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Exhaust kaput

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by SteJ, Sep 20, 2020.

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  1. SteJ

    SteJ Member

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    as the title suggests, my exhaust is broke. Well, it still works but there is a hell of a rattle and noise from it so I think it is time to replace it.

    I have seen this one on the net: https://www.onlineautomotive.co.uk/...Wqyim2vpJsAvqdKmwX8ywSbny-603JOxoC2-YQAvD_BwE

    Anyone any opinions to it? Seems cheaper than buying the parts singularly from the normal paddocks, island4x4, etc.

    Also note it looks like it is the de-cat version? Currently mine has a cat and I assume it is a case of unbolt one, rebolt the new one in its place?

    Cheers
     
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    payydg Well-Known Member

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    It’ll all be britpart but yep that would work
     
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    Al2O3 Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked that the flange/fixings on your existing CAT are still serviceable?
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Sprung Member

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    Britpart Zorsts tend to be okay for couple of years then flake to bits overnight. That’s cheap price for whole thing paste anorl, maybe a coat of VHT paint when new will increase lifespan bit, other way to look at it is if you can get it to dissolve in 12 months you’ll be covered
     
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    I thought that anorl. Apart from the back box leaking from new along its seam it seems the paint did very little and stupidly I got a second rear section after just 18 months from Britpart.
    That lasted no longer than the first and yes, the backbox on the second one leaked anorl.
    I got a cheap stainless system the third time and although it’s a low grade SS and is showing signs of rust, it’s lasted for three years so far and looks like it’s got at least another three left in it.
     
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    Al2O3 Well-Known Member

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    Did it cost six times the price?
     
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    Nothing like. It is a series so a simple system but worth the upgrade so far. The only down side is it’s a diesel and I think the wadding in the silencer has gummed up a tad so it sounds a bit tinny now. Not a problem in a series as you can’t hear much over the general din.
     
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    That's good. :)
    I've read a fair bit where people reckon it doesn't pay in the long run. Maybe the simple series system makes them cheap to make compared to others and it doesn't work out so well for more complicated systems?
     
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    I think I paid just under £200 for the full system. Just had to change the mild steel hangers as the old ones rusted away. I did have a spare set but may knock up some stainless ones if it’s worth it in another three years time. :D
     
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    fit the non cat pipe
     
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    Slightly off topic but I did know someone many years ago who owned an exhaust and tyre shop.
    He sold two types of exhaust. One system with a one year warranty and another double the price with a five year warranty.
    They were the same exhaust. You were simply buying the warranty. He worked out that very few people would even own the car in five years and the extra money more than covered the ones that came back.
     
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    I still have the original exhaust on my 01 Disco TD5. The flanges and hangers are in very poor nick, but otherwise it’s solid and leak free. I’m considering sourcing new flanges and I can make new hangers, then see how long it will last.
     
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    I reckon if you find an original steel made in the 90s tucked away somewhere it would last atleast ten years
     
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