Zelandeth wrote: ↑28 Apr 2018, 01:54Shame you don't live in the back of beyond...
When I had an issue with a suspected exhaust blockage (collapsed baffles), I just pulled the lot past the cat off and took it out for a thrashing...quickly proved the exhaust was at fault.
...Bit easier when you're in the middle of nowhere though!
I live in Bexhill and although most people are old and possibly senile, they're not all deaf otherwise that would work!
Anyway I picked up a used Longlife exhaust (for £75) from a really nice guy with a workshop in Thetford. He had some great cars in there (wish I took some photos) including a Pug 306 with a Lynx supercharger putting out 350bhp and a lovely 205 GTI! He also gave me some wheel bolts to replace the locking bolts on my car and Daughter No1's 207 for free.
I won't get a chance to try and fit it until Wednesday or Thursday due to family comitments and even then not straight forward as the exhaust has a plain end to it and I think it may need a flange. I have plans to engineer (bodge) a sleeve from the front section of the old exhaust, if that doesn't work I'll get Tom to weld it onto the cat