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Not Happy Speed hump + compacted snow = damaged exhaust

Luckily not on my Alfa..

In the Village where I work they have those pyramid style speed humps. Normally both the Bravo and the Alfa straddle them fine with little effort.

However, yesterday whilst driving to work I straddled one as normal and there was a massive grinding sound as the car dragged along the compacted snow on the top of the hump. Now the exhaust is blowing near the front.


I know it was only on the Bravo, but I am still mightily pee'd off.

I bet I stand no chance of claiming for a new zorst off the council as well.

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I hope the damage (and cost) is minimal !
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So do I..

The rear part is only £50 or so for a pattern part, however the CAT is part of the manifold at the front and if that is damaged it will be expensive. In fact I will probably end up welding it.

I don't think there is a flexy on the system though so that is one good thing.


I'll have a look at the weekend weather permitting.
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speed humps are a PITA in the snow, cannot see where the feckers are
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The thing is I drive that road every day and I know where the humps are.

I had just got used to being able to straddle them, but didn't think about the ice on top making it taller on this occasion.


I ordered a pipe from ebay, it cost £35 all in. The flexi part is the bit that is ripped open.
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we have the three humps across the road types here, so to protect my underside, I try to make sure the sump coincides with the dip between two humps, only when its covered in snow its damn hard to work out safely
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if the 16v has a similar setup to the 8v (and i suspect it has) that had the cat, manifold and downpipe all in one cost me £600 from my local indie and he's cheap

that was about 5 years ago, hope they have come down a bit now, bad luck matey
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Well this Bravo is the CF3 version, so it has one large CAT on the manifold.

I have been lucky as there is a short pipe between this CAT and the rest of the exhaust and this is the bit that is broken.

£34 all in.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...%3DI%26otn%3D1
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Well this Bravo is the CF3 version, so it has one large CAT on the manifold.

I have been lucky as there is a short pipe between this CAT and the rest of the exhaust and this is the bit that is broken.

£34 all in.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...%3DI%26otn%3D1
bucky lugger, the 8v was the same, but missing the short pipe, money grabbing *$%£&
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