Fiat ducato exhaust

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  1. Zajacp

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    Help needed ,I need to replace my exhaust on my 3 litre ducato , it's a adria coral 660sl on a x250 base any ideas ?:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    They don't always modify exhausts, have you checked if its standard Ducato or not:thumb:
     
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    as geo has said mb of mansfield they do replicas, sometime,s better than original
     
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    This is less than £90 delivered to my door. No time or diesel expended
     
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    Tell u what techno, is there anything u don't know mate your better than Wikipedia(y)
     
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    Best wait until I've fitted it :LOL:
    I can't order it now as I'm away for 9 days tomorrow but it is on the cards.
    Mine at 6.5 yrs old is looking tired and peeling
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    I went for a vortex exhaust systen. Full stainless steel plus extra silencer to make it quieter. The silencers are performance versions and the vortex unit is supposed to give better performance and economy. I get around 10% better economy and change down from 5th gear less.

    Bare in mind it is a fully tig welded system custom built for the van, not an off the peg stainless steel system.

    If you search the forum I did a thread about it, I am extremly satisfied with tje system. The system is not cheap but if you are planning keeping your van a few years it is well worth considering.
     
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    Yes I think you told us severial times :LOL: and how much is it to us?
    I'm usually in 6th gear or I frett
     
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    You would need to contact vortex. I have no connection with them I'm just a customer who is seriously impressed.
    A lot of people think just because an exhaust system is sold as stainless steel it is good. There are a lot of rubbish stainless steel systems about.
     
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    True but £90 for a few years is to me better than £900
     
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    Not if it drops off while your in France. I also save £10 per tank and the cab is quieter, the drive is vastly improved making driving a lot more comfortable.
    If you keep your van long enough the system pays for it self.
    Money well spent.
     
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    Ive just worked out my savings since I had the system fitted by the mileage Ive driven and I have saved approximately £500.00 Although I my main reason for fitting the exhaust wasnt to save on the fuel its good to look back and see how much Ive saved. I used to struggle to do certain return trips on a tank of diesel but can get home without refilling.
     
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    I'm ok with my mpg
    If my exhaust drops off France is the best place to be as it is LHD
     
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    You've obviously never tried to get a spare part in France. The Spanish are bad enough but the french take poor service to a new level.
    Besides that I would rather spend my holidays relaxing rather than searching for a garage and alll the hassle involved.
    Especially when you always happen to have things like this happen on a national holiday day.
     
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    It's not going to happen though is it :LOL:
    I'll replace it before that dib dib dib
     
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    The corrosion is always inside a welded joint and looks fine until you put a bit of pressure on it. So give it a good shake at each joint and you may get a surprise.

    I would be very cautious about buying cheapo imported exhausts off eBay. There's usually a reason why there cheap.
     
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    Why? I bought a cheapo imported Rapido :LOL: oh yes I see what you mean :unsure:o_O
     
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    so can you give us more info on your exhaust. it sounds just what is needed . must have missed other reports about it sounds a good bit of kit .
     
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