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tips to fit exhaust clamp 270CDI Cat to front exhaust

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Sponcom, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Sponcom

    Sponcom Senior Member

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    Hi I am have a lot of trouble trying to fit the springy exhaust clamp to my 270CDi c class - the one that goes between the first CAT and the front exhaust section/downpipe.

    I have tried wedging it open with couple of screwdrivers and it nearly had me eye out! I have the car jacked up on the road and do not have a great deal of room to manoeuvre.

    Any suggestions at all!

    Thanks, Paul
     
  2. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I have a large lever bar which i insert between the clips and twist sideways, this opens up the clamp, I then get a big nut to wedge it open, do the same for both sides, the clamp should be opened up enough to align it on the KAT and take the pressure. Then tap it on with a hammer. As the clamp splays onto the KAT the nuts fall out. They are fiddly and tight and it may take you a few goes but I have found thats the best way
     
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    Sponcom

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    Thanks Steve

    that is generally what I tried but they came flying out at high velocity - I'll give it a go again tomorrow.

    Just an aside, which way round does it go on. Is the 'sprung side the side that sits underneath and the flatter/wider side go over the cat.

    Cheers

    PAul
     
  4. Uncle Benz

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    You could buy a new one from the mercedes dealer. They aren't expensive, and it comes fitted with a tool to help fit it. It simply pushes on and the tool falls away. As a bonus your optical organs remain undamaged.
     
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    Good call! Thanks
     
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    Don't forget a good pair of goggles chap :)

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    The shorter sprung claw fits to the exhaust, the larger claw to the clamp. They are fiddly but you can refit them, I can usually push them on by hand now.

    Some good advice here about goggles etc, also make a note of the way things come apart!!!
     

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