This is all happening on Thurs 26th June. fiendster, any chance you can organise your mate to do the silencer that day if I get it to you/him?
This means the total cost of my MOT is likely to be closer to £250, and most of that is standard wear and tear. That's a lot better. I'll still need to do the service and fix the leaky fuel cap, but that can be done at another time :)