Hi all, long time reader dont post much so would appreciate any help.
Recently took my car to a friend of a friends garage for a service. Nice bloke been doing the car for a few years and never been a problem hes always honest and has your wallet in mind before doing work which isnt needed.
I dropped the car off he give me a call alittle later explaining that a rubber pipe on my exhaust has split after the manifold and to replace would cost approx 80quid. I agreed to get work done as he explained it would be an MOT failure, so no probs. He called me back explaining that hes done a few of these on vectras and my exhaust setup is different to what hes seen (great!). He explained the part he ordered is a metal pipe into rubber pipe then back to metal with a connection to go on before the cat (manifold end). Hes taken mine off and there isnt a joint infact the cat is part of the pipe!
He called the parts place and they quoted him 280quid which he said is expensive! He was honest and said if I shop around and look on the net I might find it cheaper and he appreciates that I would buy the cheaper and he would do the work when the MOT comes up for me.
I dont actually know what the part is called and dont want to sound stupid when I call about. Does anybody know the name of the part which I am searching for and has anybody come across this before (vauxhall using different exhaust system setups on the same models)?
Thanks guys and gals