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Re: Silencer damaged by bad doughnuts
Same thing happened to me, only I caught it before it wore a hole in the
From: Phil Payne <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 01, 1998 10:37 AM
Subject: Silencer damaged by bad doughnuts
>I replaced the ur-quattro's back box with a stock Audi part on 28/11/97.
>I have the invoice in front of me. As per usual, I also replaced all
>the trivial parts - the clamp bolts and nuts, the sealing ring, and
>the rubber suspensions.
>Sometime during the last four days, both of the suspensions on the rear
>silencer have failed. Part number is 8A0 253 147A on the fiche, on the
>parts, and on the invoice.
>I always thought they were metal-reinforced. No sign of anything but
>rubber inside these.
>The exhaust has been rubbing (with considerable pressure) on the rear
>inner CV joint. This is now highly polished and slightly concave -
>fortunately, only the middle section seems affected and the boot is
>still intact. There's a hole in the exhaust pipe almost an inch long
>and half an inch wide.
> Phil Payne
> Phone: 0385 302803 Fax: 01536 723021
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