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RE: Expensive muffler

Those damn donuts! I replaced mine twice before my keen grasp of the
obvious caused me to not order a third set. I now use two nylon cable
ties, with the metal grip in the end, wrapped twice around each hanger.
This Yankee engineering has lasted just fine since last summer. I have
discovered that each hanger requires two cable ties, and each cable tie
needs to go around twice.

Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe Quattro 20v, Red/Black

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

>From: 	Porsray@aol.com[SMTP:Porsray@aol.com]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, 30 July, 1996 12:14 AM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net; sngan@alpha.netaccess.on.ca
>Subject: 	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
>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
>rubber donuts that inevitably stretch & break, and made up brackets
>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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