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Post by singledad on Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:31 am

well its mot tuesday just replaced one good tyre as it had a cut in sidewall only to get home yesterday to find a nail right in the edge of another one and its slowly going down,,and to top it all bloody petrol tank showing signs of a little leak again!!!

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:06 pm

Hope you sneak it through so you can do the jobs without having to rush.
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Post by singledad on Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:10 pm

fingers crossed ive stopped the leak just see what else they find as its first mot ive put it through but no advisorys last year

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Post by singledad on Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:40 pm

failed on exhuarst, so the search is on

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:02 pm

what year is it?

engine size is it?

pickup or van?
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Post by PFM on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:46 pm

singledad wrote:failed on exhuarst, so the search is on
That's not too bad - at least you didn't have a major list of fail points! You should be well sorted for under £100.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:50 pm

Depends which exhaust it is!
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Re: mot tuesday!

Post by singledad on Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:48 pm

99 t reg 1.3 mpv

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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:04 pm

What did the exhaust fail on? Leak?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Not the worst one to own!!

For yours they are about £110 new for cat back. Go on ebay
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Post by singledad on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:25 pm

failed on lots of leaks lol,emisions a bit high because of it,
yes love wee betty shes being slowly converted to camper,should get cheaper insurence then.

thx highlyjetted will look tomoz got a friend in trade going to let me know best price he can do

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:41 pm

Non of the motor factor chains I've tried can come anywhere close to the ebay prices.

Most were quoting about £250 for the cat back system!!!!!

Post back if you find anything good (or bad!)
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Post by singledad on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:15 pm

just had quote for rear box fitted £180 plus vat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by waz on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:30 pm

singledad wrote:just had quote for rear box fitted £180 plus vat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got a back box for £95 of ebay, and the local exhaust center fitted it for £35.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Yeah, then the next thing is if the guys that quoted you that price - if they order it in - is it even the right component Laughing 

Some of the ebay sellers are on the ball with hijet exhausts.
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Post by singledad on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:59 pm

just got another quote for cat and rear box £390 ouchhh,
running out of time for the free retest

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Post by singledad on Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:47 am

well the welder has been put to use so the exhaust is welded up now to put it back on and try to get the retest done today!

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Re: mot tuesday!

Post by singledad on Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:23 pm

passed today, no advisorys happy chappie

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Re: mot tuesday!

Post by waz on Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:52 pm

singledad wrote:passed today, no advisorys happy chappie
Thats a result for you then.Very Happy Very Happy 
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Re: mot tuesday!

Post by Logi on Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:05 pm

cheers 
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Re: mot tuesday!

Post by singledad on Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:47 pm

now the bloody petrol tank leaking again!! still it lasted for the mot

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Re: mot tuesday!

Post by eddie0303 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:23 am

The joy of owning an older vehicle Very Happy . Was not aware the exhausts were so expensive , will be treating mine with some rust prohibitor now that I know , cant remember the name of it but it burns off the rust and leaves a high temperature resistant coating on the surface , brill stuff .


Cheers all

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Re: mot tuesday!

Post by waz on Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:19 pm

eddie0303 wrote:The joy of owning an older vehicle Very Happy . Was not aware the exhausts were so expensive , will be treating mine with some rust prohibitor now that I know , cant remember the name of it but it burns off the rust and leaves a high temperature resistant coating on the surface , brill stuff .


Cheers all

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Share the name of it when you remember what it is called.

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Post by eddie0303 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:58 pm

Found it , its called Aquasteel , and its available off Ebay , its quite expensive but well worth the money . As I said you clean off excess rust then apply the Aquasteel . leave it to dry or till it has turned black . really bad areas of rust may need two coats . once dried it leaves a plastic coating on the area you have treated and it lasts for ages before rust again strikes .

Best of luck

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:15 pm

eddie0303 wrote:Found it , its called Aquasteel , and its available off Ebay , its quite expensive but well worth the money . As I said you clean off excess rust then apply the Aquasteel . leave it to dry or till it has turned black . really bad areas of rust may need two coats . once dried it leaves a plastic coating on the area you have treated and it lasts for ages before rust again strikes .
Nice idea but exhausts rot from the inside out due to the water content of the exhaust gases.
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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:08 pm

As a rule of thumb you burn roughly a gallon of water for every gallon of petrol I seem to

 remember being told due to the moisture content in the burnt air.

Also using your vehicle every day will help an exhaust system last a lot longer because of

burning off the condensation that forms in the silencer as it cools down.

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Post by eddie0303 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:19 pm

I agree with what you say but it does sometimes happen that the exhaust suffers from external rot, especially when you live in a salty environment as I do on the coast , also u bolts , hangers etc can be protected by the prevention rather than cure option . The stuff I mentioned is also great for protecting fuel tanks and brake pipes etc , and has saved me a lot of money over the years .
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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:23 pm

Does it stop Copper Brake Pipes from rusting too Eddie ?lol!

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Post by eddie0303 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:07 pm

Cant afford them mate , I have to settle for the cheap steel ones Very Happy 

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:18 pm

woody wrote:As a rule of thumb you burn roughly a gallon of water for every gallon of petrol I seem to

 remember being told due to the moisture content in the burnt air.

It just the reaction, of burning any hydrocarbon fuel innit!

Hydrocarbon + oxygen = CO2 + Water

Plus all the other little nasty by products like sulphur, and other crap from the additives - all make a highly corrosive super fluid that spanks its way though the steel exhaust system, starting with the bottoms of the silencers more often then not, or on the welds of the pipes to flanges or hanging brackets.

Wanna beat it? Go stainless.
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