Been having some problems with the exhaust on my astra. At the weekend i finally got round to changing my cracked manifold and after much buggering about it all went on, done and dusted i thought. But no, unfortually whilst i'd been moving the system around getting it in the right place etc, the flexi pipe on the downpipe had managed to come away at one end.
So got some exhaust wrap and gun gum sealant and went over it with that. Seemed to work, no leaking, great i thought. However it didn't last long and sure enough when i jumped in the car last night it was leaking badly.
Now i'm taking the car to my mechnanic friend later to see if he can fix the problem. If not i'm gonna need a new exhaust, and becuase mine is the X18XE1 engine it means it has a very small manifold and huge downpipe and center section so gonna need to replace it all (bar the manifold) including the back box.
I've found a full system for sale on www.tuning.com from Sportex for a very good price, but what i want to know is whats going to be involved in fitting it? The system on mine looks completly different to any i've encountered before. How do i know that the Sportex system will fit?
Sorry for the essay, but hopefully someone will be able to help me on this one.