Side exit exhausts...

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Side exit exhausts...

Postby JimK » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:30 pm

Anybody know if a side-exit exhaust is legal on a Minor? Specifically a 2-door - the pipe would end just in front of the back wheel behind any passenger doors or opening windows, which I thought was the requirement.

Although if there's a chance of unburnt oil and /or petrol coming out you probably want it to miss the wheel :-)
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Postby bigginger » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:30 pm

So pretty much where they exit on the van and pick-up, albeit on the other side?

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Postby JimK » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:33 pm

bigginger wrote:So pretty much where they exit on the van and pick-up, albeit on the other side?
I guess so. It's a non-issue in a pickup, of course, as the enclosed accommodation doesn't extend into the rear. I guess the fact that it's OK with a van, even though it has rear doors, must indicate that it would be OK in a saloon, too.

My motivation is: side-exit = shorter pipe = cheaper :-)
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Postby bigginger » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:43 pm

Can't see why not, but have nothing to substantiate that, I'm afraid

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Postby motherofgod » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:49 pm

bigginger wrote: albeit on the other side?
WHY? shouldn't it be same side as van/p'upImage

note the exhaust :roll:

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Postby Redmoggy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:14 pm

As far as an MOT is concerned an exaust system should be free of leaks and not make more noise than you would expect from a vehicle of its type.

Mines had a side exit since and before i owned it with no probs. Made it a bit interesting when the carbs overfuelled and it spat a dirty great flame out though!!

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Postby bigginger » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:25 pm

motherofgod wrote:
bigginger wrote: albeit on the other side?
WHY? shouldn't it be same side as van/p'up
Van/P-U exits on off side... :D

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Postby bpr81a » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:26 pm

Any idea why? seems to make things more complicated....

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Postby MarkyB » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:35 pm

I found having a rear exit exhaust on a van caused fumes to enter due to the "aerodynamics" and the poor state of the seals on the rear doors.
The standard position on a van is quite noisy as its not far from your right ear.
I ended up with the exhaust exiting on the passenger side and never had a problem when it came to MOT time (not with the exhaust anyway :) )

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Postby Welung666 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:11 pm

AFAIK it's prefered to exit into the middle of the road so that when stationary in traffic you are not blowing fumes across the pavement. You will find most british built cars have the exhaust exiting to the centre of the road for just this reason.

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Postby rayofleamington » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:23 pm

I may be wrong, but the side exit pipe on LCV was different for LHD's - as per previous post about exiting in the middle of the road, not over the pavement which is the other side for left hookers.

Anyone spot a large bore side exit exhaust?
It is camouflaged by a bit of desert brush \/
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Postby 8009STEVE » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:31 pm

This is my side exhaust.Image

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Postby les » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:04 pm

I think lee is right, respect for pavement traffic.

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Postby benno » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:36 am

I'm running my exhaust exiting on the passenger side just under the front door but is tucked under the sill so doesnt stick out. Its straight through from the manifold to a 3 inch Mini RC40 back box with a cut down exit pipe. Its bloody loud but passed MOT with no worries.

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Postby callyspoy » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:39 pm

mine is exiting on the nearside, no problems for MOT, cut it back and bought a naff exhaust finisher so that i didnt get pulled up for sharp edges or anything like that. mine is an astra box, bit big really, but sounds pretty good when driving. when on full throttle though, the carb is louder than the exhaust, and the exhaust is not quiet! mmm...dellorto...

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Postby rayofleamington » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:37 pm

one word to the wise about side exit exhausts...
If they are slightly proud of the car you can get a lovely burn mark on your leg :cry:
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Postby RussLCV » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:20 pm

My van exits on near side as mention teh same as a LHD drive, exhaust if anything quieter
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Postby IaininTenbury » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:46 am

I understood that construction and use regulations prohibited a nearside exhaust in the UK hence LCVs exit on offside and export ones exit on nearside. This however is not an MOT item, they just check for soundness and leaks, and so many cars have a nearside exhaust now (Caterhams etc) that basically no one gives a whatsit and you can do what you want.

Incidentally, the only reason I cansee fot the odd LCV arrangement is that theres very little room to fit a car exhaust due to the different rear shock absorbers.
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Postby MrE » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:23 pm

Who's is this? Any chance of some more pics? I love those rear arches. 8)
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Postby Kevin » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:58 pm

PM the original poster I am sure he will enlighten you.
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