Exhaust dilema

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Exhaust dilema

Postby B7ADA » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:04 am

Hi all your valued opinions please .....
the golden lady needs exhaust repair or replacement do I look at stainless system or try to source a new exhaust ( if available) she has 7300 or so miles on from new and I wish to keep as original as possible ?
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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby D366Y » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:50 am

You can still source original size pipes, if you went mild steel you can get a sportex which is pretty common and most people have them, a lot of the V6 guys have Janspeed stainless exhausts which seem easy enough to come by, but being a pinto boy I discovered the struggle of trying to find a stainless kit anywhere - they seem to only be made for early escorts so I'm having one custom made.

Had the manifold done at the end of last year for £450 and powerflow can do the rest for around £300 or so...

Not cheap!

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:35 am

Personally if I owned your car, I would get a nice custom made stainless system to original look and sound.

In my experience Longlife are good https://www.longlife.co.uk/stainless-st ... gK1P_D_BwE

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby pbar » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:51 am

I opted for a standard replacement system when I did mine. Still available (from Klarius), was around £90 for the whole system from manifold to tailpipe, and that included brackets and delivery. Gives a lovely sound too, very happy with it actually.

So if you wish to keep as original as possible as you mention (as I do also), that's the way to go I think.

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:34 pm

As Paul said, standard parts are available (on ebay especially) and the cheapest.

Only thing is cars that aren't used regularly tend to go through exhausts quicker hence my stainless option, but you should still get quite a few years from mildsteel.

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:35 pm

:agree:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby B7ADA » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:27 pm

Ok cheers guys I will probably look into stainless and avoid manufacturers ? Or any links to decent companies appreciated
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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby Arnoldhar » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:10 pm

Have a read, I did a lot of research to get what I wanted

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=51010&p=360724&hilit=Exhaust#p360724

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby B7ADA » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:13 pm

Cheers I will have a read

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby 340truck » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:14 pm

At £90 for a standard system I'd buy 2 (In fact I might and put them in the lockup). Should last you 10 years plus and it is as close to original as you're gonna get.
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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby pbar » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 am

340truck wrote:At £90 for a standard system I'd buy 2 (In fact I might and put them in the lockup). Should last you 10 years plus and it is as close to original as you're gonna get.


Exactly. I really can't understand why people don't just get one, simple and no hassle. Very impressed with mine, great sound for those interested in that sort of thing. And he did mention that he wanted to keep it original too in the first post.

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby B7ADA » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:37 am

New Klarius system ordered via Europarts as they don’t sell direct they did however give me a full list of part numbers one of the most helpful companies I have spoken to in a long time well done klarius my complete exhaust will be delivered for just £94 !! Bargain !! Thanks for all your tips and advice guys ( n gals )

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby pbar » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:05 am

B7ADA wrote:New Klarius system ordered via Europarts as they don’t sell direct they did however give me a full list of part numbers one of the most helpful companies I have spoken to in a long time well done klarius my complete exhaust will be delivered for just £94 !! Bargain !! Thanks for all your tips and advice guys ( n gals )


Magic :)

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby andyd » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:34 am

pbar wrote:
B7ADA wrote:New Klarius system ordered via Europarts as they don’t sell direct they did however give me a full list of part numbers one of the most helpful companies I have spoken to in a long time well done klarius my complete exhaust will be delivered for just £94 !! Bargain !! Thanks for all your tips and advice guys ( n gals )


Magic :)

:agree: :cheers:

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby B7ADA » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:55 pm

Delivery of parts all excited to find one silencer has a dent and one pipe is damaged .... all returned to Europarts for a replacement to be ordered without damage ..... what is wrong with these people so bloody annoying!!!
Yours underwhelmed
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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby andyd » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:06 pm

B7ADA wrote:Delivery of parts all excited to find one silencer has a dent and one pipe is damaged .... all returned to Europarts for a replacement to be ordered without damage ..... what is wrong with these people so bloody annoying!!!
Yours underwhelmed
Anooyed customer

:( :( :(
Probably the courier throwing it around :roll:

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby pbar » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:07 pm

Frustrating isn't it, I've had a lot of parcels arrived with damage, from various places, Amazon seem to be one of the worse, although they are very good at sorting it out. Hoping you get your replacements without fuss.

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby fordperv » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:53 pm

That's a blooming good price right there, it's a shame that one part came damaged, the courier probably used it to play warehouse baseball

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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby B7ADA » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:19 pm

Update Andrew ( technical department at Klarius is more than happy to help) new parts hand picked and wrapped ready for dispatch Europarts can then attempt to deliver without clumsy courier damage let’s see what happens this time !
I know this is only an exhaust but this car deserves to have good quality parts when needed not sub standard parts !
If you think I’m being over picky on an exhaust please tell me I just want it to be right as it deserves!
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Re: Exhaust dilema

Postby andyd » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:26 pm

B7ADA wrote:Update Andrew ( technical department at Klarius is more than happy to help) new parts hand picked and wrapped ready for dispatch Europarts can then attempt to deliver without clumsy courier damage let’s see what happens this time !
I know this is only an exhaust but this car deserves to have good quality parts when needed not sub standard parts !
If you think I’m being over picky on an exhaust please tell me I just want it to be right as it deserves!
Kind regards

:agree: You are buying a new item and it should be such. It wouldn't be on their shelf if damaged, so imo a careless courier.