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Exhaust welding

Post by Jamesno1 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:45 pm

Thinking of removing my MPE and refitting the standard exhaust and was thinking rather than muck about using a clamp I'd just tig weld the pipe. Just wondering if I'll frazzle the electrics if I do this? Do exhaust fabricators weld parts together while fitted to the car? If so it must be safe to do?
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by Tricky401 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:15 pm

What's wrong with the approved clamp apart from the price?

Not sure how much welding would be though tbh
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by Jamesno1 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:32 pm

Welding would be free, I'll do it myself. I'd rather sell the MPE and clamp together and just weld my original back on as it'll take 10 mins to do. Just a bit concerned of frying electronics so that's why Id like to know how the exhaust fabricators do it
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by GeoffCollins » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:05 pm

Jamesno1 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:32 pm
Welding would be free, I'll do it myself. I'd rather sell the MPE and clamp together and just weld my original back on as it'll take 10 mins to do. Just a bit concerned of frying electronics so that's why Id like to know how the exhaust fabricators do it
I had a flange welded to mine when I got my exhaust made, so I assume it would be fine, and i would reccomend the flange rather than just welding the pipe, then you can undo two bolts and re-fit the mpe is you need!
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by Mr Kirk » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:31 pm

Wouldn't you need to take it off to weld across the top of the pipe anyway? So just take it off and there's no problem with the electrics. It's only one extra clamp to loosen.

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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by Jamesno1 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:15 pm

I think there's enough room to get round it with the tig torch but I didn't realise it could be loosened further along and removed to be welded. I'll go this route if its as you say
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by tattoobob26 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:32 pm

I weld alot on vehicles at work and we use a anti surge device. It just clips between the positive and negative battery terminals.
But it will be easier and cheaper to disconnect the battery.
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by Bass6Josh » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:45 pm

Jamesno1 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:32 pm
Welding would be free, I'll do it myself. I'd rather sell the MPE and clamp together and just weld my original back on as it'll take 10 mins to do. Just a bit concerned of frying electronics so that's why Id like to know how the exhaust fabricators do it
Lemme know if you are selling MPE mate! I wanna do the opposite to you! :lol:
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by Jamesno1 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:48 pm

Haha no worries fella, will keep you in mind
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Re: Exhaust welding

Post by Bass6Josh » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:20 pm

Jamesno1 wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Haha no worries fella, will keep you in mind
Thanks mate
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