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So my flexi pipe is broken/leaking. What's the bes thing to do is it worth getting a new flexi welded in as available on eBay or do I replace the whole pipe?
Anyone know what a good price should be to weld in the new bit if I remove the pipe from the car?
 

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I'm in the same boat, I've just ordered the replacement flexi from eBay, so will see how good it actually is
 
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Yeah seen a couple of peeps ordered the flexi but not heard anymore? I just need to find someone reasonable to weld it in before I order it!
 

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I've got the mig, and can weld to an extent, but have a mate who might do a better job
 
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Let me know how it goes I might need his help too;)
Where a outs are you in Hampshire ?
 
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Give MIJ exhausts a call, let them know what make, model you own... They will tell you what diameter you need on their database and the total length of the flexi joint itself... They can sort you out a clamp and sleeve fitting flexi joint the same length and bore but with longer sleeve ends to fit over your existing pipe diameter one either end... Then all you need to do is cut the old flexi joint out of that section and push the new one in between and clamp it either side in place... They can be also welded in place too if you so wish

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Flexible Exhaust Coupling With Stub Ends 57.5mm (2 1/4") I.D. - FLEXH57
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I'm over near Eastleigh mate, haven't actually asked the guy yet, but sure he won't mind for a few tinnies
 
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Eastliegh Oh thats probably more in fuel than it will cost me get it welded. Shame though be nice to get to know a few alfisti.;)
 
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Give MIJ exhausts a call, let them know what make, model you own... They will tell you what diameter you need on their database and the total length of the flexi joint itself... They can sort you out a clamp and sleeve fitting flexi joint the same length and bore but with longer sleeve ends to fit over your existing pipe diameter one either end... Then all you need to do is cut the old flexi joint out of that section and push the new one in between and clamp it either side in place... They can be also welded in place too if you so wish

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Flexible Exhaust Coupling With Stub Ends 57.5mm (2 1/4") I.D. - FLEXH57
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I will check with them but its one of the oval ones for the 147 not seen them except on ebay but will phone and find out.Not to sure if you can clamp the oval one though?
This would be ideal for the v6 though so will contact them .
Cheers Grahameo:thumbs:
 

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I bought a complete flexi downpipe a couple of years ago from Ebay, about £45 if remember well. No problems. I think mine was caused by tired engine mountings causing the pipe to have to move too much.
 

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The one on eBay is £15 plus postage, hope it won't be bad quality. Some of the ones I've seen online suggest squashing them in a vice to get the oval shape.

Should be with me tomorrow, so I'll take a few pics
 
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yeah looks good thought it looked ok in the pics on ebay but you can never tell till you see it in the flesh.
must order one for mine now I've found someone to weld it in . Just got to get the pipe back off:mad:
One question is it mild steel or stainless?
 

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This is stainless, pretty sure the existing pipework is stainless under the car, just needs some cleaning, stainless wire and some argon, best not turn into a huge job!
 

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I've been doing a bit of research, should be able to do it with a mig kit, and the wire and gas will cost about £20
 
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That sounds a bit more hopeful is your mate still doing yours?
let me know how it goes.:thumbs:
 

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Just spotted your post! Yeah, bet it'll be worse now the old martines has opened again!
 

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Err.. pass, still haven't seen him to ask. Whereabouts are you in hants out of interest?

Edit - you're in Sussex, doh
 
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