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Postby cap43 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:56 pm

The outer skin of my exhaust is rusted and now rattling, if I put GUN GUM bandage around it, would it pass an MOT, exhaust is not leaking or noisy,
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby IanL » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:04 am

A new back box is only £58 on EBay, delivered.
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby alanbirt » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:00 pm

Although I have not used GunGum materials for very many years, I did find the products quite effective *as a short-term repair solution* when I last used them in the 1970s. I suggest "cap43" will probably be better advised to follow "IanL's" suggestion and replace the back-box now. It will have to be done sometime this year as the GunGum temporary solution is unlikely to last much over six months anyway. "IanL's" quotation of £58 seems very reasonable as a very similar (but non-official Suzuki) back-box for my Suzuki Wagon last autumn was nearly twice that amount.

It is beyond my experience to comment on whether or not the proposed GunGum repair is acceptable for MoT purposes.
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby cap43 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:23 pm

Don`t want replace just the back box yet, As suggested by Rascal, I am thinking of S/Steel through out when the cats go, Info from MoT station - Bandage is legal, &, so be it.
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby alanbirt » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:56 pm

It is useful to know that a Gungum bandage is an acceptable method of repair for the exhaust system and satisfactory for MoT purposes. Thank you, 'cap43', for this information.
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby cap43 » Sat May 21, 2016 3:59 am

MoT sorted, the bandage was only to stop the outer rusted skin from rattling, as I was told, - the exhaust works to legal limits so its, OK.
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby Jabba the Cat » Sat May 21, 2016 1:52 pm

cap43 wrote:As suggested by Rascal, I am thinking of S/Steel through out when the cats go


Does someone make ss exhaust parts for the Carry's?
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby Rhinoman » Sat May 21, 2016 9:21 pm

You can get stainless exhausts made for any vehicle, I had one made for a Mazda Bongo about five years ago - £250 by a place in Birmingham.
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby cap43 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:42 am

£250 for SS back box is about the same over 10 year for 3 standard boxes if you count the labour charges, but it may save time off work for replacements. Pity they don`t do the cats as well,
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Re: Exhaust skin,

Postby Jabba the Cat » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:15 am

cap43 wrote:£250 for SS back box is about the same over 10 year for 3 standard boxes if you count the labour charges, but it may save time off work for replacements. Pity they don`t do the cats as well,


Lolz...time to spark the tig up... :lol:
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