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Warning Cloverleaf front exhaust box

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Looking at my profile I appear to have had two years off (time flys when you're having fun!).
The front box on my QV has rotted away (almost overnight) , no problem to get a replacement thought I, I was wrong. It's the bolt on/flange type fitting as opposed to the (I assume later) sleeve on type, and sits just behind the cat. I have found one online for 80 - is that reasonable?
I am starting to think a cardboard tube and some jubilee clips might be the best way forward
Any thoughts, suggestions, opinions gratefully received

This one goes up to eleven....thats ONE louder.
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Re: Cloverleaf front exhaust box

I guess you're talking about the third one down on this page? One thing's for's from Jamie Porter so you can be sure the quality will be up to standard

As the bolt on types are quite rare then you're probably going to be limited to Alfa specialists to supply that part (I would avoid Kwik Fit type places like the plague). It would also be worth giving EB Spares a call because they supply a lot of Alfa parts at discounted prices. Have your VIN number to hand when you call though as they nearly always ask for it to ensure correct part pricing quotes.
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Re: Cloverleaf front exhaust box

I fitted a new system onto my 2.0 Cloverleaf last month, the system comprised of:

A downpipe from the manifold which goes into the cat (flange), from the cat it went to the complete rear section which slides onto the rear of the cat (Sleeve i believe)..

It sounds like its the same as mine..

What you could do is slide the rear section over the rear of the cat pipe, use exhaust putty/assembly paste then put an exhaust clamp around this (i believe this is the proper way to do it apart from welding).
So as long as the rear of the cat is long enough to slide inside the rear section you shouldnt have any problems..

Now with mine i did the above but the rear of the cat only slid in the rear exhaust section only by about 1" and that wasent enough to get the exhaust clamp around and create a proper seal, so I took it to a garage and got the two sections/joints welded together, only cost about 15. At least I know its done properly and will not come apart now!
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