September 15, 2011, 8:37 pm
Within the last 18 months I have had a full new exhaust including rear box, centre exhaust, cat, manifold and gasket.
But I am getting noises from it, when I rev the car, I get a sound like stones are inside hitting the inside of the exhaust and when i first start the car up, it sounds funny.
It failed the MOT in June on emissions and needed a new breather pipe/hose.
Any ideas what is the problem?
September 16, 2011, 12:25 pm
the rattling sound is probably something loose inside one of the silencers - it could also be the cat starting to break up.
September 16, 2011, 1:34 pm
Thanks for your reply, what could of caused these problems? The car has been lowered (Before i purchased it) would this be the cause i.e catching/scrapping road bumps or pot holes.
Is this a serious issue i.e staff to drive especially long drives?
Any ideas on cost?
September 16, 2011, 1:42 pm
providing whatever is rattling inside the exhaust doesnt shift and block the gases escaping there shouldnt be any damage done.
are you able to have a look/listen under the car with the engine running - if you can determine where its rattling from might help.
I have had my cat break up before and i left it a few weeks until i could afford a new one - no issues. if the car doesnt feel down on power then i personally wouldnt be panicking
Unburnt petrol is one thing that can break the cat up internally as it makes it overheat, also driving through deep water/puddles (casues the steel to rapidly contract and crushes the honeycomb inside)
what year is your car?
September 16, 2011, 1:59 pm
Ok thanks for your help.
I'm hoping to get it checked out in next couple of weeks, as have other issues with it. As I am travelling up to Lake Districit from Kent.
Didn't want anything to happen whilst travelling up/down to there.
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