Oldest OEM Exhaust

Oldest OEM Exhaust

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donkmeister

1,776 posts

46 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Mercedes E500 - 80k miles and 12 years old when it let go. The tubing was in pretty good condition, but the hangers had corroded through really I should have had it repaired, but instead I had a custom exhaust made up.

Possibly 131k miles and counting on my old Vectra... it was still on the original system when I sold it at 80k miles, and looking at the MOT history since there are no hints that it was letting go. Lots of other stuff has though!!!

unsprung

3,577 posts

70 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Surely somebody in places like Spain or Arizona has a car with a ridiculous age + mileage on the original exhaust.


Yertis

14,832 posts

212 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Odd thread biggrin

However I’ve just changed the OEM exhaust on my 1988 Quattro because the bottom finally fell out of the back-box. Thirty years or thereabouts isn’t bad.

SlowV6

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244 posts

85 months

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

KP
Winning so far! Custard test authenticity requested..

300bhp/ton

37,487 posts

136 months

Wednesday 9th October
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SlowV6 said:
KPdiEwcar said:
40 year old Ferrari still on original exhaust (and clutch for that matter)

KP
Winning so far! Custard test authenticity requested..
But how many miles? If it has only done 5000 or so and been garaged all its life. It really isn’t that much of a feat. Not that I’m wanting to belittle the achievement.

Puddenchucker

2,885 posts

164 months

Thursday 10th October
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When I got rid of my Octavia it was 16 years old, 146k miles and still on its original exhaust and battery.

Riley Blue

15,276 posts

172 months

Thursday 10th October
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My '97 A4 TDI was on 197,000 when I sold it with the original exhaust, battery and clutch.

MXRod

1,272 posts

93 months

Thursday 10th October
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For a car reputed to rust baldly ,2001 MX5 which lives outside all the time ,still on the same pipes

DickyC

34,366 posts

144 months

Thursday 10th October
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300bhp/ton said:
But how many miles? If it has only done 5000 or so and been garaged all its life. It really isn’t that much of a feat. Not that I’m wanting to belittle the achievement.
I would have thought regular use would have been better for longevity than sitting idle in a garage. Certainly for mild steel exhausts.

Mrs C's 20 year old SLK has almost everything original apart from tyres, wipers, filters and a few bulbs. Even the front wings are original. That assumes no changes before we bought it at three and a bit years old.

StuE39

467 posts

63 months

Thursday 10th October
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2003 BMW 530i - 231000 on the original exhaust, hangers etc.

Cliftonite

7,086 posts

84 months

Thursday 10th October
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1999 Audi A6 C5. 233,000 miles on original exhaust, but back box welded last year. Seems you can't get the bits any more . . . ! Front flexi appears to be blowing!

frown

P.S. Anyone know where replacement can be obtained, please? Sussex or Lincs if possible!


designforlife

3,154 posts

109 months

Thursday 10th October
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20 years old on my toyota and all original... surprised seeing all these low numbers!!

I did replace the backbox, but only because I found a nice shiny aftermarket HKS one... the OEM backbox has gone straight in the garage to be refitted if I ever sell.


Yuxi

458 posts

135 months

Thursday 10th October
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32 year old Lotus Esprit Turbo HC, 65000 miles

Alex_225

3,560 posts

147 months

Thursday 10th October
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Pretty sure the exhaust on my W211 E Class is original, that's 16 years old. My Megane 225 has it's original exhaust as well that's 13 years old.

Exige77

3,861 posts

137 months

Thursday 10th October
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I had my E46 330 for 16.5 years and 175,000.

New owners have had the car another 4 years and still on original OEM exhaust.

Old Merc

2,424 posts

113 months

Thursday 10th October
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1997 Mercedes SL320 (R129) with 98K on the clock. I`ve owned the car for 13 years and the previous owner never had any part of the exhaust replaced.
I questioned the exhaust on its last MOT,the tester told me there was nothing to worry about.

lufbramatt

3,484 posts

80 months

Thursday 10th October
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StuE39 said:
2003 BMW 530i - 231000 on the original exhaust, hangers etc.
Same here- the oem system is stainless steel

just wish the rest of the shell was as rust proof as the exhaust

InitialDave

5,629 posts

65 months

Thursday 10th October
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I think my dad's 1950s Thwaites dumper truck is on its original exhaust, but hardly in the spirit of the thread.

My Daihatsu has the original exhaust at 21 years old, but doesn't count as I've welded it back together in several places.


99t

778 posts

155 months

Thursday 10th October
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Puddenchucker said:
When I got rid of my Octavia it was 16 years old, 146k miles and still on its original exhaust and battery.
yes
2003 vRS with 160k, original exhaust, clutch and turbo.

Battery long gone though so don't know how yours managed that!!

Dubmaster77

163 posts

139 months

Thursday 10th October
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HustleRussell said:
1996 E34 on its original exhaust 151k miles hashtagwinningsofar
Saw this thread and was just going to ad my 120000 Mile 1994 e34 525i!