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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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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:rant: cost me £600 from my local indie and he's cheap:rant:

that was about 5 years ago, hope they have come down a bit now, bad luck matey
 

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