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    Default Quick one for any MOT testers on site.

    MOT due in February so getting car all ready for its big day. While doing an oil service yesterday I noticed the hangers on my exhaust has rusted off just after the down pipe. That's not really a problem, I can get some new ones welded on. The other problem I'm not too sure about however. The braided metal that covers the flexie has rotted at both ends and so now its just sliding up and down the exhaust. The actual corrugated flexie is fine with no corrosion, so my question is can I just cut the braided cover off as I cant really see what its there for and will it still pass an MOT? I don't really want to replace the whole unit as I'm getting rid of the car early next year and the actual flexie looks fine.

    Cheers for any answers in advance, I wont be able to log on again till after lunch.

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    I'm not an MOT tester but I can tell you as long as the system is secure and doesn't leak it will pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    I'm not an MOT tester but I can tell you as long as the system is secure and doesn't leak it will pass

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    Mine is exactly the same. Both sides selded bars have corroded through and detached. The rubbers are just hanging down with nothing from the exhaust pipe going to them.

    The braid has also detached from each end of the flex section and has moved along the pipe a bit, but the 'bellows' are still intact.

    Passed MOT last time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post

    The braid has also detached from each end of the flex section and has moved along the pipe a bit, but the 'bellows' are still intact.

    Passed MOT last time..
    Exactly the same as mine, nice one Ste, cheers

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    same too

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    Hiu Rushy
    get the hangers replaced,as long as the system is not leaking exhaust gases you will pass mot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnybravo View Post
    Hiu Rushy
    get the hangers replaced,as long as the system is not leaking exhaust gases you will pass mot
    Sounds like a plan mate.

    Cheers everyone.

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    I'm a tester and it will pass with it on, but he will probably advise as to 'part of the exhaust system slightly deteriorated' (I would). Take it off, job done
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    I'm a tester and it will pass with it on, but he will probably advise as to 'part of the exhaust system slightly deteriorated' (I would). Take it off, job done
    i agree

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