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    Angry Exhaust help. Why does nothing go right!?!

    Ok so I get home tonight to my shiny new cat-back exhaust. Car up on the ramps in no time and all is going smoothly, too smoothly

    With the WD40 soaked into the bolts I start turning. A few turns in the effing bolt snaps clean in half leaving most of it in the cat end where the middle section bolts on

    So i've got the new system on with only one bolt on the at the front of the middle section, its blowing like mad as I expected so I'm taking it to a garage in the morning.

    Just wondering, has anyone had this before and is it going to be worth getting the garage to try or get a new cat pipe.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Had it before on another car, and it's easily fixed too - just drill out the old snapped bolt and retap the thread.

    Cheaper than getting a new cat

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    yeah drill it out but if u cant get a tapping machine just use a nut and bolt. Make sure the nut is the locking kind with the rubber ring inside it so that it wont come loose with vibrations.
    Thats what i did with mine and it has just passed the MOT no probs.

    Cheaper than taking it 2 a garage anyway
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    God I must be well tired, As if I didn't think of that

    It's been a long day............................................... .............


    Thanks guys!
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    Theres no point using a nyloc nut, as the nylon will probably melt with the heat.

    Use the proper VX bolt (and spring) - as this has a shoulder on it and will tighten up fine with a normal nut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    Use the proper VX bolt (and spring)
    One from the old backbox?
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    yep - the one with the threaded part slightly thinner than the main shank.

    that way you'll not overtighten the spring

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    Super. Will sort it in the morn and get some pics up
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    Ok instead of using the nylon nuts what about a normal nut and bolt with the locking washers instead. The round spikey ones. U know the ones?

    Ofcourse if its not a problem getting a tapping machine then thats def the better option!.
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