Exhaust System

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Tim Leech
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Exhaust System

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:08 pm

I shall be fitting a new exhaust to the GT soon ready for France, the front pipe is tired as is the middle pipe.

My question is would a complete new system from a GTi 8v fit and is there any benefit? I know it's bigger bore so would maybe give better performance?
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: Exhaust System

Post by Jaba » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:51 pm

Well it will fit Tim. But don't expect a performance gain as it has an additional silencer.
If you get a failure in France you can still get BX replacements next day. I would just change the dodgy bits and cruise serenely around France.
If anything is going to fail, and I have a track record in this area, it will not be anything you can predict.
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Re: Exhaust System

Post by Kitch » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:47 am

The silencer won't make much/any difference to performance, but the fact the GT has a smaller valve head, milder cam and restrictive carburettor than the GTi that the exhaust is designed for, will probably account for the lack of performance increase :D

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: Exhaust System

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:10 pm

Ok chaps thanks, I will just fit a new front pipe and hockey-stick, she does go well but any extra is always useful.

They list a K&N panel style for it (same as early Diesel) which fits inside the existing round holder, so may get one of those as its only £35 (although I have two new foam ones somewhere !)
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Exhaust System

Post by Kitch » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:13 pm

Tim Leech wrote:They list a K&N panel style for it (same as early Diesel) which fits inside the existing round holder, so may get one of those as its only £35
And does absolutely nothing Tim, except waste your money.