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#1 Flynn50

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

My flexi downpipe has a couple of small holes in it and came up as an advisory on my last MOT.

I have seen a variety for sale considerably cheaper than the Ford part but have also seen some reviews where the pipe i/d on the replacement downpipe was smaller than the original causing a loss in power.

Can anyone recommend a replacement downpipe without this reduction in diameter?

Can the connecting bolts be re-used?

Thanks for any help.

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#2 raynkar

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:32 PM

Are you looking for a whole exhaust section that matches the Ford item, or just a weld/clamp on flexi section?
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#3 Flynn50

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:41 PM

I was just looking to swap out the knackered section with the part that came up when I searched. I am not looking to chop and weld anything if that's what you mean

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 06:44 PM

Is it petrol or diesel? Unless the the inner diameter is massively different I can't see it causing any drop in performance

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:56 PM

I was just looking to swap out the knackered section with the part that came up when I searched. I am not looking to chop and weld anything if that's what you mean
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I was referring to this type of thing:
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But as the section of pipe on the diesel is low in cost it’s not worth the effort.
This aftermarket pipe is only about a fiver more.
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Even the genuine Ford item isn’t too bad. I initially thought of a clamp/weld in section as The front flexi sections for my mondy are both over £75.
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#6 Flynn50

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:20 PM

It's a diesel.

I see what you mean, I didn't realise you could get the flexi bit on it's own.
ll have to get underneath it and have a look to see if I can get away with just the flexi.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 10:32 PM

I got mine from Ecp, but the one they supplied 1stly and 2ndly was too small diameter, also the gasket they stock is only for the smaller diameter version. I had to go to the Ford main dealer for the correct gasket, which they need the vin for. The 3rd version ECP supplied was the correct size, but the whole thing was very inconvenient and meant several journeys.
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#8 Flynn50

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 06:34 AM

It seems its a bit of a crap shoot as to whether you get the correct size.

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:12 AM

It seems its a bit of a crap shoot as to whether you get the correct size.

Unless you buy it from Ford dealer. using you vin ensures you get the correct part.
You could, however, use www.catcar.info putting in your vin and seeing what the 7-digit code is, (finis code) then do an ebay search on Ford + code.
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#10 Flynn50

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:02 AM

I'll try that, thanks.

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