arrive in Mrs6C name ( just 5 days) and took it to the post office and explained the car was no longer entitled to disabled tax so I paid the fee and they taxed it. They said they needed to keep that V5C to send to DVLA so the tax class could be updated and a new V5C would be sent to Mrs6C.

In today's post Mrs6C got a letter from DVLA saying they did not know why the V5C had been sent to them so returned it to her complete with Disabled tax class!

Did the Post office not tick the correct box or the DVLA not process it correctly?  

 

 

Just break Mrs Cylinders leg. Then everyone* is happy.

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28 minutes ago, GBJ said:

Just break Mrs Cylinders leg. Then everyone* is happy.

@GBJ Oi! Leave my leg alone! :-)

@LightBulbFun Interestingly, I received a letter from the DVLA yesterday enclosing my V5 for the Visa cabriolet... with the same Disabled tax class on it and a paragraph or two to say they had received the V5 but didn't know why and so were sending it to me as my name was on it!

Methinks the Post Office forgot to do something...

Despite the current V5 still stating the car is Disabled tax class, it has been taxed as a PLG vehicle and I have the receipt to prove it.

I guess I will be writing to the DVLA shortly...

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17 minutes ago, Mrs6C said:

@GBJ Oi! Leave my leg alone! :-)

@LightBulbFun Interestingly, I received a letter from the DVLA yesterday enclosing my V5 for the Visa cabriolet... with the same Disabled tax class on it and a paragraph or two to say they had received the V5 but didn't know why and so were sending it to me as my name was on it!

Methinks the Post Office forgot to do something...

Despite the current V5 still stating the car is Disabled tax class, it has been taxed as a PLG vehicle and I have the receipt to prove it.

I guess I will be writing to the DVLA shortly...

yeah it was discussed above :) 

we think that the post office forgot to stamp the V5, as between @egg doing his Invacar XWC and me doing REV we both saw the post office clerk stamp the "old" V5 with some sort of ink stamp

but @Six-cylinder did not see such a thing happen with the Visa V5 

its quite cheeky tho if you had to pay for it to be taxed as PLG! when you go to tax it online, what does it say? I know when your taxing a vehicle online it tells you what tax class its in

but i'm not sure what happens if try when the vehicle is already taxed (id check with REV but I forgot to note down the 11 digit V5 number before I sent it off sadly which is doubly annoying as now I cant keep track of when her tax class changes over LOL)

it is showing as taxed on the system, I wonder what would happen if you go to the post office and asked them to do it again would they ask you to pay again?!

you are showing up as the 8th keeper now if that's any consolation :) 

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I think somebody on here made a mistake!

They sold me this fantastic car at shiters price!

Not only is it useful for getting around in, but it is fun and I went topless today!

@HMC

(unfortunately I have cover a fair few essential miles at the moment)

Update 25-3-20, 1000 trouble free miles achieved today. That may not seem a lot in 4 months, but I spread my mileage across a number of cars so none of them do a big mileage.

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On 3/4/2020 at 1:43 PM, Six-cylinder said:

I am going to strain this, how about a filter, Mann WK 613

Ebay has one at £12.62 and somebody else is offering a Mann Hummel for £8.56. Is Hummel an after market brand the seller is trying to pass off as a Mann?

Mann & Hummel make dustbin-sized centrifugal filters for ship engines (amongst other things), I've got one to look after at the moment.

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I used the CLK again today and decided to come home with the roof down, but it would not work, switch lights up, windows went down, manual catch released fine.

Half way home I had a light bulb moment! I put some stuff in the boot last night and moved the hood/luggage separator that stops the hood crushing the boot content so all I had to do in a lay-by on the way home was clip the separator back into place and all was fine.

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