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    Failed the MOT the other day on a couple of things but one thing would be that there was a hole in the back box of the Exhaust, Is this bad for your health as i was reading on the internet something about the exhaust fumes will leak into your car so you should drive with the windows down at all time.

    The main thing i wanted to ask was that i only seem to be getting like 300 miles/360 the best to a full tank of fuel, would this hole affect the MPG and also the all round performance of the car, as i seem to think it is abit sluggish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny1992 View Post
    Failed the MOT the other day on a couple of things but one thing would be that there was a hole in the back box of the Exhaust, Is this bad for your health as i was reading on the internet something about the exhaust fumes will leak into your car so you should drive with the windows down at all time.

    The main thing i wanted to ask was that i only seem to be getting like 300 miles/360 the best to a full tank of fuel, would this hole affect the MPG and also the all round performance of the car, as i seem to think it is abit sluggish.

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    Havin a hole in the back box will not put fumes into the car, unless you also have a hole in the bottom of the car near the hole.
    The back back itself has a hole in it normally!

    The hole may affect performance/MPG depending on where it is and how big it is.

    Either way, its has a hole in it. Get it replaced!

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    I know i need it replaced but just to get it through the MOT i think i may just get it filled in, if it can be filled in. And then when the weather gets better get a whole new exhaust and fit it myself so it will be cheaper.

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    where is the hole - on the silencer or pipe,or the welding around the pipe going into the silencer ? if its not to big ,i could help. i have a mig welder. pm me ( live in S26 AREA )

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    If you cant get access to a welder as cranny27 has suggested, i believe you can still patch them up for mots providing it is a secure repair, i recently patched one with a piece of thin sheet steel, sandwiched some exhaust paste between that and the box, then secured it with a strip of that steel band and fastening (its like an overgrown jubilee clip). Hope this helps
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    Thanks for the responses, and Yes i am quite close cranny as im in brinsworth, but iv got no idea where the hole is, i havent had time to look now he said there is a hole in the back of your exhasut on on the MOT sheet it says exhaust system ( back box) has excessive corrosion or something like that, but im not aware of where the hole actually is.

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    And yes Ed i have heard about this , but With the weather this crap i think i would rather pay somebody to do the work then me try it myself as long as they dont go overboard and try and charge something stupid to fix the hole.

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