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    HI
    I OWN A 1987 HONDA ACTY VAN ROMA HOME, SADLY MY EXHAUST IS BLOWING LIKE A GOOD ONE IM HAVING PROBLEMS TRYING TO GET IT REPAIRED, I LIVE IN MANCHESTER AREA, ID LOVE TO HEAR FROM MEMBERS WHO CAN POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO GET IT REPAIRED OR COULD I USE EXHAUST WRAP TO SOLIVE IT TEMPORARY U CAN CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL [email protected]

    ive tried many garages with no success

    many thanks mike

    #2
    Hi Mike
    if the garages around you are like ours they dont want to know repairs to parts they just want to change parts
    the labour charges for repairs are so high they would probbably outweigh the cost of a new exhaust
    and as it will probbably involve welding the preping time allone would push it too high
    what you need is a good amature mechanic ,try the local car clubs or local car rallies and talk to the ones with grubby finger nails ,we dont bite and we love to tinker with different motors ,
    bandage repairs dont usualy last long because the failure is usualy at a stress point and bandages are not that strong ,if it is just a hole in an otherwise sound pipe go for it ,but if its a break in a pipe or weld joint then you are probbably waisting your time with a bandage
    MOS

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      #3
      Some suggestions here:
      http://www.smallmotorhome.co.uk/foru...ead.php?t=2130

      A Honda garage should be able to get the part you need though. Look for a small garage rather than a big all dancing one, they are more likely to be able to fix it.

      Or try the breakers sites by googling 'Honda Acty exhaust' - you never know, someone might have one second user.

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        #4
        Hi Mike.

        I also have exhaust problems with my 1998 Duo and I am planning to go down the '' last for ever '' stainless steel route. This job will probably be done by a place I know that is more a tyre specialist than anything else. I knew them for tyres and it was only when I was asking around locally that I was informed they did all sorts of exhaust repairs too.

        Earlier this week I was obliged to come back from Northumberland with the exhaust pipe held up with good old, and very handy, bungy cord. The latch on one of the ' teardrop ' windows broke the same day
        Thank you Romahome for sending me a replacement so quickly. Mike, have a look at tyre suppliers in your area. I suppose you have Googled exhaust specialists? Good luck.

        Tony

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          #5
          MOS is giving good advice! Many temporary repairs such as exhaust bandage are just that.
          One problem is that they tend to get forgotten and when they fail it is usually very inconvenient and leaves the victim with a worse problem than the original one, often causing total stranding.
          Best avoided at all costs.
          Many of our call-outs when I was in the motor trade was to situations where home bodging had led to catastrophic breakdowns.
          Jim.
          Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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            #6
            There are many exhaust specialists around who can make or modify exhausts to fit all sorts of vehicles - usually out of stainless steel. I have repaired many exhausts in the past (because I am tight). Silencers can be repaired with sheet metal and pies can be sourced from other exhausts. The rear sectionon our current berlingo car has recently been repaired using sections from my nephew's discarded mondeo exhaust. garages will not do it because if you have to chage for labour it is not cost effective. You could also try acctyman in Bristol.

            Peter

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              #7
              As Peter says
              www.actyvan.net is worth a try he knows all about the little old honda and if he can't help he probably knows someone who can.
              Good luck with getting it sorted

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                #8
                thanks

                hi all

                thanks for all your info and advice hopefully back on the road soon.
                dont come knocking when the van is rocking

                thanks again mike

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