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Exhaust pipe Snapped

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Hi all, I was driving the van this morning and noticed the engine being a bit louder than usual. Sounded like a really cool tractor.

Anyhow parked up had a look underneath....

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Any advise on how best to play this. Its a stainless exhaust...

I think my issues with the lack of support to the silencer has come to bite me on the a*** and caused the snap.Cant think of any other reason why it might have happened??
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Bit late now but shortly after buying my van it had a stainless steel exhaust fitted but I noticed that the silencer looked as if its reliance on support was from the other piping so added another hanger support near to it. for good measure, I think I will have another look tomorrow.
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You only have two options really , either take it off and get it repaired by a welder who can weld SS , or buy another zorst , because no matter what other bodgery you try , it’s always going to be a problem ...

 
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Mocki wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 19:11 You only have two options really , either take it off and get it repaired by a welder who can weld SS , or buy another zorst , because no matter what other bodgery you try , it’s always going to be a problem ...



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Doesn't look like Stainless....

Try it with a magnet
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that can be mig welded easy enough, then make sure all the brackets etc are in place

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tobydog wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 19:30 Doesn't look like Stainless....

Try it with a magnet

ha, will do, i think its just lost its new shine after 6 years of abuse
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thanks all will get it looked at and hopefully get some bracket made for the silencer
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That's a VWSpeedshop exhaust. Should be guaranteed for life. Maybe ring Paul and ask?

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Stainless is noted for that sort of cracking especially at weld points and with vibration. Something to do with the migration of the chromium within the weld area IIRC.
A magnet will usually stick to 304 stainless - very few are made with 316 due to the expense.
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304 / 316 are austenitic Stainless Steels (capitalised cos it's a trademark :wink: ).  Austenitic steels can be partially magnetic, do a magnet test and compare it with a fully magnetic type steel to feel the difference.

Try surface grinding high chrome steel on a mag chuck, it dont stick very well, I found that one out as an apprentice 8)
 
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cheers all, Have emailed Paul at VWspeedshop and also booked it in with Charlie at Prospeed to repair (hopefully)
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