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Another mornings spannering to finish the exhaust off today. 
Again, despite its shitty appearance it actually came apart really easily. There were no leaks on the tailpipe, but it was really really rusty, looked awful and had flakes of rust falling off it so since I was doing the exhaust anyway and the new part was cheap, why not.

On these the rear silencer is just behind the rear bumper area and the tailpipe is a short ‘S’ bend bit of tube that fits on separate just to clear the bumper. A single exhaust U clamp holds it in place. The old rusty one undid without snapping off and simply twisting the old tailpipe side to side was enough to release it from the back box pipe stub. No drama!

I used some emery paper to clean up the stub on the back box, then a smear of exhaust paste to seal the joint. Tailpipe shoved on, lined up straight and the new clamp tightened had it sorted. Looks 100% better now. 

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I managed to get a set of new HT leads too, so these went on next. Bosch ones too, no less! The old ones were just cheapo unbranded ones I put on when I first got the car and had started corroding on their terminals and had started going hard with age.

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Heres the old bits. Yes, that is black silicone sealer around the old tailpipe! Someone had used that instead of proper exhaust paste to seal the old one!! Fuck knows why!?

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I couldn’t be bothered doing the diff oil today... couldn’t be arsed getting the trolley jack out! So I’ll do that another day.

 

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2 hours ago, Shirley Knott said:

Good work man, Bosch leads FTW!

When I set about changing the dif oil on my old 940 I was *thrilled to find it didn't actually have a drain plug... I think the earlier cars do though?

I ended up using a Pela to vacuum the old stuff out- not ideal.

 

I don’t think this cars got a drain plug either. Unless it’s hidden under all the muck! Pretty sure my old saloon did though, which was only 6 months or so older. 
I’ll probably do as you did tbh, and use a pump to suck it out. If I’ve got enough oil I might use a bit to flush it down then drain out again before refilling.

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