October 10, 2010, 9:25 pm
[quote name='r0b3r7' date='10 October 2010 - 09:31 PM' timestamp='1286742095' post='100551']
I took delivery of this car in 30th July, with a 1yr warranty. It appears that the front pipe is blowing a bit. I've checked my warranty (it's with Scotsure) but exhausts are exempt... Do I have any comeback so to speak to get the dealer to repair, I've had the car less than 3 months, and from what I've read on here, the front pipe is quite expensive to replace
i would very much doubt that you have a come back on this, especially as it is a wear and tear item. unless you could prove that the exhaust was damaged by something being faulty that is covered in the warranty - lets say an engine mount i think you might need to pick the bill up
the front pipe and gaskets, will cost you just short of £100 for aftermarket replacements or nearly 300 IIRC for genuine ford plus an hour or two labour. i also need to do this job on my car, but at 9 years old and nearly 100k on the clock its not as big an issue for me but never the less still an expense.
oh, where exactly is the front pipe leaking? from the flexi?
i cant remember what the focus pipe looks like but it is possible on some exhausts just to replace the flexi section by cutting it out and welding/clamping a new one in place.