ZX td Volcane exhaust

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ZX td Volcane exhaust

Postby Dave1 » 18 May 2002, 02:25

Driving home last night and the exhaust broke clean in half. Rang around this morning for parts and can get down pipe for nominal amount. However the rear box is somewhat "pricy" at Citroen, £140+vat! Has anyone replaced this box with a non Citroen make which looks just the same from the back. IE, has the same looking stainless steel finish and shape rather than chrome or some other style. Fortunately I do not need to replace that part but should I need to in the futur I have found today that no one can particularly guarantee what the tail peice will look like. Prices are a lot less at anything from £60-80 but one does like the right "look".
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Postby JohnD » 18 May 2002, 03:33

The pipe leading into the rear box on my 2.1TD Xantia rusted through in less than three years from new. GS&F supplied a replacement for around £55.
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Postby hardmanm » 20 May 2002, 05:21

Yes the rear box on my 2.1 TD fell off at exactly 3 years old too, with a loud bang! Sounds like a design flaw - I wonder if it's related to the presence of the catalyst upstream?
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Postby Jon » 20 May 2002, 16:16

We sell the correct "shape" rear box for the Volcane TD, that is the large cut off rectangle silencer, for want of a better phrase. The tailpipe is the correct oval, but will be chrome.
There are other aftermarket alternatives out there, but beware if the silencer box is the conventional oval shape, in my experience this leads to excessive back pressure, whistling turbo and poor performance.
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Edited by - jon on 20 May 2002 11:17:54
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Postby Dave1 » 20 May 2002, 23:24

Hi Jon,
Thanks for replying. I will certainly consider the one you mention should I need one. I was unaware of the "oval shape" issue so that is obviously an important thing to bear in mind. Right now the exhaust is working beautifully and hopefully will stay that way for another 5 years+!
Here's hoping,
Dave
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