[A4] It finally broke today!

T. Jackson Mancubus99 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 20 10:57:13 EDT 2006

I experienced the same failure about a year ago.  I took the car to a
muffler shop that attached a new flange to the down pipe.  Total cost was
$50 including labor.  A year later and I have no problems with the weld.
IMO I wouldn't replace the cat unless there was something wrong with it.

-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Andrews
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 8:30 AM
To: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: [A4] It finally broke today!

I was driving into work this morning at 5:30am, went to pass on the highway
and I was startled when
the catalytic converter seperated at the flange. I found a new cat online
for approx $200 for OE.
What other options do I have that are cost effective?

I have read you can weld the flange, is this really a long term fix?
I'd rather not patch it so it will break again.

Is a testpipe a good option now?

Anyone have an extra cat laying around they would let go without me having
to spend $$$?


Richard J. Andrews
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