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    Exhaust fitting/removal

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    I shall be fitting a New system hopefully on tuesday ( cat back that is )

    Last time I had the system off, I couldn't get the rear section pipe to come apart from the middle pipe tried WD40, and banging it with a hammer but it wouldn't budge

    Does anyone have any tips at all on how to remove is?

    Failing that I'll put an angle grinder down the middle and knock the rest out
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    So nobody has any tips then?

    That is a big surprise really
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    if ur fitting a cat back then youve got no need to remove the rear section from centre pipe

    just spray loads of wd40 on the centre pipe to front pipe u-clamp and sleeve fitting

    it may need a little persuasion with a rubber mallet

    just be careful not to disturb the front pipe and cat etc

    you could always remove the front pipe from the manifold and then seperate the sections off the car

    refit the front pipe then the new parts and fit a nice new u-clamp up front

    job sorted

    also get a new o-ring gauze gasket for the back (not sure if bolts needed as per the new ebay system)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    if ur fitting a cat back then youve got no need to remove the rear section from centre pipe

    just spray loads of wd40 on the centre pipe to front pipe u-clamp and sleeve fitting

    it may need a little persuasion with a rubber mallet

    just be careful not to disturb the front pipe and cat etc

    you could always remove the front pipe from the manifold and then seperate the sections off the car

    refit the front pipe then the new parts and fit a nice new u-clamp up front

    job sorted

    also get a new o-ring gauze gasket for the back (not sure if bolts needed as per the new ebay system)
    Sorry mate I wasn't clear enough

    I've got a Z14XE which has a manicat, I've took the system from the manicat down off, and need to separate the middle section from the rear section, has that sleeve style fitting with the U-bolt, just trying to seperate them two is quite a job, I've doused in in WD40 and going to leave it over night, then lay 6 sh*ts into it tomorrow and hope for the best!
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    have you tried using copper slip on the exhaust joins also you could use a screw driver to open out the join, i had to use a screw driver to open the join between the centre section and the back box on me astra took me a hour to get the back box off

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    All done

    I managed to get it apart using a big flathead screwdriver and a nylon hammer, eventually come apart and its all fitted now
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