Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: My standard 1.8 does not have a standard exhaust!!

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    dualfuel_1.8sxi's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    230
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    My standard 1.8 does not have a standard exhaust!!

    My car is beginning to annoy me a bit now. Not sure if it is different because it is a 2004 MY car or because it is dualfuel, but the latest issue is the back box.

    Got a twin round Irmscher exhaust to go on and finally got around to getting the car up on ramps to prepare to swap it, and guess what? the fittings are different where it clamps on to the centre section.

    Here is link to a pic of the joint where I was expecting to find the usual 2 bolt spring assembly!!

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/agmpcre...g/P1010114.jpg

    Has anyone ever seen this before on a 1.8 Z18XE? It looks like the exhaust will actually go on, but the normal spring clamp appears to be replaced by this one bolt clamp as in the photo.

    Now I have had the car from new, so this is the original OEM exhaust. Weird.
    2003 Astra 1.8 SXi & 2005 Zafira GSi

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Fox's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    833
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Theres two types, flange and sleeve.

    You can get a piece of pipe to convert them though, from vauxhall
    Sold my Astra to buy a house.

    Now drive a 205 GTI 2.0 16v

    Cheap and Chearfull!

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    Windrew's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Golborne, Wigan, United Kingdom
    Posts
    4,637
    Mentioned in
    2 Post(s)
    Quoted
    5 Post(s)
    or lmf i think?
    ARDEN BLUE GSI

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    Ruperts Trooper's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,471
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    The 2-bolt type and the sleeve type were both used dependent on the build factory and the body type. The chassis number is needed as different factories changed at different times for different bodyshell types.

    Third party suppliers of standard exhausts include this data in their catalogues - I'm surprised that suppliers of performance exhausts don't do the same thing.
    Maintains:- Vectra Design 1.9CDTi
    Drives :- Hyundai Santa Fe


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •