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Rear exhaust clamps S3

1animal1 Sep 24, 2010

  1. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    Noticed this morning a weird rattle from the back box, i thought maybe a rubber had perished. Upon closer inspection it appears that the two clamps holding the rear box to the main pipe are totally corroded, as in absolutely knackered and corroded to virtually nothing.......

    Was wondering if anyone else had this, im gonna try Euro in the morning as i really want to avoid U clamps from the local exhaust place, they are far from OEM and i dont really trust the nature of the clamp in that it loooks like it crushes the pipe

    any suggestions would be welcome....oh and does anyone know what diameter im likely to need? i think without looking its a sleeve that connects the two pieces of exhaust
     
  2. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Its a sleave with two clamps over it.
    Is it a standard exhaust or after market?
    Mine is miltek and mine did the same... because the exhaust has a life time warrenty i simple emailed them and they sent me 2 out,
     
  3. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    If its standard euro car parts should have them.
    A mate of mine works at the sheffield branch but not sure if he is working today or i would get him to check.
     
  4. thegoal007

    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    That may be another one of those common problems ? Happenned to me too.
     
  5. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Common problem for due to age of the car? I mean oldest S3's are pushing 11 years old now - I should know, I own one! - means I better check mine out!
     
  6. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Did you find out what size it was???
     
  7. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    sorry, not been on all weekend.....Paul it's standard mate

    i went to Euro parts in the end, took the old sleeve off and took down to size some other clamps up.... as they didnt have the required item in stock in the UK

    ended up with what i think was an A3 item which was roughly 2 inch longer (sleeve) for £12....this wouldnt fit without removing the back box so i just took the two clamps off it and refitted to the old sleeve

    cheers for ya help chaps :)
     
  8. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    On another note.....as i have effectively had a leak before the rear box for some time (judging by the state of the removed clamps)...will this have affected my performance in any way due to lack of back pressure? i'd guess something marginal - just out of curiousity
     
  9. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I may be wrong but i think turbo cars arent that bothered for back preasure...So not much of a diffrence
     
  10. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    didnt think i could feel anything :)
     

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