Hi guys and gals (?).
I've recently developed an exhaust leak on my 54 SRi CDTi 150 which I had a local Vx dealer investigate whilst in to have alternator, battery and EGR valve renewed (don't get me started). I was told that there was a small hole in the braided flexible pipe in the center section and that I was going to have to buy a new piece, including cat. Cost (not covered under Network Q) £550-£600. Slightly confused as I thought diesels didn't have cats but........
Upon taking the car into the vx dealer from which I bought it (to vent my spleen about said problems) they had a gander and.. said it didn't have a cat..WTF.
I do have a hole and it is in the wider braided section of the center pipe - they are willing to charge me at cost for the part, about £350 +labour.
Question is, does this sound right, can it be done any cheaper and do I have a cat or not?!?! I've seen them advertised on ebay for my model so how come I don't have one!?!?