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Old 26-01-2004   #1
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Replacement Mk2 8v Exhaust

This morning I was minding my own business, giving my brother a lift to the airport. Went round a corner and there was this loud banging. I stopped pretty quick and he got out to see my exhaust dragging on the ground. I moved forward and the exhaust stayed on the ground. It came off from the silencer back, no pipe sticking out from the silencer...

Earlier today I popped down th Kwik-fit for the geezer to take a look. He said it needed the whole lot replacing. 214 all in all. I wasn't sure so left it for now. My fiat dealer (Wilson Purves, Crawley - actually pretty decent guys), are going to take a look tomorrow, call me with a quote. So I ask the advice of the forum. Has anyone replaced a standard Mk2 Punto (ELX 1242cc 8v) exhaust? I don't need a sports exhuast etc, but if they're cheaper then perhaps. Do they need to change the whole lot from the downpipes back? How long have your exhausts lasted? My Punto has recently passed 50k, seeing that I do plently of miles, but they're not on the motorway (mainly cross country lanes).

I'm away on business for the rest of the week, and I'm having a hire car from the company for that, so it's not urgent. Got to see what the dealer will quote...

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Old 28-01-2004   #2
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Update:

Well, Wilson Purves Fiat looked at my Punto and said they only needed to replace the back box silencer section. The price they quoted was roughly the same as that of the more expensive part from Kwik Fit (I'd expect a silencer to cost more than some bended piping), so I told them to get on and do it. I'm away on business at the moment, but less than two hours later I had call to say it was all done. Great service so far - and they're keeping my car safer than it would have been...

So if the back of your exhaust falls off, don't believe the hype from Kwick Fit etc about a whole new one - Fiat dealers can replace the back only, and do it for roughly the same price.

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don't believe the hype from kwik-fit EVER!

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Hi Guy's

Thats happened to me in November I paid 246.76 (inc VAT) it was 125.00 for the Centre Box and 85.00 for the rear box. Its bloody expensive.. i was told to watch the Catalytic as it runs from the exhaust manifold.. and is a dealer part only, the guy estimated as much as 400 for it. I only have one other problem and this happens on my 5dr punto.. basically if i have any passengers i can hear the rear box touching. I had the garage on two occassions put the rear box back in its gromits.

As for sports exhausts im not to sure on their build quality.. some are better than others.

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I dont understand why you think getting just a back box for the same price of a whole system is a good deal, i would expect to pay no more than about 30 for a standard back box.

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back box on my sporting mk2 was 70 had to shop round for cheap price. the back box also has a good sized section of pipe on it swell about 2-3feet worth as it bends over the axel.

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128-89 full exhaust from north eastern tyres.in feb this year 2yr warrenty.

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