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  1. #21
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    is there a way to tell if the dogbone mount is busted or do you reckon its just the bolts have come loose steve? also how easy is it to replace an exhaust manifold and downpipe? i think i might be capable of doing the dog bone and oil filler section but the exhaust manifold...probably not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Angry View Post
    is there a way to tell if the dogbone mount is busted or do you reckon its just the bolts have come loose steve? also how easy is it to replace an exhaust manifold and downpipe? i think i might be capable of doing the dog bone and oil filler section but the exhaust manifold...probably not!

    cheers
    i haven’t touched the dog bone mount personally so I can’t comment unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Angry View Post
    is there a way to tell if the dogbone mount is busted or do you reckon its just the bolts have come loose steve? also how easy is it to replace an exhaust manifold and downpipe? i think i might be capable of doing the dog bone and oil filler section but the exhaust manifold...probably not!

    cheers
    Exhaust manifold is a nightmare I've done mine never again, the turbo comes out with it and you've to lower the engine to get it out if you can avoid doing it do so.

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  4. #24
    If you take the undertray off you will see the Dog one mount, mine was terrible so I bought the febi bilstien one & fitted it with the original steel section from the old one, when taking the old one off the bolts werenít tight !!
    Fitted new unit & drives so much better
    But being curious I cleaned the old one up in the blast cabinet
    & can find nothing wrong.
    So I would check tightness of bolts first as itís a cheap fix.

    Keith


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    update:

    i tightened the 3 bolts of the dogbone back onto the engine but im still getting terrible vibrations through brake pedal. is this because the exhaust has split or halved in two? it will still not go into reverse gear, so im assuming something might be twisted or still not seated properly

    the only thing i did manage to fix was the black pipe that slots into the red rubber thing on the engine lol

    HELP!!!
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    Youíll probably still need to reset the gear selector if itís been pulled out of alignment I think. You can borrow my pin if you like.

    My engine bounces around a fair bit so Iím not sure what normal is. How does it compare to the other car When you look at the engine running?


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    what is really annoying is the need to drop engine and axle to get the exhaust fixed :/ and the fact that i cant tell if its split or totally halved in two either way im not sure how to approach a garage and say the above without them costing me and arm and a leg!

    does anyone know how much roughly the exhaust would cost to fix?

    cheers
    Cameron A.K.A Mr Angry
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    is it a tdi ?
    if it is the complete system is the only thing available new at £620
    the likes of HQ etc never made a pattern part

    however as that is totally outrageous there are option, I replaced the flexi pipe for £25 plus some work to cut out the old flexi and mig weld in the new flexi pipe, a few hours work, but a great result and should last another 15 years
    The rest of the tdi exhaust seems to be rot free

    I did post some pictures of the flexi replacement a few months ago
    Cheers,
    Paul (Depronman)
    1.4 TDI 2001 287,347 miles and still going strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by depronman View Post
    is it a tdi ?
    if it is the complete system is the only thing available new at £620
    the likes of HQ etc never made a pattern part

    however as that is totally outrageous there are option, I replaced the flexi pipe for £25 plus some work to cut out the old flexi and mig weld in the new flexi pipe, a few hours work, but a great result and should last another 15 years
    The rest of the tdi exhaust seems to be rot free

    I did post some pictures of the flexi replacement a few months ago
    Cheers,
    Mr Exhaust who did my 1.4 petrol exhaust list prices for some Tdi models for much less than £620 - their site shows pages from Bosal, but they just use them for illustration, they aren't Bosal systems they fit.
    They also do part systems
    http://www.mrexhaust.co.uk/exhausts/audi/a2/
    It's a long way from Scotland, but if they can do it, surely an independent exhaust specialist somewhere nearer can do a similar job?
    Or worth the trip to Reigate for a big enough saving?
    RIP 1.4 petrol AUA engined Pine Green A2 SE, first registered 27th December 2000, tragically taken at 89084 miles

  10. #30
    this is what I fitted last year only time will tell how good it is

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-A2-1...item41955eee2e

    I then cut system after cat and used a joining sleeve for a gas tight seal

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