Learn how to replace your old exhaust pipe connector and clamps with new Mikalor Stainless Steel ones. Including how to measure the pipe to ensure you order the correct replacement part. Step by Step Guide.
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💡 The LOW DOWN
Many of the VAG (VW / Audi group) cars use an exhaust pipe connector / sleeve to connect two sections of exhaust pipe. These can be found underneath the middle of the car and / or towards the rear of the car near the back box. If your car has a twin exhaust (2 back boxes) there will often be two connector sleeves (one for each of the two exhaust pipes), each held on by two clamps.
The old exhaust clamps are mild steel and as a result, they rust over time. Particularly if you get cold winters where you live, which results in the road being treated with chemical or salt and grit.
In this video, I replace the old exhaust clamps with new stainless steel clamps made by Mikalor. These clamps are really high quality, tighten up securely and won’t rust (or may corrode very slowly). Certainly, they will probably last longer than the rest of the car!
MIKALOR stainless steel exhaust clamps: size = 59-63mm to suit Audi S4 B8 centre exhaust sleeve. 💡 You will need 4 of these if you are replacing the old ones on both of your centre exhaust sleeves.
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❗️ As shown in the vid, I highly RECOMMEND that you measure the outside of the exhaust sleeve on your car TO ENSURE you buy the correct clamp in advance!
If you need to cut the old exhaust clamp off, the fastest method would be a steel cutting disc / cut off wheel for your angle grinder.
PLEASE NOTE: Cutting discs are much thinner (usually 1mm / 1.2mm thick or 0.04”), not to be confused with a grinding disc.
Cutting disc / Cut off wheel – To fit standard angle grinder boss / arbor, which is 22mm or 7/8” (Best to double check your boss size before buying!)
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Angle Grinder – The one I showed you in the video is a Bosch. I have had mine around 10yrs and use it a lot. Still in great condition, hence I’m recommending 😊 115mm / 4.5” is the standard size but you can get slightly bigger ones these days (make sure you buy the right size discs though!)…
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Multi-tool blades – Not as fast as an angle grinder but will get the job done! Carbide blades seem to last longer on steel but they are by no means bullet proof!
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Bosch multi-tool: If you need a multi-tool, here is one to consider. I have had mine at least 10yrs and it is still going strong.
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Dremel multi-tool: My Dad (lives in the States) has one of these and performance & longevity has been really good.
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Once you have got one of these you will use it for all sorts on cars and around the house!
0:21 Jacking up rear of Audi B8 S4
0:49 Exhaust Sleeve and clamp inspection
01:21 Remove Exhaust clamp and sleeve
03:11 Exhaust clamp
04:21 Fitting Exhaust sleeve and clamp
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VW / Audi exhaust sleeve and clamp replacement guide – Easy DIY
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