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My tail pipe fell off!

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Scareysue, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Scareysue

    Scareysue Copenworld Member

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    I've been away on holiday, so poor little Torito Rojo has been sat sulking. To calm him down I took him for a spin on Sunday, and when we got back I noticed the near side tail pipe was gone :-((

    I don't know if it fell off in transit, or if someone has "borrowed" it while I've been away :mad: but I need to get one. Does anyone have the part details to hand, and a guide price? I don't want to go to a garage to be told a £8.99 part costs £150 - you know what I mean.
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    It's happened before. I'm affraid it's not going to cheap. You need a new rear section of the exhaust.

    This is what you need:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAIHATSU-...CarParts_SM&hash=item19c9b00b6b#ht_1703wt_689

    Check the rest of the exhast system. It may also be on the edge of failing.
    Look under the car just behind the drivers door. You'll see a large baffle, look at the welds. When the front section goes it will fail at these weld points.

    The full system is:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAIHATSU-...CarParts_SM&hash=item19c9b0070a#ht_1690wt_689

    You'll need to pay fitment on top of these prices.

    Alternatively you could get a full custom stainless steel system fitted for about £350.
     
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  3. Scareysue

    Scareysue Copenworld Member

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    Thanks Adam. I'll let you know how it goes
     
  4. machinehead

    machinehead Copenworld Pioneer

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    The same thing happened to be a couple of years ago.

    I found the best and cheapest answer was a full system in stainless steel.

    £350 with a 10 year warranty. Cheaper than a Daihatsu system in mild steel.

    M.
     
  5. Scareysue

    Scareysue Copenworld Member

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    Well, the exhaust system is sound. It's been up on the ramp today, and it's only the chrome extender that has come off - the weld seems to have failed. The garage say it's perfectly okay, so my only real decision comes to aesthetics. Has anyone experience of the chrome extenders you attach with a couple of grub screws? Do you have to keep tightening them so they don't fall off?
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Once the grub screw is secured to the pipe it shouldn't budge.
    You only need to find one that's long enough & the correct diameter to match the other side.
    If it was me, I'd buy a new rear tail pipe system.
    As you can see in the first eBay item I gave a link to, of the rear section, it dosen't have a baffle in it. As your garage says it's only asthetics as the baffle is on the front section. At least you know that bit is okay.
     
  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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