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Car Exhausts Last Longer-There is No Doubt that Modern Cars Exhaust System Lasts Much Longer

Car Exhausts Last Longer

Car Exhausts Last Longer

Bosal exhaust products are aluminised to last longer

Car Exhausts Last Longer

The good old car exhaust is undoubtedly a distress purchase. it can also be an expensive purchase. However most small to medium cars are reasonably priced and affordable.

Your car exhaust is one of the most unnoticed parts of your car. Of course, unless you are a real car enthusiast. A lot of car enthusiasts actually replace their original car exhaust to better looking twin sports tail pipes.

This improvement also helps to better the car’s performance. For those who just buy cars to get them from A to B then  perhaps they only notice those car exhaust pipes when they start to blow or make a loud noise.

When you bring your noisy car into Pellon Autocentre in Halifax then we will be inspecting your cars exhaust. So we will start the engine and then check your cars exhaust. Hence, from the front all the way to the end of the tail pipe.

Car Exhausts Last Longer

There are many places that your exhaust can blow from. Most of the time, the car’s exhaust system will develop a leak where the exhaust manifold connects to the cylinder head. When you start your engine, there is a thermal expansion and contraction that happens and it places much stress in your exhaust manifold gasket.

leaking exhaust pipes should be looked at as soon as possible. Leaks can be very dangerous. Especially on older cars. Newer cars have on board computers that regulate the emissions. Of course this makes the gases emitted less poisonous than the used to. Therefore it is less likely that you would be able to harm yourself as it would on some older cars.

Car Exhausts Last Longer

Old mild steel exhaust box well corroded

In the older cars then It is a direct path for carbon monoxide poisoning. These older cars are now off the road so self harming is no longer a problem. In the past ten years there has been marked improvement in the quality and longevity of car exhaust systems. Better materials and welding techniques have improved no end.

Car Exhausts Last Longer made by robots

Robots do 90% of the welding, making mistakes a thing of the past. As a result many blowing exhausts would have started out as low quality welding. Once the rust sets in then there is no stopping it and this ends up as a blowing and noisy exhaust pipe. Not too long ago then there were companies who made low quality exhaust systems. Consequently, these were known as budget brands. For this reason these exhausts were ill fitting and did not last more than a year.

These days aluminium systems that are welded by robots. Coupled with the fact that they have to connect up to a valuable catalytic converter. So have seen a huge rise in the longevity of these systems some lasting for up to ten years.

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Talbot Express Camper Van- turns up with a broken EXHAUST MANIFOLD parts Difficult to Find?

Talbot Express Camper Van

Talbot Express Camper Van

We located a second hand exhaust manifold for this Talbot Express

When this vehicle pulled in, the name reminded me of a car that I bought in 1979. I had forgotten the name “Talbot Express” ever existed, but it brought back great memories of my early days as a young mechanic.

Talbot Express

Commer van conversion

I attended the local college in the nearby town of Batley here in West Yorkshire, as an apprentice mechanic, studying to pass my mechanics exam. All the guys in my class worked for different garages from all the Towns in the area. As you can imagine over the course some of us became great friends. One of them worked as an apprentice mechanic at a “Rootes Group Garage”. He worked on models from Hillman the Hunter and the more famous Hillman imp, a competitor for the BMC Minis that were very popular then. He also worked on Humber,Singers,Talbots and Commer vans.

Talbot Express Camper Van

Talbot Express

Talbot Express in for his exhaust blowing

He told me that Talbot was bringing out a new model called the “Horizon”. I was in the market for a new car at the time, and so went on a test drive. So was very impressed and struck a good deal with the salesman, buying a new Light green car. Thinking this car was wonderful and my girlfriend at the time (soon to be my wife) and I toured Europe in the car without any problems what so ever. I believe we had the car for ten years before selling it.

The Talbot express auto sleeper that came in for the exhaust manifold fitting was a 1986 model and in pretty good condition. They were made between 1981 and 1993 and were sold in the UK only as Talbots. The same model was sold in other parts of Europe under other marques, they were also known as the Alfa Romeo AR6, and in France the Peugeot J5 and the Citroen C25, and they were the last of any Talbot model to be sold in the UK.

Exhaust manifold was fixed and then an  added bonus of an immaculately restored Commer van conversion

In the same day we also had an added bonus of Commer Van converted into a motor home. The van was in for an MOT test and a few other jobs doing. But I could not resist taking some pictures for the Pellon Tyre blog. The model we had in was a 1974 model. Significantly, they dropped the “Commer” name a couple of years later in 1976.

2nd hand manifold fitted

Article and photos by Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

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Cheap Exhaust Pipes-Not Any More? Why are they more expensive on modern cars?

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

Different reasons why the Cheap Exhaust Pipes cost more.

Going way back in time. I can remember when we used to buy Cheap Exhaust Pipes in bulk quantities. Until changes started to happen. Because, car manufacturers became computerized . Therefore, they were able to change car designs and shapes at a much faster pace.

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

A modern exhaust part costs more but better made

The car models.  When I first started fitting car “Exhaust Pipes”. Were fitted for years before they were changed. Hence, cars like the Vauxhall Viva (remember the old vivas?), Vauxhall Cavaliers, the Minis . Of course, the VW beetles were also very common. Because these cars were built in such huge quantities we could buy the Cheap Exhaust Pipes in bulk and pass the savings onto the customers.

After the start up of Kwik-fit many smaller companies like my self started up as Tyre and Exhaust centres and because they were a relatively new concept we enjoyed great success and thrived, with Cheap Exhaust Pipes one of big sellers.

No internet selling exhaust pipes

Of course things changed with the advent of the internet. At first it did not affect us , but the old faithful car models began to decline followed by cars that were built in smaller quantities with different designs and engine sizes within the same car models. This meant different exhaust fitted to the same models, for example the same car may have a 1.1 or a 2.0 litre engine requiring a different exhaust system to be fitted. This change made it

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

badly repaired exhaust box two

difficult to keep a large stock of exhausts at Cheap Exhaust Pipes prices, because of the vastness of the stock we would require.

Cheap Exhaust Pipes

This brought a string of large exhaust wholesalers selling Cheap Exhaust Pipes to the fast fit centres and regular garages. Here in Halifax we had five companies who were wholesaling exhausts  and this meant that another string of costs were added to the price of an exhaust pipe to the general pubic and therefore a rise in cost.

Also better manufacturing methods made the exhaust pipes last longer

As time went by Cheap Exhaust Pipes were not as important to us fast-fit centres and we went onto other things such as servicing and MOT testing, also car batteries became a more important of our business, although we still fit exhausts, but nowadays they are better made and last much longer than they used to last, but better quality means that the motorists get a better deal with a better product, but at a much higher price.

This post was written by Eric Roberts a member of  Point-S

Exhaust Systems Explained-What does your Car Exhaust System (Muffler) DO ?

 Exhaust Systems Explained

To most of our customers, the exhaust system is just something that hangs underneath their car and when it breaks it makes a loud noise and costs a lot of money to replace. Well the

Exhaust Systems Explained

Exhaust Systems Explained; A van having a new exhaust system fitted in Halifax West Yorkshire

second part is true they do now cost a lot of money to replace, especially if you include the catalytic converter in with the price.

 

The first thing that your exhaust does is to transfer the gases produced by your engine from the front of the car (the engine) to the rear of the car, expelling the gases into the atmosphere. In the olden days pre-emission testing days, the gases were a high pollutant, but now because of the new car technology, cars produce far less toxic gases than they used to.

The exhaust system usually comprises of three or four different parts depending on the model and engine size of the car.

They start at the front of the car with the catalytic converter, which is connected via a normal piece of pipe to one or two silencer boxes and sometimes a piece of chrome pipe to add a finish as the exhaust system leaves the underneath of your car. The catalytic converter reduces the amount of CO2 gases that leave the engine, by filtering the gases through micro porous ceramic honey comb type structures, the emissions are monitored through lambda sensors that are screwed into the cat and send messages to the on board computer that all modern cars have.

The rest of the exhaust is pretty simple in comparison to the cat. The exhaust system boxes are filled with a fibreglass type material that quietens the sound made by the engine. In the USA, these are called “mufflers” because put simply they muffle or quieten the sound as it enters the box. Exhaust systems are probably one of the few things that differ in quality, a cheap exhaust system will probably only last for about 18 months, but a much better system say one that is made by a company called “Bosal” will last up to four times, because of the superior quality of the metals used in the making of the parts.

What can go wrong with your exhaust system? 

Exhaust Systems Explained

Exhaust Systems Explained; Bosal exhausts are one of the best

 

Well starting at the front, a big problem is from the gasket that bolts your exhaust system to the engine. This gasket can become worn and deteriorate because of the high temperature omitted by the engine. When this happens the noise will be deafening, but they are not usually difficult to fix. The next problem is just common old rust. The complete Car Exhaust system is attacked by rust from the day that the car hits the road. Also to add to this is salt, especially here in the UK where we use in Winter in great quantities. Eventually, the rust will attack the most vulnerable parts of the exhaust and a piece will fall off. Stainless steel exhaust system is the only cure for this problem but, they cost two or three times the price of mild steel systems in the first place, so they are not always a viable alternative. For a free no obligation quote on a catalytic converter or exhaust system checks  out our web site if you have Catalytic Converter Problems.

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Winter Tyres and Lucas Car Battery  industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with

Exhaust Systems Explained

Exhaust Systems Explained; A modern diesel exhaust system come s with a diesel particulate filter DPF

cars and their related products that will help my business.