Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 19:35:10 +0100
From: "Adrian England" <>
Subject: Re: exhaust query

'nuther Bob wrote: > On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 10:47:44 +0100, Grunff <> wrote: > >> nicholas cliff wrote: >> >>> i have a saab 9000cse my exhaust is blowing at the piece of pipe >>> with the flexy part on it. is it safe to replace the flexy pipe >>> with an ordinary straight pipe? >> >> No, it's not ok - it will break. > > Or something else will. The idea is to allow for movement between the > engine, chassis, and exhaust. If you are really set on not buying the > real part ( then get a flexible piece of pipe from > an auto parts store. They do not flex as much as the stock part, but > they might save you an expensive repair. > > Bob Don't be afraid to ask a Saab dealer for a replacement. My 2.3 n/a front pipe broke 3 days after passing an MOT !! I work in the trade an got a better price for genuine replacement, about 65 I think. -- take off "ospam" to mail me

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