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I need to get a new exhaust for my 300Tdi 110CSW as the back bit has fallen off :( It was looking a bit crusty when it went in for MOT earlier this year and the other day I noticed that the exhaust note changed while I was driving it and it sounded much rortier - turns out the back end of the rear silencer has blown out completely...

The question is this:

Do I replace with a standard exhaust rear section - I think that the rest of the system is OK - or do I swap it for some other system and, if so, what works best.

I do some off-roading and so it does get dunked in muddy water from time to time but the vast majority of the vehicle's use is long-haul road miles.

It would be good to find a system that improves gas flow (and exhaust note) while still being reasonably robust. I am not that keen to go down the stainless route.

Does anyone have any suggestions. What works well?

Gordon

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I use standard down pipe minus the catalyst then a I had a Stainless steel centre box added then straight through to the tail pipe.

I would avoid the ones for sale in the Mags as they are a tad ££ IMHO.

without any boxes it was too loud for my liking.

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I have to say I'd never get anything other than Genuine exhaust if I could.

Aftermarket cheapo ones are cr*p and never fit properly, and the poofy stainless ones are usually silly money. Genuine ones usually last about 6-7 years sometimes more, and you can't really grumble about that, plus they fit straight on - on my last 90 it took me nigh on 2 hours to get a non-genuine centre silencer to fit (4 bolts + 2 rubber mounts - should be 10 min job except I couldn't get a Gen one at the time) because the whole thing was out of shape, mounts in wrong place, wrong length etc etc. Too much aggravation!

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I've used paddocks on both 90 and disco but I'd be interrested in pricing genuine next time as like Steve say's they're not as good a fit and don't look as though they are going to last as long. But they are very low cost :D

Tried stainless on my 110 but it went like many simple LR jobs and after changing the manifod, then getting a different SS downpipe I ran out of patience and just put cheap steel on for the rest of the system. The unfited boxes went with the 110 when I sold it.

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i wouldnt go stainless for any of the bits that are likely to come into contact(read damge) with the ground.

I have fitted a Paddocks non gen, no probs.

nothing wrong with SS systems, I've a DoubleS on my 110, the only change I've made was to fit a normal steel downpipe as the SS one was a very tight to fit on the turbo outlet and leaked cos it wouldn't go up fully, steel one was dead easy to refit.

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nothing wrong with SS systems, I've a DoubleS on my 110, the only change I've made was to fit a normal steel downpipe as the SS one was a very tight to fit on the turbo outlet and leaked cos it wouldn't go up fully, steel one was dead easy to refit.

Thanks everyone. I will try and get hold of the genuine bit and then try and find some time (or someone) to fit it.

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I have to say I'd never get anything other than Genuine exhaust if I could. [...] Genuine ones usually last about 6-7 years sometimes more, and you can't really grumble about that...

My 110 tdi exhaust is at 222k kms and 11 years. I'll keep you posted :)

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My 110 tdi exhaust is at 222k kms and 11 years. I'll keep you posted :)

Can't complain at that then! :) :) :)

Somewhat drier and less salty climate probably helps I guess - but even if they only last 6 or 7 years, why spent £500 on a stainless one? Maybe different on a V8 - petrol engines tend to eat exhausts rather more quickly - but the one on my V8 Discovery is 3.5 years old and apart from a possible problem brewing with the cats (she just feels a bit stifled sometimes, as if they are blocking up) it's got life left in it yet.

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Has anyone got an idea what the price of an genuine parts TDi exhaust would be though? I just discounted it fearing the worst but they do seem to give good service and rather regret not pricing it up at the time.

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