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1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust


1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
1991 VW Golf Mk2 1.8 Exhaust

Car: 1991 VW Golf Mk2 1.8 Driver

Colour: Black

Although we tend to replace our original Rover and Jeep exhausts with stainless steel exhausts at the first onset of any corrosion so that the exhausts will last as long as the vehicles, with the Volkswagen Golfs that we have had the cars themselves seem to need that much fixing and replacing of parts that we do not see the outlay of buying stainless exhausts being worth it in the long term, as we would just rather happily write the value of the Golfs off sometimes and start again with another heap of junk Golf!

Plus sometimes replacement after market exhausts are so cheap on mass-produced volume cars that it only cost a few quid to buy and replace them each time anyway, meaning that on such cars the cheaper exhaust can be re-fitted many a time before you are up to the cost of the stainless built system.



1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
With this car being driven on a daily basis, the corrosion on the exhaust was getting a bit worse than we should have let it! But with the onset of the next MOT looming, it was time something had to be done.

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
This front silencer had developed a small hole at the rear as well as another hole in the pipe.

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
The exhaust clamps that fit around the band that joins the front silencer and the front downpipe, had corroded through completely!

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
From underneath the car, here is that hole in the end of the front silencer pipe again, but from another angle.

The middle box will last a little longer.

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
Looking at tailpipe on the back box from underneath the car, you can see light through it!

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
After getting hold of the cheap replacements, they were soon put together on the car, although getting the clamps airtight was not easy, but nothing a little bit of exhaust paste could not fix.

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
Here is that nice new front box.

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
Here is that nice new 1.8 back box.

As you can see we stuck with the old middle box.

(Although see here for new middle box fitted at a later date.)

1991 VW Golf Mk2 Exhaust
The tail pipe does not look as good as the old one as this does not have a nice shiny trim like we did previously. We might re-use the old trim, or get hold of another chrome trim to suit.




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