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What's that rattle?

In message <9707021428.AA28597@hunch.zk3.dec.com> Andrew Duane USG/PE writes:

> The clamp looks like two rounded triangles, with bolts in each corner.
> They squeeze the flanged pipes together with a gasket in between.
> Do you notice exhaust noise? Some leaks out between the pipes when
> the clamp is loose.

I don't have a cat, but I have the clamp.  I removed it once, using heaven 
knows how many 1/2" and 3/8" extensions to a ratchet handle under the front 
bumper and a refrigeration wrench to hold the back nut still while I turned.
I think it took an hour to get the top bolt out.
I was at BR Motorsport one day, and Martin had to take my exhaust off.  Without 
even breaking stride, he picked an air saw off a hook on the wall, walked under 
the car and BZZZZZZT!  The bolt dropped out, albeit in two pieces.

They cost around 50c each.  The was the magic lesson for me - 50c vs. an hour 
of my time. 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club