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P38A Exhaust warning

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by tarphenry, May 6, 2020.

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  1. tarphenry

    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    A quick Google:- https://www.a2aexhaust.com. I have to say tyhat exhaust looks a lot older than 18 months and the lable looks as though it says 3 year warranty
     
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    marjon Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but the date stamp on the pics is really confusing :confused:

    J
     
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    Ratae Well-Known Member

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    Who told you it was fitted 18 months ago?
     
  5. tarphenry

    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    the man who had owned the car for 9 yrs.Not really bothered just thought people might be interested.
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    I have seen br***art ones 2-3 years old much worse than that falling off.
    Don’t like the twin myself, single is less to go wrong weight expense etc and no difference to a diesel.
    Only the T piece has spoilt that one, bit of pipe and weld the box(es) back on
     
  7. Henry_b

    Henry_b Rover V8 Powered

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    The centre box on mine is Britpart, it lasted 2 years..

    the seam started to peel apart, nowt some exhaust paste and wrap couldn't fix...

    I did buy a Janspeed system off a chap, just need to wait for lockdown to end!
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    There is no way that has rotted to that extent in eighteen months. Someone is telling you porkies.
     
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    My exhaust rotted similar to that after being fitted for 3 or 4 years. My current one has been on for a year and already going that way. I should've painted it before fitting, but didn't really have the time. Seems to be the way with a lot OE mild steel exhausts. Once this one is done, I'll bite the bullet and buy stainless.
     
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    There is no Galvanic protection at all applied to the T piece. the rest of the exhaust is spot on.
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    Then convert now repent later to single box and you have a spare also
     
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    I have a stainless system to fit. I thought that people might be interested in what a crap piece of British manufacture was out there,,but obviously I was wrong. wont make that mistake again
     
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    My 2000 MY THOR baby still has the factory fitted one on it. :oops: How much longer can it last?
     
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    My 1999 had factory one until 2015 at about 200k.
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    There’s no way of knowing if that t piece is original A2A or a monkey like me put it on there. Most systems have a slip joint there would be hard to post with two boxes already welded together.
    That wouldn’t be crap manufacturers fault boxes are sound as you say
     
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    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    it has a slip joint, its a twin system the T is where the 1 splits into 2. Its is made like that
     
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    please explain your interpretation of “Galvanic protection”

    Cos to me it’s always been a bit of sacrificial metal that will corrode quicker. Protecting the stuff you need.:confused:

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    Galvanic is the application of zinc to steel to prevent oxidation it is either applied by hot dipping IE hot dipped galvanised or as a high temperature spray to the sheet known as zintec.
     
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    I know that.:)

    But to me a pic with a date of 2008 needs a bit of explaining as that’s a 12yr old exhaust so it’s not doing bad really;)

    J
     
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    Always seems that factory fitted consumables such as exhausts/ brakes/batteries last longer than any aftermarket items.

    Having said that my RRC last had downpipes/Y joint & centre box nearly 12 years ago with a replacement rear box 5 years ago. All items were (mild steel) aftermarket & ordered in by my indie, who has since retired, so I don't know the maker's details.
    I've read reports of BMW factory exhausts lasting over 20 years :eek:
     
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