Hole in Exhaust Flexi pipe
While Kwik Fit were fitting some new tyres this afternoon to my 147 (2006, 1.9 JTDm) they found a hole in the flexi pipe in the exhaust. They said the flexi pipe alone could not be replaced and I'd need to replace the exhaust pipe(?), which would cost £196 for the part and the fitting.
The hole is towards the middle and top of the flexi pipe so I can't see how big it is, but you can feel air coming out when the engine is running. There does not seem to be much difference in terms of fuel economy or power.
Does anyone know if the hole can be repaired or even filled in? Is it worth doing this or should I just bite the bullet and pay for the replacement?
Are Kwik fit correct in saying that the flexi pipe cannot simply be removed and replaced?
Thanks in advance for your advice.