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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 22-04-2015, 13:19 Thread Starter
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Exhaust part needed

Hi,

Sitting outside for lunch yesterday and noticed something hanging under the van. Turns out the end pipe has broken on the exhaust and needs replacing. Local company say they'll need to source a piece of pipe as it's not standard Ducato due to the extra width on the motorhome.

Does anyone happen to know if there's a piece of pipe out there that just does the trick "off the shelf"? It's a Frankia 740, 2.8l.

Bit of a long shot, I know, but worth a try!

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It'll be the diameter as other similar vans, so a breakers yard, or get under and measure the OD and go to a steel, stockholders for an offcut.
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Thanks, Kev_n_Liz.

The guy at the yard who checked it over is going to do that, I think.

Just wondered if maybe there was an obvious replacement part, like a part from another van that just happened to be the right length with the rolled end to finish it off.

Fortunately it's the end pipe after the box, so doesn't make that awful racket you get when the silencer's gone!

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Thanks, Kev_n_Liz.

The guy at the yard who checked it over is going to do that, I think.

Just wondered if maybe there was an obvious replacement part, like a part from another van that just happened to be the right length with the rolled end to finish it off.

Fortunately it's the end pipe after the box, so doesn't make that awful racket you get when the silencer's gone!

Steve
Has it gone all the way back to the box or just the end, what I mean is would one of these get you out of trouble
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I reckon a good foot length has broken off, leaving about 8ins before you get to the box. The bit that broke off also has a slight double curve, so I guess it's made to fit through the alko chassis member.

Sounds like, as you said, a piece will need to be made up and fitted.

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I wondered what year your van is, as I think I am correct in saying that it is only pre 2007 vans that are having this problem with the exhaust. typed that with fingers crossed.

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Hi Cabby,

It's a 2005, so looks like you're right.

Being ten years old I just thought the exhaust had probably just reached the end of its life.

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