Oldest OEM Exhaust

Oldest OEM Exhaust

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SlowV6

Original Poster:

346 posts

94 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

18,706 posts

136 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

751 posts

147 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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1998 Chimaera on it's original.

Richard-D

151 posts

19 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

966 posts

104 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

1,391 posts

105 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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1997 Chimaera on it's original.

g3org3y

15,155 posts

146 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

16,725 posts

134 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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53 plate Mercedes ML. The exhaust itself is spotless too. The body of the car looks horrible though

Don Roque

17,009 posts

114 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

1,501 posts

92 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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My '95 328i has its original system. Car has only covered 43k miles though.

DickyC

37,791 posts

153 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

17,890 posts

115 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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1996 E34 on its original exhaust 151k miles hashtagwinningsofar

55palfers

4,560 posts

119 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

169 posts

26 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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2003 A6 1.9 TDI 130... 168k.

rxe

3,505 posts

58 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

518 posts

175 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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'99 Passat TDi.

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

J4CKO

30,606 posts

155 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

6,489 posts

156 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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Another TVR here, 95 Griffith

clutch

16 posts

98 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

20 posts

14 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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40 year old Ferrari still on original exhaust (and clutch for that matter)

KP