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    Replace Exhaust

    How easy is it to replace an exhaust ? . is this something i could do myself ?

    I have never done this before but have my Haynes manual and am normaly quite competent in taking things apart and putting them back together

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    Hello mate. Once you get underneath the car you'll see just how easy a job it'll be. How much are you replacing? Back box, centre section, cat?
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    Removing rusty bits can be tricky sometimes

    Fitting shiny new ones is easy.
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    its simply a pipe which is bolted together in sections, and hung on rubber hangers

    so if its a straight swap, the only difficulty you'll have is corroded bolts

    when you re-fit it though, make sure that your joins are air tight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahonski View Post
    Hello mate. Once you get underneath the car you'll see just how easy a job it'll be. How much are you replacing? Back box, centre section, cat?
    Iv been told that i need a new back box but will check the whole thing once im under there. Im hoping not to be any probs with the cat as mine is the manifold cat.

    Whats the best way to deal with corroded bolts ?

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    Whats the best way to deal with corroded bolts ?[/QUOTE]

    spray alot of wd on them, and leave for a few mins, always works for me.

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    defo put loads of wd40 on.
    i would give the bolts a clean with a wire brush if you have one and squirt alot of wd40 on them and leave it for a little while,go back and give it another squirt again then try and remove bolts, not trying too hard or you will snap them

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    If your lazy like me buy new bolts and saw the old ones off !

    If you have ramps its easy as you drive the front on and take it off there wheres its more fiddly

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy- View Post
    If your lazy like me buy new bolts and saw the old ones off !
    how do you then get the sawn off bolts out without a head? sounds a bit of a bad idea to me lol

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