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  1. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

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    Well fortunately we had just driven out of the site we were on in York. :Blush:
    Parked up in a little country lane lay-by to collect some wild poppy seed heads.
    Then set off , when our Motorhome started to sound like a boy racer. :Laughing:
    What a racket.
    You could certainly hear us coming round the tight bendy lanes thats for sure.

    Oh well looks like we need a new exhaust now. I guess its the same one thats been on since new so its not that bad. I dont know what the life expectancy is of them.
    Anyone know how much we should be looking at for a new one?
    Thanks.
     
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    dont know the price but it shouldnt need a full system...only the bit thats blowing.

    it may be worth looking at a stainless steel system !
     
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  3. rainbow chasers

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    Assuming no-one has pilferred your cat whislt you were distracted, it will more than likely be the back back - well, there is only one box! They range from £80-100 or so and easy to fit. Most places will have them in stock.
     
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    Hopefully you wont need a full system. If you had asked, I could have sent you a box full of poppy seed pods. Oh well, if it hadn't been that it would have been something else.
    Jim
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    You have the stupid system - yes it is prone to failure. £87.

    http://www.onlineautomotive.co.uk/Products.aspx?CategoryID=114090

    The reason I call it stupid is that it is one of those recirculating rubbish that inherently is too poorly secured to the chassis. A comp[lete waste of time.

    The older system does fit, and it isn't unheard of to use the older single box system.

    I have used online automotive before, and their delivery is very good - I ordered a complete system at 4pm one evening, and it arrived 8,30 the following morning.....forget the bolts, get some locally as their bolts are cheap and nasty!
     
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    Ralph says we need the whole thing replacing . The middle box was flaking at the last mot and we were advised .
    This is the end of the first pipe off the engine exhaust mount .
    He doesn't think it has a cat.

    The stainless steel version sounds like a good bet though , as we plan keep her for a long time and it wouldn't rust as much , would it ?
    ( though a bog standard one has lasted 6 years so it would depend on cost i suppose )

    Do you have a link for the stainless ones .
    Thanks
     
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    If you are going to have a stainless one, then get a custom one from somewhere like quicksilver...the quality of stainless has dropped in recent years, like everything....and many are rusting just as quickly as mild steel - just from the inside out! This has been noticed amoungst the classic car owners of late who have started to revert back to steel.

    They also cause tone-deafness as stainless exhausts actually ring! (not alot of people know that!)

    If you go back to that link, they will have the complete system linked in the side-bar. Unusual for the down pipe to go! Complete steel - £218.66! You may find cheaper on flea.
     
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    i was also refering to a custom made system rather than an 'off the shelf' jobby. :thumb:

    plenty of fabricators out there, just need googling.
     
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    Slightly misleading.. stainless steel quality hasn't dropped.. but there are several grades of s/steel.. high grade has more chromium and nickel .. the poor performance of some s/s exhaust systems is no doubt due to using a low grade s/s ..

    without going into all the technical detail.. to check if a high or low grade has been used.. test with a magnet... . 400 series are not as corrosion resistant as the 300 series and are magnetic, where the 300 series are non-magnetic.
     
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    There's a place in Bradford that makes stainless exhausts.
    Where are you based?
     
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  11. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Just off junction 41 , so not too far.
     
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