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Old 09-18-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default flex pipe exhaust part or part number?

Hi I have a failed flex pipe (the pipe is rotted inside the braided section) between the front pipe and the resonator. Is there an all stainless afiermarket replacement part or a part number for the OEM part? I took the car to a trusted small auto shop and they said they would only install the part from the dealer. (if the dealer even has or can get the part) I haven't gone to the muffler shop yet...
(I would really like to get an all stainless replacement.)
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See my post in this thread. Any exhaust shop should be able to weld in a new one for you.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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See my post in this thread. Any exhaust shop should be able to weld in a new one for you.
I saw the post I am looking for other options. If there is a stainless part in the UK i will pay extra to get it.
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Flex pipes are incorporated into nearly every car's exhaust system and made by a slew of companies. An exhaust shop should have absolutely no problem sourcing a correctly sized stainless unit for you; there is no need to import anything. Illustrating this, a search on Google Shopping for "2" stainless exhaust flex pipe" yields hundreds of results. Please note that I do not know if 2" is correct, I did not crawl under the car to measure, but it is likely to be close.
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had mine replaced in the '08 astra in 2011. it had broken. warranty job. guaranteed for 7 years according to the gm dealer.
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had mine replaced in the '08 astra in 2011. it had broken. warranty job. guaranteed for 7 years according to the gm dealer.


I should of checked that...had mine replaced and paid for it myself ( thought it was just another ' wear and tear ' item ) ...didn't know a flex pipe was covered for 7 years under warranty.

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