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2018/03/26 21:47:17 (permalink)

Exhaust Tip Fitting

Hi all,
 
After a run out in my C2 on Saturday, I detected a rattle from the rear of my car (I'm always listening out for the new rattles from my car). Suspecting the end of the world (M96) I braced myself for the bill. Upon closer inspection the right hand exhaust tip was wobbly. I gave a kick (I am such a technician) it seemed very loose. After letting things cool down i checked the state of affairs and noted major corrosion of the exhaust clamp. I have now purchased a new clamp, but the fitting of the tip seems to be escaping me. The question I have is... do I need to remove the bumper to gain access to refit the exhaust tip. Anyone else have any experience of this please?

Dan
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 2
2012 Skoda Citigo (59hp)

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    andywill
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2018/03/26 23:42:51 (permalink)
    Hi Dan
    There have been quite a few incidents of this as our cars get older. It’s a bit of a pain to get to but it can be done without removing the bumper, you will need deep sockets and a universal angle adapter to make life easier.
    If you need to remove the bumper details are on the link below.
    https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-Turbo/05-BODY-Rear_Bumper_Removal/05-BODY-Rear_Bumper_Removal.htm
    Good luck
    Andy

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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2018/03/27 06:21:06 (permalink)
    The same thing happened to me on Sunday but I watched my offside exhaust tip disappear off the back of my car through my rear view mirror on a dual carriage way at 70mph. The is the second time this has happened to me. On the first occasion I lost the tip so had to source another one which took a while to find a matching 2nd hand one.
     
    This time miraculously I was a able to pull over & park on a parallel slip road. I eventually retrieved a slightly scuffed but otherwise intact exhaust tip. V lucky no-one ran over it & I was most relieved it didn't cause anyone behind me any damage!
    Clearly an issue with rusting clamps. 
     

    Dave S
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2018/03/27 11:22:09 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info, I will persevere with a deep socket. First go made me think 3 arms might be helpful too! 

    Dan
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2018/03/27 20:47:28 (permalink)
    You can remove the rear bumper or PU. Whilst it relatively easy, you are likely to find some of the fixings rusted, leading to half a day remove it!
    You can remove the tips and whole exhaust system without removing the PU. If you can get the rear raised, access to the end tips is straightforward. The old fixings maybe heavily corroded. Then the easiest is to use an angle grinder to remove in 5 mins! A cheap angle-grinder is worth its weight in gold from any reputable DIY store.  I removed the whole muffler with tip and removed the tips on a bench, but that might be an overkill for your situation.
    The fixings can be tricky to refit, but I recommend OEM where possible - I've used cheap fixings and they ended up in the bin.

    Tony
    1999 996 Carrera 4 - Ocean Blue
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2018/04/02 10:07:48 (permalink)
    My local non-specialist garage in Witney (Autocare Express) were able to supply and use a standard clamp and refit for the total of £18 per side (a year apart).  A bit fiddly for them but being able to get it up on a proper hoist helped considerably.  Money well spent.  If one side has gone the other is likely not far behind as when the first went the other looked okay but within a year also needed replacing.

    Steve Andrews
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2018/04/15 20:47:36 (permalink)
    Well, thanks again forum! great advice and as a result I got the tips fitted this weekend. It was fiddly and took a few goes to make sure I 'caught' the pipes correctly, plus needed the help of another pair of hands. 
     
    Thanks again.

    Dan
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/13 09:54:30 (permalink)
    An old thread I know but are the exhaust tips inter changeable between 996 years? Mine is a 1998 and has the pea shooters fitted but I’ve seen some for sale that have a part number of 996 11 252 55 with 99 04 underneath
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/13 10:14:36 (permalink)
    Assuming the part number is 996 111 252 55 then they will fit a pre-facelift 996.  (99 04 will be the year/week number of manufacture). 

    FYI, the facelift cars had a deeper skirt on the rear PU, and the exhaust tips have a longer 'downpipe' to compensate.

    Richard
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/13 10:43:25 (permalink)
    Thanks Richard, that’s really useful info and means I should buy these! :)
    ...and yes, it should been 111 and not 11. 
     
    Many thanks
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/13 11:14:02 (permalink)
    ARGGH! I missed out because I put a stupid bid in, what is wrong with me??
     
    :(
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/15 09:05:51 (permalink)
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/17 17:20:50 (permalink)
    sillysally1
    ARGGH! I missed out because I put a stupid bid in, what is wrong with me??
     
    :(


    I missed out too so we may have been bidding against each other! £36 was a bargain for whoever got them
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/17 17:40:33 (permalink)
    Damn that winner! Can’t believe I didn’t put a high bid in!
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/17 19:35:50 (permalink)
    sillysally1
    Should I go after market? 
     
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253872119192


    The tips don't fit the same way as those:
     

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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/17 20:08:22 (permalink)
    Richard_Hamilton
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    Should I go after market? 
     
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253872119192


    The tips don't fit the same way as those:
     


    I’ve got the old pee shooter tail pipes so need something to fit over them or the originals...will try and dig out a pic
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/17 20:12:17 (permalink)
    Hmmm, need a Flickr account 
     
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/18 10:55:18 (permalink)
    The chrome tailpipe is a shield that is welded to the curved pipe joining the muffler, so aftermarket will not fit. The only way would be to have custom tailpipes fabricated. Something I plan to do on mine on future project.  So earlier '911' tailpipes will not fit either.

    Tony
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    Re: Exhaust Tip Fitting 2019/07/18 11:57:01 (permalink)
    Oh :(
     
    ill have to keep a look out for some bargainous second hand ones in that case, thanks for the info
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