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Re: Expensive muffler


Lot of people like Carlsen, and say to call "Linda" and have patience.
I deal with Hoehn (1-800-984-6346, La-la Land time), and get immediate 
attention.  They are a dealer, but prices are good and their stock is

"no big deal", huh?  Wait till you try to replace the muffler!  You will find
the bolts on the coupling impossible to get at, and the nuts frozen from 
rust/time as well.  Let me know how many new curse words you learn;
I swore at every engineer and technician at Audi, plus every one of
their ancestors when I repaired my Coupe Quattro.  I also gave up on the 
rubber donuts that inevitably stretch & break, and made up brackets from
two lengths of USA bonded rubber exhaust pipe hangers with a bolt & nut
connecting them together at each end.  The muffler and body mounts rest
in the center between the two rubber hangers.  MUCH stronger than a

Ray Calvo (porsray@aol.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro

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 From: "Solomon Ngan" <sngan@alpha.netaccess.on.ca>
 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 11:52:00 +0000
 Subject: Expensive muffler
 Hi guys,
 The hanger of the muffler broke on me.  That's no big deal. The big 
 deal is that the exhaust pipe of the muffler hung onto the rear 
 quattro drive coupling.  This burnt out a big hole on the exhaust 
 pipe.  Expensive.  Luckily the coupling does not seem to be damaged, 
 I hope.
 The local muffler shop quoted me $ 675 Canadian fund, ($500 US) for 
 an aftermarket replacement.  I think it is rediculous.  Anyone know 
 where I can buy a muffler at better price than that ?
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