Squeezing the Muffler Clamps

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Wed May 14 10:44:07 PDT 2008

Brian Pleet wrote:
> In a bout of "You may as well-itis" I purchased the Audi OEM part  to 
> connect the catalytic converter out pipe to the middle muffler input 
> pipe  of my 1990 90Q. The connecting pipe fits well over both pipes, 
> but I can't get the two clamps to close enough to get the supplied 
> bolt and nut started. If I use a longer bolt, the bolt is pushed 
> outward by the curve of the pipe and it will not fit through the 
> other end of the clamp.
> Any suggestions on how to get enough pressure to close the clamps 
> enough to secure the nuts?

If your car is a 20v and the part is for a 10v it might be too small of 
a diameter (55mm vs. 60 mm, I think).  The 20v exhaust is a slightly 
larger, IIRC.

Huw Powell



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