Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Downpipe Done!

Managed to get the new downpipe fitted a few days ago. I was gonna DIY it but after removing the undertray and diffuser I seen how bad the access was so took it to a local garage. Only cost £22 so hardly a massive expense.

Cannot believe the difference in sound, its so much quieter. Starting to notice all the other little squeaks and rattles now though ":-("

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Downpipe ordered

I haven't really found any decent second hand downpipes so have ordered a new one from


I'm hoping it will be here before the weekend but I doubt it somehow. Hopefully it wont be too hard to fit.

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Another downpipe dead

As suspected, I checked the downpipe this morning and can see quite a big hole in the rear part of the flexi section which is causing the monster noise. I've placed a few 'wanted' ads on some of the Lotus sites before commiting to buying a new one.

I'm also gonna be brave and fit it myself when I get hold of the parts. The nuts shouldn't be too rusted on since its only been on the car a few months.