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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:39   #1
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Default Jetta TDI, Exhaust pipe broken after cat

Hey everybody, I looked under my 00 jetta TDI and noticed that the exhaust is broken just past the catalytic converter.

I used to deal with Honda's a fair bit so I know the exhaust system is always a bolt up type system.

Looking at the image below that I found of a mk4 jetta tdi exhaust, it seems that the cat piece and the midpipe is welded up...is that how it comes from the factory?

So would my best option be is to take the car to a muffler shop and have them just weld back in another pipe connecting the cat and the rest of the original mid-pipe?

I was thinking of getting a used downpipe/cat and bolt it on but it seems like I would have to get the mid-pipe welded onto the cat anyways.

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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:53   #2
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Common occurrance. Same thing happened to me 4 years ago. Muffler shop welded a new piece in - $30 done.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:01   #3
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Common occurrance. Same thing happened to me 4 years ago. Muffler shop welded a new piece in - $30 done.

That's what I figured.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:02   #4
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^^^^^ what he said ^^^^^
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Old March 14th, 2013, 12:24   #5
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Happened to my old 99.5 $20 and 15 mins later a shop put in a new piece. Simple stuff.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 17:53   #6
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gut that cat with an air chisel while it's out.. better than getting a bigger diameter exhauset for EGT temps and performance
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gut that cat with an air chisel while it's out.. better than getting a bigger diameter exhauset for EGT temps and performance
I was thinking of gutting my cat-converter as well... Would the car smoke more? Where I'm at, we do e-tests through the OBDII... So no check engine light and sensors pass the rediness, you are good to go... but if it smokes bad.... they do a more detailed inspection...
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Old March 15th, 2013, 07:00   #8
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Gutting the cat is almost worthless. Guys see maybe a 1hp increase. Not worth the hassle if you ask me..
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Gutting the cat is almost worthless. Guys see maybe a 1hp increase. Not worth the hassle if you ask me..
Unless you need to pass visual inspections.

For my $30, the cat was left on the floor of the shop.
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Unless you need to pass visual inspections.

For my $30, the cat was left on the floor of the shop.
I don't run either (cat or muffler) but wasting your time gutting the cat is just that, a waste of time.
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Catslytic converters are worth a lot of money, even if they aren't working. If you really hell bent on getting rid of it, take it to a scrap yard.
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gutting the cat is better than a bigger exhaust... I asked Jeff from Rocketchip the same and he agreed.. gut your cut is cheaper and more efficient than a bigger diameter down pipe with a cat on it.
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You'd be better off chopping off the cat, selling it and installing a straight pipe in its place. Hell, you'd probably make $$$ doing that, lol.
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