Back box on my 2.0 petrol 2003 hatch was rotten. Holes in pipe and big hole in the box. Still didn't sound terrible but obviously needed doing. I called some of the exhaust centres and got quotes of £140 for an aftermarket box.
Last time I used one of these places to fit an exhaust on my old MK2 they fitted a real farter that sounded terrible and the flange on the pipe didn't line up so the system was twisted and hanging low. They used a giant cable tie to pull the exhaust up about 3 inches which I found out as it snapped on the way home.
So this time I opted for a cheap back box from ebay. £32 delivered. Thought I had a result. It arrived quick but I only just fitted it a few days ago (3 weeks after receiving it).
What a piece of crap! It sounds like a tank. I think someone forgot to put a baffle into it or worse. It's suffocating the engine as the power is right down as well. I can feel I'm having to push harder to get any performance at all. Every time I pull up somewhere I'm getting told I need a new exhaust! I tell them it is a new one and it's 'race-tuned'!
I've tried to complain (although I should have known what I'd get for £32 so it serves me right for penny pinching) but there is absolutely no record of my purchase in 'purchase history', no option to leave feedback, nothing. It's like it never happened! How the hell does that add up?
Anyway, I need another one but I don't want to throw good money after bad, and I won't go to the exhaust centres to get mugged for £140.
Has anybody here bought one from ebay that they can recommend?
EDIT... just checked my wife's ebay account and found I purchased it through that. I've messaged and asked how he wants to proceed. It states 2 year guarentee so let's see how he responds.
Edited by mondeo df, 08 August 2020 - 08:19 PM.