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 Post subject: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:42 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero HOT - :-)
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.

Spare 2 post going cheap?


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 Post subject: Re: some jobs - naaahhh
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:22 pm 
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Location: Queenborough, Kent
Car Model: 9k, 9-5 Aero & a Jaaag
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
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Car Model: 95 Aero Auto Est Stg 1 Noobed
I had my local garage fit the new exhaust I bought off eBay. They charged me £35.

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