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Flexible joint repair

Hey guys. I didn't slow down enough for a particularly aggressive speed bump and caught the bottom of my cat and scraped some of the fleximesh off. I can't afford to replace it at the moment, cheapest I've found is 177 on eBay. I can't fit a new flexijoint as there isn't room to weld or clamp it. It's using more fuel and sounds like s but racer car. I just need to patch it for a few months, is there any way with putty, tape etc?
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There is not a lot you can do as a bandage will crack and same with gum gum.

But what you could try is get a wet type exhaust bandage apply it nice and tight then wrap it tight with exhaust insulation wrap. (the wrap normally used on manifolds about 5 for 5m) and then jubilee clip it both ends and in the middle.

That way it should hold the bandage in place and not fall away. It should work and last a couple of months of normal driving until you get it fixed .

When you do get it fixed just get a replacement flexi pipe which will cost about 15-20 and get s exhaust fitters to whack it on

All spares parts for 156 and 147 being sold that i will not be using (cheap) nothing too small ask what you want , willing to post world wide Phone 07922123242 Ask for Neil and say Mark said to phone .

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