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Post by stevesubscription on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:47 pm

Hello!

Having read a few weeks back, Woodies post - (Dodo) - I thought I would try and revive, if possible some activity on the site. I am going to be travelling and sleeping a lot in my Hijet this coming spring and summer - so a lot to be getting on with and ultimately posting about. Firstly MOT and all is coming up... first fix is the catalytic converter.

If anyone has advice about which one to purchase for my 2001 1.3 hijet, do let me know. Also fitting, although I am sure after reading Raggy's "exhausted" post it should be fairly easy. Thanks Raggy!
Is this the kind of bambino I would be wanting to get. Not sure if I should risk it, looks like a drawing to me...
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Going to post in another section with my camper conversion progress, dixie horns, radio fitting attempt. Plus many more after the break.

Thanks,
Steve
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Re: Young Blood

Post by Woodie on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 pm

First of all Steve welcome to the Asylum. Another Haggis Haggler I see. You'll never beat Logi for bargains, but if you have a quarter of his sense of humour you will fit in just nicely.

Your first job is to remove the rusty heat shield that isn't really needed and see what kind of condition the actual Cat is in. I expect it will be fine. Have you got a friend who has a Mig Welder or a garage you can trust. From your pictures it looks like you have a hole just behind the exhaust Flange. Easy enough to repair, preferably with the exhaust dropped down. Piece of cake to remove. Just the two 14mm bolts with the tension springs. Try slackening off both bolts cold. If they present too much resistance then take the van for a drive and then hopefully you will be able to get the bolts loosened.
Next WD4O on the metal brackets in the rubber mounts. Using a square shanked screwdriver lever the 5 rubber mounts almost off.

Depending on your situation - taking the van to a pre-arranged garage make sure you refit the rubber mounts properly and re-tighten the 2 14mm manifold bolts.
If you have someone coming to you remove the whole exhaust and give it a good inspection. I expect the Cat will be in good condition. They don't very often rust right through.
The silencer is a different matter. But depends how good your Welder is. I have rarely found one that I can't weld up.
Failing all that you can buy a brand new system from Neil Farrier at Regis Exhausts on
07906 860717. Tell him that Woody put you onto him and that you are a new member on the Forum.

Hope that helps you out. If you need more info or Used Spare Parts then let me know on here or at :
thehijetmaniow@gmail.com
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Post by Woodie on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:49 pm

First of all Steve welcome to the Asylum. Another Haggis Haggler I see. You'll never beat Logi for bargains, but if you have a quarter of his sense of humour you will fit in just nicely.

Your first job is to remove the rusty heat shield that isn't really needed and see what kind of condition the actual Cat is in. I expect it will be fine.  Have you got a friend who has a Mig Welder or a garage you can trust. From your pictures it looks like you have a hole just behind the exhaust Flange. Easy enough to repair, preferably with the exhaust dropped down. Piece of cake to remove. Just the two 14mm bolts with the tension springs. Try slackening off both bolts cold. If they present too much resistance then take the van for a drive and then hopefully you will be able to get the bolts loosened.
Next WD4O on the metal brackets in the rubber mounts. Using a square shanked screwdriver lever the 5 rubber mounts almost off.

Depending on your situation - taking the van to a pre-arranged garage make sure you refit the rubber mounts properly and re-tighten the 2 14mm manifold bolts.
If you have someone coming to you remove the whole exhaust and give it a good inspection. I expect the Cat will be in good condition. They don't very often rust right through.
The silencer is a different matter. But depends how good your Welder is. I have rarely found one that I can't weld up.
Failing all that you can buy a brand new system from Neil Farrier at Regis Exhausts on
07906 860717. Tell him that Woody put you onto him and that you are a new member on the Forum.

Hope that helps you out. If you need more info or Used Spare Parts then let me know on here or at :
thehijetmaniow@gmail.com
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Post by Raggy on Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:15 am

Welcome to the mad house, as you hav sen Weooi technical forum skills at posting are....improving but his hijet knowl3dge I second to none. I agree with his comment about Regis exhausts though, I had excellent service from him. Look forward to you further posts then we can assess your IT skills on posing pictures. Bet check the whole system as I found out they can develop holes when least expected.
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Post by Logi on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:49 pm

Hello there Smile
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Post by oldie on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 pm

Hi Very Happy .

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Post by scotia on Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:38 am

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Post by stevesubscription on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:24 pm

Sorry for the slow response - this week I spent all my time attending to another form of 'cat'. The four legged, feline variety! Things tend to happen in twos.

Firstly, Thanks Woodie! - Having followed your instructions I took off my exhaust silencer, and low and behold several holes although surprisingly none where you had first mentioned. I'm going to get in touch with Neil about a new one, I think probably best considering time until M.O.T plus the cost of getting it welded up and the state it is in.

In regards to the Cat(alytic converter) - seems promising, so maybe i'll maybe just repair the cover sometime this week, if possible.

I had planned to attach a few pictures tonight - but I can't find my USB SD Card reader - so for the time being you'll all have to imagine what a rusty, holey exhaust pipe looks like... (not hard I'm sure)


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Re: Young Blood

Post by Woodie on Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:06 pm




Don't bother about the Cat heat shield. You have the full length one directly above the exhaust system protecting the brake cables, fuel pipe and filter and the brake pipes run down the inside of the offside chassis rail above the petrol tank so no worries there with either issues - unless your large heat shield isn't as good as mine.
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