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    Rusty Tailpipe!

    Apart from the reference in the profanisaurus!

    anybody had any bother with rust on the exhaust pipes. My sportback 3.2 sline is coming up to a year old and has a clear case of rusty barnacles on the twin pipes. Audi CS say it is not covered in the guarantee.

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

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    Apart from the reference in the profanisaurus!

    anybody had any bother with rust on the exhaust pipes. My sportback 3.2 sline is coming up to a year old and has a clear case of rusty barnacles on the twin pipes. Audi CS say it is not covered in the guarantee.

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    How the hell can they say rust on one year old pipes doesn't come under the warranty ?
    What mileage have you done ?
    Sounds like you got a phone operator who merely looked on a card,saw "exhaust not covered" and left it at that.

    By law,everything you buy must last a reasonable time for reasonable use.

    I think you need to have a chat with your local dealer warranty manager.

    You'll probably find him a damned sight more understanding than some twerp at the end of a phone.

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

    agreed its not good! My pipes (!!) are nice and clean [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

    must admit, mine were looking a bit pish after a couple of months of neglect.

    Howerver, Meguiars metal polish to the rescue!!!

    Barnacles removed and a marked improvement. When I can sit on the ground without getting farmers I'll have another crack at it.

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

    I'm assuming the tailpipes are coated/plated and are certainly a part of the cosmetic look of the car ?

    Like alloys ?

    I wouldn't accept alloys that rot in under a year,so I wouldn't expect a cosmetic part of the exhuast to either.

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

    mine are after-market stainless jobs, welded on to the original diesel pipes.

    Seem to remember that diesel fumes are more corrosive than petrol?

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

    Exhaust is wear and tear.

    Try some Autosol on them, should bling them up nicely [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

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    Do you work for Audi customer services ? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    If you accept that,that's your lookout but things are rarely as 'black and white' as that and,in this case,I'd be very surprised if a warranty manager didn't agree that rust on a cosmetic part of a 1 year old exhaust is wrong.

    I once had a Primera ( I know... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]) that came with a black painted back box.

    The paint started flaking off after a few months,making the rear of the car look untidy.

    No problems with the dealer,it shouldn't have happened,so they replaced it no problem at all.

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    Re: Rusty Tailpipe!

    Before this gets out of hand - there's rust and there's rust.. Any chance of a Picture of the Item please before i pass judgement on it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

 

 

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