TS low on power?....don't put your foot down.
Had a nasty experience a few days ago. Noticed the old girl was down on power and I put my foot flat to the floor - she was struggling to go up a hill. Loud bang and the engine sounded loud and rough. I pulled over and the first thing I saw was a mass of what looked like glass fibre loft insulation hanging from the underside at back of the car. On looking underneath I saw that my centre section silencer box had blown clean open.
On looking through the wreckage, I noted that the silencer's internals were badly corroded, whereas the external parts seemed fine. I do a lot of short journeys, so that may explain the corrosion.
It could have been good that the centre section blew, fitting a new centre section would be cheaper than me spending a fortune trying to find out why the power was down (MAF / lambdas / cranck sensor etc). Except I had had a new Alfaholics stainless steel rear section fitted only 4 days before and the stuffing from the centre section had been forced into the rear section and the garage couldn't get it out. Had to buy a new rear section in addition to the centre section.