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Exhaust Flexi replacement

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Hi all,

 

Whilst doing some other work I've discovered the exhaust flexi joint on my '05 525d is blowing. Has anyone had there's replaced and if so what was the rough cost?

 

I can remove the cat to take it somewhere to be done, ideally I'd like a slightly longer section after the Flexi too as I find a have to heavily force the 2 halves together and hold them whilst tightening the clamp to get it to seal correctly

 

Thanks

Chris

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De cat pipe..sorted.

Jokes asides i have just put darksides de cat on mine and it has made an amazing difference.

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I've seen their decat pipe but at £270 it's a bit steep but given most of my local exhaust fabricators seem to be on furlough I may not get a choice

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You can buy the flexi's on ebay, various different sizes.

If your happy to drop the cat off, do so & pop it into a local welder/fabricators

They'll do it for drink money,  if you were local to me I'd do it for a tenner :smile:

If you need it a bit longer just buy a longer flexi.

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16 minutes ago, dirtydirtydiesel said:

You can buy the flexi's on ebay, various different sizes.

If your happy to drop the cat off, do so & pop it into a local welder/fabricators

They'll do it for drink money,  if you were local to me I'd do it for a tenner :smile:

If you need it a bit longer just buy a longer flexi.

 

I'm in Newark, where in Leicestershire are you?

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got this job sorted yesterday. I went with cutting off the old flexi section, getting a 50mm section of 2.5" pipe welded onto the cat by a guy at work and then used a clamp on flexi section, the reason I went with this setup is I've always had issues getting the original bmw slip joint to seal properly this way I no longer need to undo that joint to remove the exhaust.

 

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old flexi section cut away, I was suprised how easy it was to cut this back to bare pipe without damaging it.

 

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new clamp on flexi, this has a clamp on joint at the cat end and a 50mm section of 2.5" pipe at the other end to go in the oem slip joint.

 

the total cost for all the bits was just over £20 so a good result.

 

thanks

Chris

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