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Exhaust for 16V

The lozenge shaped silencer on my lowered '97 2.0 16V has taken a bit of a bashing and needs replacing. I noticed a 'full' Ansa system on Ebay recently at a tempting price and bought it, but now I have a problem.

I should have investigated the parts catalogue first, as there are two systems listed for my car (even after specifying precise chassis number). My original is all of a piece from just behind the cat, where it joins with a 'U' type clamp. the Ansa works with the other system, where it joins behind the first silencer with a flange.

Checking through the parts CD, it appears I'd have to replace the front silencer, cat and front pipe to get the Ansa system to fit; the only common parts are the header and some of the bracketry.

These aren't parts you usually see advertised, so does anyone know of a way to join the two systems (that is, withot recourse to a custom pipe maker).
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Re: Exhaust for 16V

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Re: Exhaust for 16V

Hmm , I don't see an easy answer , I imagine your vendor doesn't have "your" type , so you can swap ?
Have you funds to buy the correct system for your car , & resell the other on the bay ?
I'd sure be getting the correct type , no point making it even more of a tough job to do !!
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Re: Exhaust for 16V

Cut both systems at a convenient place.

Get a short piece of pipe made up (about 4" long) that has a 1mm bigger internal diameter than the existing pipes (so it fits over them).

Use a U-clamp on each end.

If the Ansa has a bigger bore, you'll have to heat your pipe up and stretch it to make it fit over the Ansa (or with luck) it may fit inside the Ansa.

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