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    Default My tail came off!!!!

    Was travelling this morning to work... and all of a sudden I could hear a knocking/scrapping noise from the rear thought it must be someone working close by then after a minute turned the radio down and it just stopped!!!!! Though flip thats a bit strange the car did'nt sound any different noticed she was a little more responsive (maybe not!!) parked up looked underneath and guess what... my back box has no tail!!!!!

    Thinking of going to kwickfit to get one done....

    Probably replace the whole back box... it looks like its on its way out.....

    Car is a LS 1.8........ hope it will be around the £100 mark....

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    Cant you buy one from ebay and fit it yourself, backbox isnt hard to do, there is a seller called backboxes on ebay and he is very helpfull, yours should cost about £60 delivered

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    Yeah was thinking of flee-bay... but I'd prefer the 3 year guarantee you get. I don't think kwick-fit charge for fitting either (might be totally wrong on this one)......

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    kwick fit - charge is "built into" the price of the exhaust ....no one works for free

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    You generaly only get an extended 2-3yr waranty when a complete system is fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie-B View Post
    Yeah was thinking of flee-bay... but I'd prefer the 3 year guarantee you get. I don't think kwick-fit charge for fitting either (might be totally wrong on this one)......
    Kwik-Fit "mechanics" (heh, heh!) are likely to give your exhaust system such a hammering that the catalyst fails soon afterwards though. (Happened to me - never been back).

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    Looks like kwick-fit is getting a no then....

    What would members suggest..... and what price should I pay.... don't want to get a new system put in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    kwick fit - charge is "built into" the price of the exhaust ....no one works for free
    say that again lol

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    Got quoted £138 for the part from VX

    Kwick-fit wants £115.....

    Saw the part on flee-bay for £49.99 + delivery.....

    Gonna have a look at the haynes manual tonight and have a go myself.... should'nt be that hard....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie-B View Post
    Got quoted £138 for the part from VX

    Kwick-fit wants £115.....

    Saw the part on flee-bay for £49.99 + delivery.....

    Gonna have a look at the haynes manual tonight and have a go myself.... should'nt be that hard....
    its very simple m8 take it of the backbox rubbers then loosen of the clamp and twist while pulling the old one off and reverse to fit the new one

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