Simplest of jobs - exhaust downpipe

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Simplest of jobs - exhaust downpipe

Postby Jim San » 23 May 2019, 19:13

Well that was easy - :evil:
New downpipe fitment (top marks Simon and BW crew for rapido service).

Never done one before - how hard can it be :shock:

2.5 hrs in and still not on!! Packed in and going for a pint, will finsih tomorrow :lol:

Old crusty nuts and joint at silencer - off they came - no problem - everything going great.
Damn - can't get downpipe on with silencer in position.
Remove silencer - faff - but easy enough.
join downpipe and silencer - too heavy to lift and jiggle into position at front and rear mounting points (two person job - I was one person short).

So its downpipe on first - then the silencer.
Downpipe was off and on about 4 times!!!! conclusion, impossible to get angle bolts in with gasket in place.
omit gasket (wasn't one on anyway). bolts go in
trying to get nuts on the 2 bolts back in to bracket at funny angle - impossible. :idea I'll put the top one backwards :mrgreen:
top bolt decides to jam - 30 minutes trying to get that little phew ker out - so close to losing my shhh eat.
Downpipe eventually on :)
Now the silencer won't go :evil:
conclusion - bashplate needs to be dropped at the back - further conclusion, sick of this, go for a pint and do it tomorrow.

I'll write a HOW NOT TO change your exhaust for wiki :rofl
have a nice night
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Re: Simplest of jobs - exhaust downpipe

Postby silverbullet » 24 May 2019, 05:53

"calm down dear, its only a few nuts and bolts"
:D

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Re: Simplest of jobs - exhaust downpipe

Postby Jim San » 24 May 2019, 08:21

silverbullet wrote:"calm down dear, its only a few nuts and bolts"
:D

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:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl I have just said pretty much the same thing to the plumber (thats not a euphemism either).

It's ON :ok

Early start, dropped the bash plate etc. wiggled, tapped, whacked, belted and swore it on with my arsenal of skills :?

A few nuts and bolts to put back in - which i'm sure won't take but a moment.

Really don't know what all the fuss was about :roll:

On a side note, really like the sound without a silencer :mrgreen:
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Re: Simplest of jobs - exhaust downpipe

Postby Syncrobaz » 24 May 2019, 14:44

I took on the worn clutch pedal on my panel today, Samba says it's possible without removing the dash, seat out to make room for my 6'2" frame, removed pin circlip, push the pin to the right, alas the pin won't come right out as it touches the bodywork 'cos it's RHD. Bother, pub it is !
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Re: Simplest of jobs - exhaust downpipe

Postby Jim San » 24 May 2019, 16:10

Syncrobaz wrote: pub it is !


That's the 'toolbox' I use :P
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Re: Simplest of jobs - exhaust downpipe

Postby Jim San » 24 May 2019, 16:15

Took the 'quiet' van out for a test run - I'd had a big vibration noise caused by the exhaust bracket vibrating against the engine bash plate (horrible noise).
Whilst the silencer was off - I took to the bracket with a lump hammer and created greater clearance (there is already a small relief formed into it).
Seems to have done the trick - my bit of intake pipe rubber cable tied to the bashplate can be ditched 8)
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