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Old 10-03-14, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hi all..
Driving along yesterday up hill when all of a sudden my car started to sound like a speedboat.
I pulled into the nearest car park and my exhaust was almost on the floor.
I called my friend who knows more about cars then i ever will and he tied it up to ensure I got home in it. I have rang several garages today regarding the problem and I have been told by kwik fit I need a new back box totally 92.00 for three year guarantee included. ( I should think so at that price )!!!
I have now been told by another garage that the part in question is only 22.00.
and another says I only need a bracket?!
Now who is telling the truth.... who do I trust!?!!
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Old 10-03-14, 02:22 PM   #2
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This happened to me a few weeks ago.

The clamp had rusted and failed. The back box was a bit corroded but there was still a good half a year's life left in it.

A new back box is around 30 at Euro Car Parts:

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That is what has happened here too.

I am not sure what to do and who is the honest one. I have a newborn so i dont want to risk anything but at the same time no one likes being ripped off,
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Best thing to do is to get underneath and post some pictures and we can advise.

I don't want to slander KF but past experience shows they err on the side of caution and recommend new parts.

If the mount points are in good condition then I'd just replace the clamp. No point throwing money at a part that still has life left in it.
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Thanks will get onto it.
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Old 10-03-14, 09:27 PM   #6
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My back box fell off when I took the rubber mounts off to refit the heatshield. Like Gibbo's, the clamp had rusted through but on mine, the pipe into the baffle had also rusted through and had been patched up previously with an exhaust bandage. I fitted a new box which cost me 44 and a couple of quid for a tube of joint sealing compund.
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My wife's 107 did the same and my son who works at a Citroen garage says it very common on 107/C1 for O/S exhaust box bracket to rust through. I got a box from ECP in the sale and it was about 27 took about 15 mins to fit
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