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RE: 5KCSTQ - Exhaust

When the exhaust on my 87 5000CST went bad i had my inde mechanic =
install a Bosal system(not stainless). 1.5 years later-no problems... it =
seems pretty much like stock; maybe a slightly more throaty sound. If I =
remember correctly it was ~$400. You have to pay extra ~$40, for the =
warranty though. I was cheap and didn't do it as I was going to sell the =
car soon. I would recommend buying it though.


-----Original Message-----
From:	Richard Haroutunian [SMTP:Richard_Haroutunian@inso.com]
Sent:	Monday, September 14, 1998 2:00 PM
To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
Subject:	5KCSTQ - Exhaust

Help again --

The exhaust seems to have come detached from it's rubber-thingies and is
knocking around something fierce underneath.  It looks like it's hanging
pretty low -- but it doesn't 'feel' like it's gonna just fall off.

There is a distinct growl coming from right under the driver's side =
-- and I can feel the system knocking around over bumps.  The clamps =
hold the rubber-thingies are pretty much rotted away -- and I think/hope
that this is what's' causing the rumble.

No holes, fumes, etc. -- not even enough rust to warrant this type of

I think it can be rigged -- thoughts?  If I do need a new exhaust -- =
I invest in something like a Scorpion?  Who makes the best exhaust -- =
what brand will give me more hp relatively inexpensively?

I'd much rather rig it if possible and wait till spring if I can (think
so), but if it has to go -- I want to be prepared NOT to but one from =
dealer --- and to never go to Midas.

Thoughts? Suggestions?


85 4ksq
82 vw cabriolet