1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Big lumps of metals and spanners. Including servicing and fluids.

Moderators: Moderators, User administrators

Post Reply
TomLeighton
Posts: 8
Joined: 07 Dec 2015, 14:12
80-90 Mem No: 43870
Location: Camberwell, SE London

1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by TomLeighton »

The silencer of of my 1985 t25 has cracked where it joins the rest of the exhaust and there’s a lot of rattling going on at the break.

A few questions really. Is it worth welding this back together or do silencers wear out anyway? A new one costs about £80 plus. Will a new one be quieter than a repaired old one?

Secondly could I add a catalytic converter to the system? I’m assuming some retro fitting would be required.

I have a 1.6TD JX engine and would love to make it a bit healthier for those around me if possible.

Thanks all.

Tom

User avatar
Oldiebut goodie
Posts: 6514
Joined: 18 Apr 2008, 01:19
80-90 Mem No: 11135
Location: Eastern Angle

Re: 1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by Oldiebut goodie »

1.6D 2019 VW T-Cross
200hp T6
1̶Y̶ ̶1̶9̶8̶7̶ ̶H̶i̶-̶t̶o̶p̶ ̶C̶a̶r̶a̶v̶e̶l̶l̶e̶
5̶0̶8̶d̶ ̶M̶e̶r̶c̶

TomLeighton
Posts: 8
Joined: 07 Dec 2015, 14:12
80-90 Mem No: 43870
Location: Camberwell, SE London

Re: 1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by TomLeighton »

Ohh. Thank you for that. Any idea if it’s any better/worse than those for sale at Just Kampers / Brickwerks?

Tom

User avatar
Oldiebut goodie
Posts: 6514
Joined: 18 Apr 2008, 01:19
80-90 Mem No: 11135
Location: Eastern Angle

Re: 1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by Oldiebut goodie »

I used one of those, they are usually imported from Germany, for my old 1.6, was on there for years before I upgraded the engine. It was still in good nick when removed.
If your silencer has cracked I would check that your mounting rubbers are still intact.
1.6D 2019 VW T-Cross
200hp T6
1̶Y̶ ̶1̶9̶8̶7̶ ̶H̶i̶-̶t̶o̶p̶ ̶C̶a̶r̶a̶v̶e̶l̶l̶e̶
5̶0̶8̶d̶ ̶M̶e̶r̶c̶

User avatar
Titus A Duxass
Posts: 5736
Joined: 24 Nov 2007, 08:22
80-90 Mem No: 4475
Location: Cologne

Re: 1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by Titus A Duxass »

I had a particle filter (cat) fitted to my jx many years ago, it actually didn't improve things much emission wise, it reduce my tax from 1500 yoyos down to 400. It still only got a red sticker fit the German pollution zones.
VW T3 GTi Camper 2,0l

TomLeighton
Posts: 8
Joined: 07 Dec 2015, 14:12
80-90 Mem No: 43870
Location: Camberwell, SE London

Re: 1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by TomLeighton »

Oldiebut goodie wrote: 31 Aug 2020, 14:26 I used one of those, they are usually imported from Germany, for my old 1.6, was on there for years before I upgraded the engine. It was still in good nick when removed.
If your silencer has cracked I would check that your mounting rubbers are still intact.


I'll check the mountings as well. Thank you.

I think it may have something to do with all the work that's been done on the engine recently. My (now ex) garage didn't realise you need to put in a new stretch bolt every time you tinker with the cam shaft and the old bolt cracked and destroyed the engine! Hence I have a new one, fitted by a new (amazing) garage. The van has had a lot of fussing and movements recently.

It may be worth getting new mounts anyway as they only cost a few quid.

Thanks for the advice.
Tom

TomLeighton
Posts: 8
Joined: 07 Dec 2015, 14:12
80-90 Mem No: 43870
Location: Camberwell, SE London

Re: 1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by TomLeighton »

Titus A Duxass wrote: 31 Aug 2020, 14:27 I had a particle filter (cat) fitted to my jx many years ago, it actually didn't improve things much emission wise, it reduce my tax from 1500 yoyos down to 400. It still only got a red sticker fit the German pollution zones.


Did you have it custom built? Or can you take one from a later model?
 

User avatar
Titus A Duxass
Posts: 5736
Joined: 24 Nov 2007, 08:22
80-90 Mem No: 4475
Location: Cologne

Re: 1.6 Turbo Diesel Exhaust silencer. Catalytic Converter?

Post by Titus A Duxass »

TomLeighton wrote: 31 Aug 2020, 14:47
Titus A Duxass wrote: 31 Aug 2020, 14:27 I had a particle filter (cat) fitted to my jx many years ago, it actually didn't improve things much emission wise, it reduce my tax from 1500 yoyos down to 400. It still only got a red sticker fit the German pollution zones.


Did you have it custom built? Or can you take one from a later model?
 

It was an aftermarket part from Oberland (I think)
VW T3 GTi Camper 2,0l

Post Reply