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#1 bt_cav

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:44 AM

Hi All,

Looking at my friends Ka (03 1.3 duratech)
Its needing a front pipe which includes the cat and a flexi, So its not going to be the cheapest to replace. I have been having a look around but still not sure the best brand to buy and where from, have always been a fan of Bosal and Walkers exhaust systems in the past.

Any advice would be very much appreciated

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:03 PM

Phoned Kwik Fit for a price, they Quoated 546.05 fully fitted :o :o :o :ph34r:
So I dont think thats going to be happening.

found a Cat on Ebay for 159.83 but only hope its going to be reasonable quality

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:07 PM

Or

If anyone in the central Scotland area with a bit of welding know how ;)

It would be an easy repair as its only the last couple of inches around the flange, As far as I can see a 6" pipe with a flare/flange and another 6" straight section of pipe slightly larger in Diameter and a bit of gas welding is all it needs.

(assuming I get the manifoled nuts off) :P

Would rather place a few crisp notes in someones pocket than get ripped off ;)

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:02 PM

try here buy[artsby.co.uk or .com

excellent products at a great price if ur not sure on the parts just phone them with the reg & tell them what your after & they will give you a price
the postage is cheap as chips

cat £84.00 plus vat central pipe 19.00 + vat
rear box n tal £30.00 + vat
u need to phone for a front pipe

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:39 PM

where in scotland are you located?

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:27 PM

Hey Delboy sounds good, but not sure what the web address is?

Im in Wishaw my pals car is in Westcalder but it drives fine at the moment, have to actually listen for it blowing or give it a good rev.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 08:34 PM

I have had a Proper look at this exhaust, The Flexi ends at the flange so there is no room for a Quick repair.

So I am planning on getting the front pipe / cat from Ebay. Been in touch with a guy who has bought and fitted one and he seems quite happy with it, so fingers crossed :)

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:12 PM

Got the front 'pipe' from Ebay, Came with 8 nuts and washers, 2 nuts, washers and bolts, and also both gaskets. Also got a certificate for the cat. :)

Was wondering where I could get hold of some exhaust studs just in case.

I have asked the guy I bought the Exhaust from so hopping he can supply them too, but any info is always welcome ;)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:53 AM

Got the front 'pipe' from Ebay, Came with 8 nuts and washers, 2 nuts, washers and bolts, and also both gaskets. Also got a certificate for the cat. :)

Was wondering where I could get hold of some exhaust studs just in case.

I have asked the guy I bought the Exhaust from so hopping he can supply them too, but any info is always welcome ;)


do you know what size the studs are and what thread size? ive got a whole load of genuine ford ones to fit a focus so they may well be the same?

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:38 PM

Hey Stef,

Cheers for that but I poped into Ford and ordered some up, will measure them and let you know what size they are.

At the moment I am SO frustrated, Unbolted the front pipe but cant get it down passed the drive shaft or up, so I am thinking I am going to unbolt the coil to give me more room and try bring it up and out.

The problem is there is a heavy bracket still bolted to the front pipe but the 10mm bolt heads are too badly rusted, tried 1 but no joy it rounded also tried 3/8" but No joy.

had the car up on axle stands so the wheel / drive shaft is hanging, its not far away but just not going to get past grrrrrrrrrrrrrr :angry:

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:10 PM

Hey Stef,

Cheers for that but I poped into Ford and ordered some up, will measure them and let you know what size they are.

At the moment I am SO frustrated, Unbolted the front pipe but cant get it down passed the drive shaft or up, so I am thinking I am going to unbolt the coil to give me more room and try bring it up and out.

The problem is there is a heavy bracket still bolted to the front pipe but the 10mm bolt heads are too badly rusted, tried 1 but no joy it rounded also tried 3/8" but No joy.

had the car up on axle stands so the wheel / drive shaft is hanging, its not far away but just not going to get past grrrrrrrrrrrrrr :angry:


are you using a 6 point (hex) or 12 point socket? 12 point type have a habit of rounding heads

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:13 PM

Hey Mate,

no all my sockets are single hex ;)

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:16 PM

Hey Mate,

no all my sockets are single hex ;)


do you have mole grips? you will probably end up shearing the bolt if its only a 10mm head but it will get the bracket off?

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:28 PM

yea I was thinking of that, tried it but it was with the straight jaw welding type but found my proper mole grips there's not a lot of room but I'll give it another go ;)

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:10 PM

Not having any joy, removed coil but no help, going to have to cut through the old cat to get past the drive shaft eye shields at the ready :blink:

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