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 Post subject: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:42 pm 
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I need to get a Jetex cat back on to my 9-5 aero estate. The original is still on there just and its 52 plate 03 car. Not done badly.

Got a quote for £100 to have it done and thought blow that will do it myself.

Put the rear on my ramps and jacked up the front on to stands. Still didn't like the idea of undoing anything under there. The eery creek of the ramps! :shock:

In the end totally woosed out - no way on earth any bolt is going to come away so would need to hit it with the angle grinder and heat and just didn't fancy that lying on my back in close proximity to said grinder!!

Gets done Monday morning.

I am now thinking though if I had got my breaker bar on all the bolts would have snapped off anyway and would just need to clear out the holes to make way for new ones.

On the upside noticed some flaking and rust spots underneath the by the exhaust tunnel and a little forward so wired brushed, scraped brushed again and hit with Hydrate 80 and got 2 coats of hammerite on as well.

Also, no rent a garages anywhere near Winchester where I could get it in the air or would most definitely be job done.

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:22 pm 
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I did mine on the drive - not easy, pretty sure I just cut through the bolts fixing the downpipe to the exhaust system and replaced them ... Jetex provide new ones in the hardware bag, so it must be very common for them to rot ... however, I'd already fitted a 3" downpipe so the existing bolts weren't too bad.

Might even be worth talking nicely to a local fast fit specialist if they're any good, they might be able to fit it for you for less than £100?

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
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I had my local garage fit the new exhaust I bought off eBay. They charged me £35.

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:53 pm 
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Going into a local garage, hopefully will be a single hour and shouldn't cost that much.

Find out by approx. 10.30 tomorrow :-)


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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:24 am 
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I used Mr Angry grinder on my son's 9-5 recent- underneath and was close so was very careful. One I managed to get apart by hammering a smaller socket on but the other.....cut the bolt and had to drill out remains of stud and fit new ones. Not something I would want to do too often.

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:27 am 
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exactly I didn't fancy doing any of that under that crawl space with sparks flying. In my defence I have a recovering trapped nerve in my shoulder.

I shall be putting new rear shocks on myself this week, new rose bushes at some point and shall be changing caliper colour from silver to flat blue (It being the colour of paint I have left) so not completely lazy.


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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:30 am 
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Rose bushes is fun :mrgreen: acn be good or bad - I took my arms off the car to make life easier. try to gt them back as close as and then get tracking done.

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:34 am 
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I didn't really think about getting the tracking done because of the bushes- makes sense though. Was going to get it done at some point after all the work. Drove it a little at the weekend and it handles like a hippy on acid! That was on the M27!!!

I am hoping bushes and shocks will sort that out.


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When one of the rear shocks went on my old V6 TiD, I noticed that the back was a bit bouncy. Did the MOT test of firm push and release, nearside did one and a half bounces, offside did a few more :roll:

Replaced both and it was much better afterwards ... most noticeably near home there is a dip in a side road near a junction (local subsidence), the back of the car used to wobble a bit when going over that - it was much better afterwards.

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£40 job done. Not sure what I was expecting. Its actually quieter than the stock aero exhaust - admittedly 15yr old knackered original one- was hoping for a bit of a snort.

Also, the tailpipe is massive!!!! Sticks out a bit further than I thought (2inches from the back of the bumper).

Does seem a touch quicker to pick up though - I reckon old stuffed up centre and back box might have been clogged up and causing a restriction.

Going to take some getting used too. But 100% improvement on the rusty affair that was on there. Back box was a provisory last year and has really gone quickly in the last year.

Rear shocks arrived - right where are those blummin spring compressors.


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That’s good. I found mine to be similar volume to the stock system, but brings a more purposeful tone (especially at idle).

Be prepared for a fight in getting the top nut on the rear struts undone :wall:

Oh and you’re supposed to replace the bottom bolts on the shocks, which are hard work to do up. (Hint ... use your leg :-))

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That’s good. I found mine to be similar volume to the stock system, but brings a more purposeful tone (especially at idle).

Be prepared for a fight in getting the top nut on the rear struts undone :wall:

Oh and you’re supposed to replace the bottom bolts on the shocks, which are hard work to do up. (Hint ... use your leg :-))



i think i cut the top off the struts with Mr grinder..lol and like Dan i have re used the bottom bolts..Big torque wrench needed.

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
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Mr Breaker bar and 20 stone should do trick. I've got replacement shock "housings" looks like 4 nuts and should come away. The housings have been refurbed and will attempt to stick new shocks in tomorrow.

Do I need to get me some new bolts then to go through the bottom of the shocks?

Missus laughed at the Jetex tailbox - it is big!


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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
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The problem is not so much getting the 4 bolts off (although an impact driver works wonders on those, they're typically rusty - and have thread lock on them) - but getting the top bolt off the shock absorber ... they corrode in place and spin. But you can't easily grip the innards of the shock to counter-hold it whilst you try to undo the top nut, meaning both spin and you get nowhere. I've had that issue twice now, perhaps your luck may be better ...

Bottom bolts for the shocks should be replaced according to WIS - it says use a new bolt and washer, but I'd probably re-use the washer if it's in good condition. Torque value is 190Nm which doesn't sound like a huge amount (compared to hub nut for instance), but it's not easy ... parts are:

Article : Screw
PartNo : 4348116
Usage : NLS-USE 11096832
Order Quantity : 2

for the bolts and

Article : Washer
PartNo : 4687687
Usage : NLS-USE 13104418
Order Quantity : 2

for the washers

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
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Might be worth replacing the bushes for the dampers at some point if you can't do today - they are usually a bit cruddy.

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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:48 am 
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Thanks for the part numbers, might as well change them whilst there.

Yes, top nuts are rusty (on the used replacements) - no point arsing about with them then, Mr Grinder it is. As mentioned got a second set to refurb so can do without any stress to get done and back on the car and new shocks staring at me from across the living room.


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