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poorman'sA8 25th November 2019 08:00 PM

s8 d3 flexi pipes replace
 
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hi is anyone had these flexi pipes replaced before?
there is two sets of these and the one closer to engine (next to cat converters)
are blown in my car(one actually) Im looking to replace them both soon and wonder if anyone had these replaced and is there any probs replacing them.
thanks in advance

IT D3 25th November 2019 09:37 PM

yes, I've just had both of mine done recently at a local exhaust specialist. Mine started to blow and make a noise. It's quite common for these to go with age.

The old ones were cut out and new ones welded in. Cost me approx 220 all in.

Also, if one is blowing/ damaged I would replace both at the same time this will save you money in the long run.

steamship 25th November 2019 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by poorman'sA8 (Post 153910)
hi is anyone had these flexi pipes replaced before?
there is two sets of these and the one closer to engine (next to cat converters)
are blown in my car(one actually) Im looking to replace them both soon and wonder if anyone had these replaced and is there any probs replacing them.
thanks in advance

Going by the black soot, quite surprised I never heard it (though I usually stood at the back when starting it).

BTW You need to add ACC to your signature ;)

EDIT: Just a little addition. About two hours after posting this message I remembered that the car only went through it's MOT at the start of August. Very strange that it wasn't picked up at the MOT.

homer simpson 26th November 2019 11:17 AM

Yes, find a garage that can cut it out and weld a new one in. I've just had one of mine done. Changing the exhaust is engine out I believe!

poorman'sA8 26th November 2019 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by steamship (Post 153914)
Going by the black soot, quite surprised I never heard it (though I usually stood at the back when starting it).

BTW You need to add ACC to your signature ;)

EDIT: Just a little addition. About two hours after posting this message I remembered that the car only went through it's MOT at the start of August. Very strange that it wasn't picked up at the MOT.

To be honest I think I've remember when it start blowing I was about 40 miles from Dublin, didn't heard anything before...car suddenly sounded a bit louder... definitely it wasn't blowing when I first saw the car... I'll get it replaced soon along with good service and she'll be ready to hit the road 😊😊😊

Kazs8 11th February 2021 12:25 AM

One of mine has started blowing, anyone know what size the flexi is ?
Seen few universal ones on eBay


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