Oldest OEM Exhaust

Oldest OEM Exhaust

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SlowV6

Original Poster:

244 posts

85 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Obviously an interesting and important thread - Who wins the oldest OEM exhaust still going without ANY replacement parts prize?

2005 (June) C-Max 2.0 TDCi - so approaching 14.5 years.

Krikkit

16,322 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Just sold a W211 still on its original and in very clean condition for 17 years and 165000 miles. It'll probably outlast everything else.

Booby prize to my wife's Subaru, which is going to have had a full replacement from the cat back in less than 10.

crispian22

694 posts

138 months

Wednesday 9th October
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1998 Chimaera on it's original.

Richard-D

108 posts

10 months

Wednesday 9th October
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I recently bought a very cheap (£300) 51 plate MINI that still has what appears to be its original exhaust. The whole thing is remarkably rust free actually. So that's 18 years, no sign of imminent failure either.

Noesph

832 posts

95 months

Wednesday 9th October
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A 19 year old clio mk2 1.2 16v with around 140k on it. The whole car seems rust free.

Edited by Noesph on Wednesday 9th October 21:45

fausTVR

1,338 posts

96 months

Wednesday 9th October
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1997 Chimaera on it's original.

g3org3y

14,064 posts

137 months

Wednesday 9th October
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My 1998 BMW 328i (214k miles) was still on its original exhaust when I retired it earlier this year.

Jimmy Recard

15,692 posts

125 months

Wednesday 9th October
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53 plate Mercedes ML. The exhaust itself is spotless too. The body of the car looks horrible though

Don Roque

16,687 posts

105 months

Wednesday 9th October
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My 106 Rallye was on it's original exhaust when I bought it, which was about 14 years old. I swapped it for something a little better sounding, ending it's tenure.

BGarside

1,485 posts

83 months

Wednesday 9th October
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My '95 328i has its original system. Car has only covered 43k miles though.

DickyC

34,366 posts

144 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Mrs C's 1998 SLK 230 on 90,000. She's had it for over 16 years.

Rear subframe is going rusty - which is unusual for an R170 according to MB - but the exhaust is fine.

HustleRussell

16,880 posts

106 months

Wednesday 9th October
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1996 E34 on its original exhaust 151k miles hashtagwinningsofar

55palfers

4,079 posts

110 months

Wednesday 9th October
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My 1994 W463 G Wagen is still on its OE exhaust.

It spent its formative years in salt-free Tokyo though.

Blanco92

124 posts

17 months

Wednesday 9th October
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2003 A6 1.9 TDI 130... 168k.

rxe

2,632 posts

49 months

Wednesday 9th October
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2004 169,000 mile Alfa 166 3.2.

I’ve spoiled it by decatting the manifolds and putting a resonator back box on it. Sounds epic!

bern

399 posts

166 months

Wednesday 9th October
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'99 Passat TDi.

160k hard miles and all original. Watch it fall off now!

J4CKO

28,222 posts

146 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Compare with cars in the seventies and eighties where exhausts were a more frequent replacement than tyres.

Not replaced an exhaust through failure in 10 years or more.

rigga

6,090 posts

147 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Another TVR here, 95 Griffith

clutch

9 posts

89 months

Wednesday 9th October
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J4CKO said:
Compare with cars in the seventies and eighties where exhausts were a more frequent replacement than tyres.

Not replaced an exhaust through failure in 10 years or more.
Agree..many amusing/embarrassing moments in my childhood as my parents cars exhausts either fell off or had "sudden" conversions to boom box/biscuit tin sound upgrades as silencers rotted out.

All hail stainless steel

KPdiEwcar

15 posts

5 months

Wednesday 9th October
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40 year old Ferrari still on original exhaust (and clutch for that matter)

KP