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    Rough cost for an exhaust section?

    I think it's ben mentioned to me before but I only noticed the effect today ... but the exhaust has been made so that at full extension of the rear suspension, the sway-bar pushes down on the top of the exhaust. One of the hangers is pretty torn as a result, as it supports the weight of the diff (and probably does so when you drive over a decent bump). Even my inexperienced eye can see how it could've been made to avoid this problem, and also have the exhaust tucked closer to the underside of the car & avoid some of the scrapes I'm getting.

    There's a flange maybe 30cm in front of the rear axle, so replacement of the rear section could be done without replacing the whole system. There's one muffler involved, it's a 3" mild steel pipe, maybe 1.5m of pipe & about 10 separate sections/bends would be needed (according to my count - unless they get a mandrill to bend some pipe rather than welding a bunch of different piece together).

    What approximate sort of money would something like this cost?
    Should I just throw some money at Dale to fix it, is that still Castle Hill Exhausts' thing?
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    I'd say Castle Hill Exhaust would sort it no problems. This is the Ovlov yeah ?

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    get your wife to call an exhaust shop when she's next back home? otherwise a fellow PF member without agoraphobia should be able to help you.

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    She's home Wednesday ... could be worth a try, ta for the very helpful & useful help in identifying which exhaust shops are & aren't shit given that the place that did the original exhaust apparently is.

    Potsy, yeah, 'tis the Volvo. Would be good if it were possible to enter/exit our driveway without scrapeage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crack View Post
    get your wife to call an exhaust shop when she's next back home?
    So I summoned up the courage to ask her to do this for me ... the generic answer on the basis of my question is "how long is a piece of string".

    In my case it's a few hundred bucks, but that's because the rear muffler is still fine & will be re-used, so it's basically just a metre's worth of pipe winding in all directions. They needed to look at it to know what was involved though.

    /story


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    Hertz in Castle Hill is about a 100m walk from CHE ... and has a Rustang GT for $200/day ... hmmm, this could increase the cost of that exhaust ...

    /storyaddendum
    Last edited by Captiva Fan; 04-10-17 at 01:30 PM.
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