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passage aux mines (homologation)

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06:36 Aug 18, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: passage aux mines (homologation)
no additional context! About vehicles (again) talking about weights, maximum loads etc.
Thanks, Bear.
BearTrans
English translation:see below
Explanation:
When you buy a car or a motorbike, it has to be approved by the "mines". This DoT [= Dept of Transport (GB)]equivalent checks off a vehicle against a long list of manufacturer's specifications for a given vehicle and if it matches up to these AND is in accordance with French national and EC regulations, you will be given a certificate. Any major modifications to cars require this. Car manufacturers have to seek this approval before putting their car on the market. If you "invent" or import a vehicle, then it has to go through the "DoT" specifications approval test, the "passage aux mines".
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Thanks! This was extremely helpful. Dauphine's answer was also very helpful. Regards, Bear.
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naun détail de plus
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naRoad worthiness test (or testing or road worthiness approval or road worthiness inspection)Louise Atfield
nasee below
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13 mins
see below


Explanation:
When you buy a car or a motorbike, it has to be approved by the "mines". This DoT [= Dept of Transport (GB)]equivalent checks off a vehicle against a long list of manufacturer's specifications for a given vehicle and if it matches up to these AND is in accordance with French national and EC regulations, you will be given a certificate. Any major modifications to cars require this. Car manufacturers have to seek this approval before putting their car on the market. If you "invent" or import a vehicle, then it has to go through the "DoT" specifications approval test, the "passage aux mines".


    Done this with a Harley Davidson brought back from the US!
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 12:51
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PRO pts in pair: 4431
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Thanks! This was extremely helpful. Dauphine's answer was also very helpful. Regards, Bear.

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46 mins
Road worthiness test (or testing or road worthiness approval or road worthiness inspection)


Explanation:
The different websites I looked at makes me think that this would be the best translation depending on the context.

Here are a few examples of its use: (http://www.club-mini-france.com/p03/p03.htm)

03/2000 Transformation - Mines.
Est-il facilement possible d'équiper une Mini Moke 2 places en 4 places ? ludocard@club-internet.fr.

Oui, les emplacements sont prévus pour.... le seul problème" est qu'il faut repasser aux Mines !

02/2000 Échappement - Pollution.
Cette semaine, j'ai été arrêté par la brigade antipollution de Paris. Il m'ont mis une amende pour émission de bruit (95 dB pour 83 dB constructeur) je dois dans une semaine la présenter aux Mines pour vérification de conformité.

2/2000 Transformations - Mines.
Quelles sont les chances de succès qu'une Mini 1000 cc "réussisse" un passage aux Mines avec un moteur 1300 cc. Existe-t-il des règles et des pièges à éviter ?

From another site:

Les pièces à fournir pour les véhicules en provenance de l’étranger en vue de leur passage aux Mines sont :

demande de certificat d’immatriculation,
demande de réception à titre isolé,
certificat de vente (s’il s’agit d’un véhicule d’occasion),
Acquis des droits de douanes (imprimé 846A) ou «Déclaration pour
l’entrée en France des biens personnels sans paiement des droits et
taxes» (Cerfa 30-1584),
carte grise originale ("Owner’s card") ou photocopie,
pour les véhicules de plus de 5 ans d’âge, contrôle technique,
justificatifs d’identité et de domicile,
une enveloppe affranchie, libellée aux nom et adresse du demandeur,
un timbre fiscal (d’un montant différent selon qu’il s’agit d’une voiture ou
d’une moto).

(http://www.accueil-sfo.org/nouveausite/guide/importa.html)

See also the translation on the site below.

Hope it helps.


    Reference: http://www.123b.com/v1015.htm
Louise Atfield
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3 hrs
un détail de plus


Explanation:
Ce sont les ingénieurs "des mines" à l'origine, issus de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. Consultez leur site (bi-lingue) pour plus de renseignements et accès à bcp de documents sur l'origine de l'école et la façon dont les choses ont évolué.

Bon courage.

Nikki


    www.ensmp.fr (bi-lingue EN & FR)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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