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The back box just dropped off our 2002 TDCi 130 this evening. It actually corroded at the front weld of the back box where I guess it's most exposed to road spray.

Where's the best place to get a replacement? Anyone know what Ford charge?? The original has held on for 150k so I may buy a genuine replacement.

-Peter
 

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Man in a Jag
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Not entirely sure you would get a genuine replacement - if by that you mean exact to the one that was on the factory. When I had the exhaust done on my old MK2 - the original was a single one peice unit, whereas replacements are in 3 pieces. I know the MK3 exhaust is made up of about 4 parts - not sure if the original is just one part though like the MK2. I got mine done at Kwik-Fit because they were by far the cheapest.

Anyway, the best thing to do in phone around, phone the Ford Dealer to get a price then ring places like ATS and Kwik Fit to see how they compare. Any replacement exhaust should be the same as the original that was on there in the first place - so long as you go to somewhere reputable it shouldnt matter where you get it done and it should last as long as the original.
 

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The weak points on any exhaust are the weldes and thats because the welding process removes the zinc coating (galvanisation) so it has less protection at those points.

If I were you I'd concider finding a local stainless steel exhaust centre such as longlife of someone. These custom make exhaust with nice rear pipes for about the same price as manufacturers charge.
 

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Rapid Fit will fit genuine Ford Parts, you'll be suprised to find they're no more expensive than the aftermarket ones and IIRC you used to get a 2 year guarantee.
 
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