Exhaust flexi pipe degradation.

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JurassicGTS
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Post by JurassicGTS » Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:26 pm

The rattle from my exhaust has been diagnosed as the flexi pipes.
Apparently there is a service bulletin out to change these for the upgraded part if client notices any noise, so anyone with a slight rattling exhaust contact your OPC.
During change the catalyser bolts sheared so my car is still in the OPC as new catalytic converters have to be ordered and fitted and these have to come from Germany.
I have a nice silver 2.0 Macan for the time being, but a huge difference to the GTS.
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Post by gasgas1 » Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:49 am

but a huge difference to the GTS.

better or worse?

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Post by Tim92gts » Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:59 pm

They were always a bit of a pain on my Alfas, it's very hard to find anything flexible that will last when that hot and bending.
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JurassicGTS
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Post by JurassicGTS » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:21 pm

gasgas1 wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:49 am
but a huge difference to the GTS.

better or worse?
I did a 250 run in the car.
MPG around town seemed no better than my GTS at 22-24 however once out on the open road I was seeing 32, whereas the GTS is around 26-28.
Engine is a bit harsh and rough sounding at lower revs, but once on the move I was surprised by the smoothness and the performance.
It's not up in the GTS league, but for daily driving quite impressive.
However the sound is sooo disappointing.
I liked the new dash screen, but the sat nav was useless and despite reading the manuals whilst waiting for an appointment, I couldn't see how you can delete previous destinations.
8/10 for a car with 2/3rds of an engine👍
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MY2014 Boxster S GT Silver Anniversary spec.
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2006 Merecedes Benz 500SL Brilliant silver
2016 Mazda CX3 Pearlescent white (dogs)

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Post by pmg » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:32 pm

JurassicGTS wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:21 pm
gasgas1 wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:49 am
but a huge difference to the GTS.

better or worse?
I did a 250 run in the car.
MPG around town seemed no better than my GTS at 22-24 however once out on the open road I was seeing 32, whereas the GTS is around 26-28.
Engine is a bit harsh and rough sounding at lower revs, but once on the move I was surprised by the smoothness and the performance.
It's not up in the GTS league, but for daily driving quite impressive.
However the sound is sooo disappointing.
I liked the new dash screen, but the sat nav was useless and despite reading the manuals whilst waiting for an appointment, I couldn't see how you can delete previous destinations.
8/10 for a car with 2/3rds of an engine👍
And also a "Gen 2" S or GTS on open road is often in region 28 to 30mpg but without a Gen 1 GTS engine sound.
2019 Macan S Porsche code PKW8WKI8

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Post by AllanG » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:17 pm

^^^^^ This video shows how to delete previous destinations from the sat nav....all very straightforward and easy 👍👍

Allan

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