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Flexible section of exhaust on fiesta ztec

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by northernchappy, 26 Dec 2020.

  1. northernchappy

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    I have ben told by a garage (croxdales) that the exhaust section from manifold to the cat is blowing and needs replacing at £600 plus fitting.
    I've been told that a specialist exhaust place could fix it for about £100. A place in Shiremoor, 20 miles from me the exhaust doctor, or a place in Darlington. 30 odd miles away
    Would kwikfit or another garage be a better option?
     
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    That sounds one hell of a price for a short length of pipe......manifold to the cat, I think?
    I’d check out what you need from a motor factor - maybe a Klarius one - and then find an independant garage to fit it ( Not Kwik Fit).
    A genuine Ford item will be pricey, but surely not that pricey!
    As far as I know its only two bolts on each end of the flexy pipe.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks john, I could take it to a local independent.
     
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    Forgot to mention the guy at Croxdale garage said its one unit.. manifold flexipipe and cat. I thought at the time he's pulling my leg
     
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    If you let people know year of car. engine size and fuel it makes it easier to give advice.
     
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    Yes andy, i reckon thats it. Its a 59 plate 1.25 zetec petrol. Could i just get the flexible part replaced?
     
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    Try a scrap yard also, they may have a rear ended ford in that has a good one on.
     
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    Im sick to death with the car and scrapyards. I d rather just get someone to fix the flexible part if poss,
     
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    Is it just the flexible bit itself, you can get universal ones to weld on providing the rest of the exhaust is good, £25 from Derek Wards in Bishop. Don't know what it is to weld, but I do it myself anyway, damn site cheaper than replacing. Someone ran into the car a few weeks and wrote it of, so at least I hadn't wasted too much money!!
     
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    Im hoping i can get the same done
     
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