Exhaust silencer fallen off!!

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Found 9th Dec 2009
Hi all,

Having a bit of a nightmare this evening.
Had my exhaust silencer suddenly fall off the car today (looks to have corroded).

The thing is, I have an interview tomorrow 25miles away.
Is it safe to drive as long as I'm careful, and then get it seen to on Friday?

No train routes/bus routes.
:-(
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may get pulled by old bill and given a ticket....best to put silence in boot and tell them it fell of down the road!!
If it's that bad ....what the rest of the exhaust like ?? :?
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Mecoconuts;7168954

If it's that bad ....what the rest of the exhaust like ?? :?


[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]
a danger to other roads users probably. but I'm sure the OP doesn't care about that, since he/she let the car get into such a state in the first place.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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vibeone;7168990

[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]a danger to other roads … [FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]a danger to other roads users probably. but I'm sure the OP doesn't care about that, since he/she let the car get into such a state in the first place.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


Thanks for the constructive comment.
Hitting people when they're down is just charming.
just make sure nothing else can fall off and go for it, oh and i prob wouldnt pull into your interviewers carpark with a car that sounds like a tank
remember your car may stall, use more fuel and be very loud too

or see if quick fit or whoever could sort it out first thing in the morning ?
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leemole101;7169034

just make sure nothing else can fall off and go for it, oh and i prob … just make sure nothing else can fall off and go for it, oh and i prob wouldnt pull into your interviewers carpark with a car that sounds like a tank :)or see if quickfit or whoever could sort it out first thing in the morning ?



Thanks, interview's at 09:00 (it would be, wouldn't it!?)
Strange, as it passed it's MOT less than a month ago - not even an advisory on the exhaust system..
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geneticmeddler;7169024

Thanks for the constructive comment.Hitting people when they're down is … Thanks for the constructive comment.Hitting people when they're down is just charming.



[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="DarkGreen"]hitting people?

you talking about me, or the next bit of the exhaust to fall off?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
50 miles is quite a distance if you've no silencer, I had a Rover Metro 1.1S where the tailpipe of the silencer fell off unexpectedly and the car was so down on power and making so much noise it was pretty much undriveable. It depends where you're going but if a police cars sees you they may want a word.

John
geneticmeddler;7169024

Thanks for the constructive comment.Hitting people when they're down is … Thanks for the constructive comment.Hitting people when they're down is just charming.



It's best not to respond to our resident troll. Unless you enjoy that sort of thing. :roll:
leemole101;7169034

just make sure nothing else can fall off and go for it, oh and i prob … just make sure nothing else can fall off and go for it, oh and i prob wouldnt pull into your interviewers carpark with a car that sounds like a tank :)remember your car may stall, use more fuel and be very loud tooor see if quick fit or whoever could sort it out first thing in the morning ?



this ^^^^^^^^^^ :thumbsup:
If it's just the backbox and it's not too far it'll be fine imo.
What car is it op?
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tony_s1;7169310

It's best not to respond to our resident troll. Unless you enjoy that … It's best not to respond to our resident troll. Unless you enjoy that sort of thing. :roll:



[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]so you don't agree that driving the vehicle without checking whether anything else is gonna fall off into traffic behind would be dangerous?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
cant you get a bus or train part of the way then get a cab
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jtx;7169372

What car is it op?


Fiat Brava 1.8
(just checked National tyres and it's saying £335 .. surely that can't be right .. eek!)
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vibeone;7169382

[FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=2][COLOR=Sienna]so you don't agree that … [FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=2][COLOR=Sienna]so you don't agree that driving the vehicle without checking whether anything else is gonna fall off into traffic behind would be dangerous?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


do you really check your car over completely including underneath the car (exhaust) before you drive it?

OP had an MOT last month. I would expect an advisory if the exhaust was that bad.
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Personally, I would ring up the interviewer and explain the situation. If they cant accommodate a time change for the interview, then its not the type of company I would like to work for anyway. If they agree, then get the exhaust repaired before you set off on the 50 mile round trip.

I wouldnt drive it as the rest could fall off and kill someone in a worst case scenario!
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csiman;7172618

do you really check your car over completely including underneath the car … do you really check your car over completely including underneath the car (exhaust) before you drive it?OP had an MOT last month. I would expect an advisory if the exhaust was that bad.



[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Sienna"]I'm on about driving today.

If part of the exhaust had fallen off, then yes - too right I'd be checking it. Like I said - do you want to be driving behind it today?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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