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Old 11-10-2019, 05:02 PM   #1
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2008 Astra XR
Default Need Exhaust System Diagram - 2008 XR Door

Hi! I am the new owner of a 2008 Astra XR 4 door hatchback which is in great shape except the exhaust is a little loud. From crawling under the car I can see that the flex pipe is probably leaking but I canít see the rest of the system until I can get it up on a hoist.

It would really help if anyone knows where I can get a diagram of the complete exhaust system so I can start to identify the parts that I am going to need. I found some reasonably priced parts new on eBay. Are there better places to source parts?

Is this a job that a reasonably competent diy guy can do in the driveway or are there difficulties that would require a shop to replace the whole system?

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Old 11-10-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need Exhaust System Diagram - 2008 XR Door

One issue with working DIY with exhaust is that due to the high heat studs or bolts have a tendency to snap off.
Could be leaking at the flange gasket or the flex pipe. It may be possible to cut out the flex pipe and clamp or weld in a new one depending on if there is room and rest of the pipe is in good shape.
Parts diagram:
https://www.gmpartsonline.net/v-2008...ust-components

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Old 11-10-2019, 08:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Need Exhaust System Diagram - 2008 XR Door

Flex pipe is a frequent failure part on the Astra. Of course, there are other exhaust possibilities but that is by far the most frequent. You can do a search here for more info.

That pipe suffers a lot of pressure and stress, so I would not DIY repair. A local independent shop can weld on a new flex pipe for under $200 or less, depending on your location.

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Old 11-11-2019, 01:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Need Exhaust System Diagram - 2008 XR Door

Thanks for the link to the parts diagram and the suggestion about getting a new flex pipe welded in. Very helpful!

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