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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by elizabeth_powell, May 19, 2014.

  1. elizabeth_powell

    elizabeth_powell Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi All
    Took the little copen from Dorset to bonny Scotland and back. 1000 miles. It was good however the dreaded pot holes got me and when I cleaned the copen today I have lost one of the exhaust tail pipes. is it possible to get it replaced in kwik fit or do I need something special.

    thanks
    Liz:think:
     
  2. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    You mean the tips that stick out the bumper? You can get them anywhere that does exhausts.
     
  3. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    but are they standard? plus is it stainless and many shop bought might be dreadful chrome copy.
     
  4. PauliePaul

    PauliePaul Copenworld Regular

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    i had this problem a year ago.. went out and a tip fell off and then the journey back the other one fell off too... i knew one was gonna fall off as i looked underneath... just got a new exhaust
     
  5. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    can't comment on exhaust but will comment on kwikfit; they will try and sell you stuff you don't need so don't go there.
     
  6. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Ditto any of the national chains.
     
  7. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Oh I love the national chains, I can't praise them enough. 10/10 in all categories :D

    But I must admit, my naked pole dances beforehand does seem to curry favour :eek:
     
  8. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I went to a national chain for an exhaust replacement on a renault 5 a few years back. He told me my tyres were illegal which was crap, they were different makes front and rear that's all.
    On the way from home Bletchley where I bought the exhaust it started to bang against the underside of the car. I stopped to look and found they hadn't replaced the rubber hangers and one had snapped.
    There was a carrot lying in the gutter beside where I'd stopped and I jammed that between the floor and exhaust as a temporary cure. I wonder if it would passed an mot like that?:D
     
  9. elizabeth_powell

    elizabeth_powell Copenworld Newbie

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    Went to kwik fit against all good advice did a pole dance and they said exhaust fine the bit that is in a pothole on the m6 is just decorative. The. Husband thinks good won't cost anything I think oh dear it just doesn't look right with a shiny exhaust pipe missing
     
  10. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Could you buy and fit something like this below? Get two so they match.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QUALITY-S...Make:Daihatsu|Model:Copen&hash=item4176280a84
     
  11. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Just had a look under my car and the ends are welded on.
    If the welds have rotted enough for an end to fall off then the rest of the exhaust is probably near the end of its life.
    Those trims I linked to should fit on the remaining pipe but I'd check the diameter with a vernier or similar to make sure.
    Forget what I said in last post about buying two trims you won't be able to remove the remaining end. Just buy one that looks close to the existing there are quite a few on ebay.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2014

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