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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

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
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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