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    Default Vectra GSI Exhaust blowing

    Hi all,

    Front pipe of my exhaust has started blowing like a boy racers back box...
    Had a quick look and the flexible joint braiding looks dodgy. Wrapped the joint in some aircraft engine joint foil i had lying around (ahem ) and sounds slightly better. Any other places i should be looking? Definitely sounds like its coming from that area. Phoned local dealers and they want £489 + £80 fitting for a new front pipe!!!!

    Any other options? I searched threads and there was someone saying they got a replacement clamp on joint on e-bay but cant find it.

    Was thinking about using exhaust gum and bandage to cover the area (like a fibreglass bandage). Anyone else bodged it like this?

    Thanks for any help.

    Roddy

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    That's VX stealers for you.

    Take a look at post #7 here http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63932. I know you're a million miles from MIJ but it gives you some idea how much the flexy coupling costs.

    The braided covering is just that, a covering. It's laid over the convoluted/concertina inner flexy pipe but shouldn't cost a lot to replace at a reputable exhaust place.

    HTH

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    Thanks mate. £70 sounds good. Any idea where i could purchase this joint or a part number for it. Did a google but no luck.

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    Ebay mate,you need the diameter of your flex,they are listed as exhaust flex pipes on ebay,mines cost £12.00,you can get weld on or clamp on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steviemac74 View Post
    Ebay mate,you need the diameter of your flex,they are listed as exhaust flex pipes on ebay,mines cost £12.00,you can get weld on or clamp on.

    Here's an example http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Exhaust-Flexi-...18111003r39776

    Get what you need an take it to your local (?) exhaust place (not Kwikcrap).

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    Any idea what diameter the 3.2 Flexi is?

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