Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

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Ric220
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Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Ric220 » 30 May 2017, 13:55

Hi all. The (probably original) exhaust on my 3.0TD 4x4 has finally died. All 3 boxes are holed and it's currently only staying attached to the van because of the 2 coat hangers I've used to bodge it together! I'm wondering whether fitting a replacement (ebay or BBC) is a DIY job? It doesn't look difficult except there's not much space where it links to the turbo so access might be tricky. Anyone fitted one? I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks a lot.

Mike in France
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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Mike in France » 30 May 2017, 22:01

I have fitted a part exhaust to my Granvia without any problems but I was able to use the car lift at the local garage so I had good access under the car. Being on the elderly side it was a great help to have the car up at a good working height. I bought the replacement part system including new bolts, rubber hangers and gaskets from a Toyota main dealer who ordered the parts via Japan. The parts were dearer than those available from EBay but fitted without any problem.

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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby daveveal » 30 May 2017, 22:45

A while ago there was a company offering full stainless steel exhausts for the Granvia fitted for £300

You might find it if you use Google (other search engines are available)

Dave
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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby daveveal » 30 May 2017, 22:47

There you go:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-GRANVIA-EXHAUST-SYSTEM-STAINLESS-STEEL-/172686688896
R 613 PEL - 1998 2wd Diesel self-build camper. Pearl white over gold. New Forest, Hampshire

Ric220
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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Ric220 » 30 May 2017, 23:03

Many thanks for replies. Stainless steel sounds good although cost is very important. I've emailed them for quote. On mine there's a joint at the front with springs attached to the joint. What are they for and could they make things tricky? Thanks for all replies.

Fiddler
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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Fiddler » 01 Jun 2017, 19:39

Hi,

My rear tailpipe recently fell off 2 days after an MOT at a Toyota main dealer (I believe the tester was a little heavy handed with the screwdriver when checking for holes).
Toyota quoted me around £270 just for a back box (3.0TD).
The back box is still in place (not noisy) and there doesn't appear to be any exhaust leakage to the cab but there is soot visable on the rear bumper and I'd like to get it fixed.
I've been quoted £500 locally or I have the other option of ebay £300 but have to drive around 450 miles which will be around £120 in fuel.

I'm going for the local option (Surrey). The company have been around for years and provide a lifetime guarantee.
I can provide details if anybody is interested.

I've only ever bought stainless exhausts for my vehicles as they last (supposedly forever).

Alec

Mike in France
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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Mike in France » 02 Jun 2017, 09:29

When I bough a back box from a Toyota dealer it cost me just under £140 - a bit of a discrepancy or else the Pound is worth a lot less now than it was then.

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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Fiddler » 02 Jun 2017, 17:10

I'll double check but I think my quote included fitting (as do the other 2 stainless ones).

Ric220
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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Ric220 » 02 Jun 2017, 20:46

Many thanks all for the advice. I'll let you know how it goes. Monday morning, I'm going in...

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Re: Is fitting full exhaust to 3.0TD a straighforward DIY job??

Postby Ric220 » 30 Jun 2017, 09:11

Many apologies for not getting back to everyone re how it went, especially after all your helpful advice.

Well in a word, badly! The 3 studs where the exhaust meets the manifold were totally seized. Gallons of wd40, several grazed knuckles and lots of swearing couldn't get them to budge. I didn't want to apply too much pressure as the nuts were surprisingly small and could have sheared. So, I paid a garage to fit it. I was pleased to hear that they needed to heat the nuts up to red hot to get them to shift - not something I could have done. Changing the filters etc was relatively dead easy! The van sounds silent now with the new exhaust (I kinda miss the monster truck rumble but still).

So, lessons learned! Thanks again for your help and encouragement! I'll be back...


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