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Exhaust sleeve?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by audi_a3_turbo, Nov 19, 2009.

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    thought I had a hole in my exhaust so I took it to rapid fit. They told me that the connector sleeve is f**ked but they dont stock them. Do you know anywhere that I can but one from? has anyone else had this problem?
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    Audi? Apparently the flex-hose in/on my exhaust has loosened so there's a tick when I'm on boost. The garage I took it to said only Audi did replacements, otherwise I'd have to replace most of the exhaust.
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    yeah because I was told by kwick fit that it was going to cost me £591 for a new exhaust!!! So i took it to rapid fit who said it was a sleeve i needed. Do you know how much audi charge for this?
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    I can't imagine it's that expensive. Its a rolled sleeve, don't forget the clamps and the bolts too. I also see no reason why they couldn't just sleeve it with some generic pipe and some clamps.. Muppets

    The flexi is part of the downpipe so replacement means welding in, a flexi is around £20 to buy and whatever they charge to cut and weld it in
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    No, haven't found the time (or really remembered) to find out. I'm tempted to leave it until next year when I uprate the exhaust and intake, and just put up with it until then. Apparently it's a real b*****d to get access to and replace too.
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    okay thanks. Will this hole be effecting my performance?
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    Mine didn't show anything in VAGCOM, but yours might be different. I never take my car far past 3k revs now though, just to avoid the stupid tick, so it affects performance in that way.
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    TBH you could remove the exhaust and VAGcom would have no idea it was missing.

    A blowing exhaust can affect performance as a car is tuned to have a certain amout of back pressure to help in the driveability/torque
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