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    Flexi joints can do one

    Related to the bad batches of car parts rant, this is my flexi joint rant. They're junk.

    This is just over 2 years old, it's not particularly exposed as there is an undertray beneath it. It does get hot (being the exhaust manifold), but still. Just garbage.


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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    What's your proposed alternative?

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Replace the manifold with one that doesn't use flexi joints.

    Something like this which uses slip joints instead, or even one with solid pipes.


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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Hi Butcher, I know nothing about cars other than they have four wheels and get me from A to B (usually), but I've been taking lessons in reasoning and astract thought recently, and it's my interpretation that the engine is clearly running too hot and you have used the wrong fuel. That or it's clearly not fit for purpose. That's why they improved the MOT recently to stop these dangerous cars being on the road. We should crush all cars older than 3 years and make everyone buy new ones. That will solve all the problems created by <insert random politician>. Do I get an amen?

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    We should crush all cars older than 3 years and make everyone buy new ones. That will solve all the problems created by <insert random politician>. Do I get an amen?
    you'll get chased, caught, tied up and pulled apart by my cars that are all over 3 years old

    I will then say amen over your twitching corpse.

    3 years.... i know a troll when I smell one. and trolls get short shrift

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    you'll get chased, caught, tied up and pulled apart by my cars that are all over 3 years old

    I will then say amen over your twitching corpse.

    3 years.... i know a troll when I smell one. and trolls get short shrift
    Well, Zak, let me enlighten you. You've obviously not read the Grenfell cladding or Life on Mars threads, where you will be sufficiently educated in these new found ways of higher reasoning. Trolling? Moi. Noooo. I just think in a higher plane than others. Here's a weblink that proves it:



    See? Utterly dangerous, we need to crush them all.

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    The flex joint corroding and blowing seems to be another 'signature feature' on BMWs... I've replaced several this month.


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    3 years.... i know a troll when I smell one. and trolls get short shrift
    Is there not a difference between actual trolling and simply winding someone up?

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Is the angle on that photo right?

    I take it from that picture that the pipe is designed such that on short journeys acidic condensate will puddle in the flexible bit as it is the bottom of a "U" shaped bit?

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Is there not a difference between actual trolling and simply winding someone up?
    well that depends on your opinion surely?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Is the angle on that photo right?

    I take it from that picture that the pipe is designed such that on short journeys acidic condensate will puddle in the flexible bit as it is the bottom of a "U" shaped bit?
    What are you worrying about the pipe for? The image I posted clearly shows there are bigger things to worry about - like those flailing limbs.

    <man this troll lark is easy when you get into the swing of it>

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Is the angle on that photo right?

    I take it from that picture that the pipe is designed such that on short journeys acidic condensate will puddle in the flexible bit as it is the bottom of a "U" shaped bit?
    The photo is taken from above, so that blown bit is actually towards the front of the engine bay. You can just about make out the radiator fan at the bottom of the picture.

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    well that depends on your opinion surely?
    Nope. Only on the opinion of whoever wields the Banhammer...

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Nope. Only on the opinion of whoever wields the Banhammer...
    ah well, you just said "nope" and therefore disagreed with me. I shall immediately report you to the mods and get this thread closed because I'm clearly not going to convince you of my brilliance...

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    This is just over 2 years old, it's not particularly exposed as there is an undertray beneath it.
    There is some rust along the underside of it, though, suggesting that the road cack is getting in somewhere... If it were just the heat, I'd expect it to be more around the whole as it is with the collar. The connector beneath is slightly gacky, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    ah well, you just said "nope" and therefore disagreed with me. I shall immediately report you to the mods and get this thread closed because I'm clearly not going to convince you of my brilliance...
    Might wanna start your own thread and then report me there, though, rather than derail this good chap's one any further.
    No point in trolling if your Billy Goats Gruff aren't crossing that particular bridge...

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    There is some rust along the underside of it, though, suggesting that the road cack is getting in somewhere... If it were just the heat, I'd expect it to be more around the whole as it is with the collar. The connector beneath is slightly gacky, too.
    That's not the underside, it's the front. The lower flexi seems less knackered if anything.

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    There is some rust along the underside of it, though, suggesting that the road cack is getting in somewhere... If it were just the heat, I'd expect it to be more around the whole as it is with the collar. The connector beneath is slightly gacky, too.


    Might wanna start your own thread and then report me there, though, rather than derail this good chap's one any further.
    No point in trolling if your Billy Goats Gruff aren't crossing that particular bridge...
    fair point, and sorry Butcher - I merely posted it here as I know you're familiar with the threads.

    looking objectively at the photo. Is the rusting to the bottom worse inside or outside? If inside is it being driven by condensation inside the pipe? If so, is that part of the exhaust meant to be getting any water vapour? (Like I say, I really don't know too much about the finer details of car workings)

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    Re: Flexi joints can do one

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    That's not the underside, it's the front. The lower flexi seems less knackered if anything.
    long shot, it's not near the air-con heat exchanger is it?

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