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Flex pipe

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by shadow99, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. shadow99

    shadow99 New Member

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    Got my 1st exhaust problem/leak on this Escort.

    The flex pipe has rusted away at the pipe it connects to closest to the front.
    Is this thing replaceable by cutting it out and finding another or does the pipe from the bolt on connection including the flex pipe have to be replaced?
    Can a straight piece of pipe be put there instead?

    What diameter is the exhaust pipe on a 1996 - 1.9?
  2. win0857

    win0857 FEOA Member

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    you need the flex.The pipe is 2" and any good exhaust shop should be able to weld one in for $100. or so depending on where you live.



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    I had to order a whole new piece when mine when out cost my hundred and thirty somthin
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    Without the flex section your exhaust pipes would either bend,
    (reducing flow= BAD), or crack.
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    win0857 FEOA Member

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    The pipe cracks/brakes without the flex.I have seen people weld in a straight pipe but they allways crack.The pipes on these cars is stainless and we weld flexes in all the time.The pipes will last almost forever!
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    Thanks guys.
    A local parts place has flex pipes with flanges meant to be installed after cutting out a bad one and that could be had for about $50. A couple cuts, a couple clamps and about 15 minutes would do it. Should be a fairly easy fix and $25 of the $50 saved can be spent on beer :)

    I just need to get back under there and measure the length, and double check the pipe size.
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    Stock exhaust pipe is 1-7/8", not 2".
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    Yes, 1-7/8" od and 1-3/4" id
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    Look at the rest of the pipe and see if it's worth just doing the flex pipe. I did mine and and it lasted 6 months before I had the pipe break further up by the flange to the cat. I should have done the whoel pipe to begin with and paid more by doing this...
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