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Exhaust flexi-pipe hole!

doolah Jul 11, 2012

  1. doolah

    doolah New Member

    Evening all.

    First post :) with an exhaust problem on my new 07 plate S3 :-(

    Used to have a 2002 BAM S3 and decided to get rid of it when there were severe bottom end issues. Went to a local specialist though, so it's in a good home and has had the engine rebuilt.

    Great excuse to persuade the wife that it was a good idea to buy an 07 plate. Got the keys in the middle of June, and the exhaust sounded a little throaty when I bought it (from a friend), and he did mention that I should look into it and let him know to come to some kind of compromise.

    My brother is a mechanic at Toyota, and had a quick look on Sat lunchtime when he finished.

    The problem is a hole in the front section flexi pipe which he's patched up best he could. This splits into 2 near the sensor, one side has the flexi pipe, the other has the box.

    MOT isn't until February, but I'm wondering what my options are?

    Can I cut out and put a modified pipe in? If so, anyone know if there's standard replacement options out there?
    Do I need a new front section?!
    Do I need to be worried at all?

    My brother suggested that some keen driving and acceleration (once the weather fairs up a considerable bit!) may stretch his patch up job and the hole will eventually reappear and grow worse.

    Any help would be greatly received.

  2. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Site Sponsor Regional Rep Gold Supporter Team Brill Red Audi A3

    i had the flexy go on my A3 had it replaced with a custom made stainless steel flexy

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