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Private Reg question Re SORN

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Hi all,

 

I’ve just bought an E87 LCI 1.6 2009 as a summer project to work on and have taxed and insured it but I’m looking to SORN it for a couple of months to work on the car; timing chain change, serpentine belt and pulleys etc before putting it back on the road. 
 
I’ve also got a private reg on a retention certificate.

 

Question is are there any advantages in putting the reg on now while it’s taxed ( insurance company will no doubt charge admin fee.  Or do I take the car off the road SORN it and then uninsure it while it’s off road and then put the new plate on while it’s on SORN ?

 

any suggestions appreciated 

 

Rob 

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Edited by vpcaptain
Belt should read chain

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Lol you are dead correct there timing chain in a plastic cassette known to cause  issues but hopefully not too late on my purchase 

 

Thanks 

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My wife Toyota Estima import is insured with Adrian flux, or one of their partners. I managed to change the reg to her private plate via live chat in about 10 minutes and without any fees or charges 

Edited by Gte86
Fat fingers

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Thanks I’ve been stung before £30/40 by the cheap insurance companies but ive got a monthly bmw flex policy so i’ll check with them first 

 

appreciate your advice though

Rob

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I would not cancel the insurance while the car is off the road.  The saving versus the risk?

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