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Old 10-18-2016, 11:16 PM
Dragon_Lance Dragon_Lance is offline
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540i Exhaust break

Hello all, I'm a new member here, but I've been using this site for years now.

I have a 1995 540i/6 and I dropped my exhaust today in order to remove the rear subframe for an overhaul.

The exhaust came out easily, but I then discovered that the clamps that connect between the catalytic converters and the resonator are simply disintegrating from rust.


One of them has completely broken apart and the other is close to doing the same.

Has anyone else had this problem? Or is it just the price I pay for living in Wisconsin?

I'm considering taking the exhaust to a shop to see if they can fix up a solution, but I'd like to hear from people here first.

The rest of the system is in decent shape, so I certainly don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a new exhaust.
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:46 AM
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Are you open to having an aftermarket, performance, vocal or custom set of pipes made? Now would be the time.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:18 AM
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Are you open to having an aftermarket, performance, vocal or custom set of pipes made? Now would be the time.
I definitely prefer the jet engine whoosh sound of the stock exhaust over the muscle car rumble that I've heard from other options.

I suppose another repair option would be to put in a sleeve.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:28 PM
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You can buy the clasps. They have a hinge so you can attach.


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Old 10-19-2016, 02:06 PM
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You can buy the clasps. They have a hinge so you can attach.


Andy
Where would those be sold? I've looked on FCP, Bavauto, Pelican, etc. and haven't seen anything like that.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:45 PM
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I believe I found them on Autozones site.


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Old 10-19-2016, 02:49 PM
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This might help


http://www.exx.se/maintenance/exhaus...ge/index.shtml


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Old 10-19-2016, 09:04 PM
Mr._Graybeard Mr._Graybeard is offline
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Where in Wisconsin are you, Lance?
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:31 AM
Dragon_Lance Dragon_Lance is offline
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Thanks for the link, Andy. That looks like a very good solution.

I'm in western Wisconsin, near Black River Falls.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:38 AM
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I drove through BRF a few weeks ago on my way to St. Paul. Pretty country.
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