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    Downpipe/flexi?

    Anybody know if they are the same for a FWD 1.8T and a 1.8T quattro? Mine is burst and need a new one. Also can it come out from the top with the cat still bolted to it?

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    Quattro one is much shorter than a FWD one.

    I'm not sure if you can simply cut the FWD one down to length though.

    i couldnt get mine out the top, or out the bottom, i had to cut the old downpipe in half with a grinder. Might be different with a ramp though.

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    How did you get the new one in?

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    Ah, i was trying to take the cat and downpipe out together, as the bolts that join them were totalled. putting it back together i installed the cat first then the downpipe.

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    Yeah. I remember from when i had the engine out those bolts were sell rusted. Thats why i was hoping it would come out together from above. Did you have to go to audi for the new one?

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    If you remove the full air box you can just about pull the full thing from under the bonnet it's a tight squeeze but just clears past and bends the little heat shield on the drivers chassis leg. If your attempting to do it buy splitting it iirc remove the o/s driveshaft heat shield do a bit more room but it's still a tight space.
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    I got mine from Euro Car parts. It was a bit crappy, but it did the job.

    Thinking about it, it was a FWD one i changed, so maybe the extra length caused my problems. The tail of it hit the floor before i could get the angle right to draw it out.

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    It's £85+ vat for a new one from Audi so might just go with that. Should last another 200k miles then.

 

 

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