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#1 Bobbins

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:58 AM

.... and I can't get it any higher!

 

My first late model Mini that I've had for 12 months, but I've no experience with Mini exhausts that don't hang on old style bobbins. The previous owner had issues with the exhaust hanging low and the garage that looked after it seemed unable to sort the problem, even to the point of adding a sump guard to offer some protection .... she'd ripped the exhaust off at one point hitting something very solid!

 

So any ideas on what might be wrong? All the hangers look to be in place and the rubbers look fine, and lifting it there's no way it'll go to where I think it should be although the rubbers may be the resisting factor. The exhaust is tired so in time I'll replace it with an RC40 system but for now I'd like to do whatever I can to get it in the right place. Any thoughts? (yes I know it needs a new subframe!)

 

 

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#2 Steve220

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:30 AM

Take the runners and replace with new. Check that the mount on the subframe is parallel with the ground as it looks a wee bit bent!

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:56 AM

When you say the runners I assume you're referring to the steel hangers welded to the exhaust? At a guess the tailpipe is around 2" lower than where I think it should be.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:08 AM

Damn predictive text 🤣 I meant rubbers

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:12 AM

Also your exhaust tip looks quite flat, try and undoing the exhaust clamps and twisting it so it points up a bit.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 12:46 PM

yes looks like the rubbers are too big :shifty:



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 01:17 PM

How about turning the rubber mount around 90 degrees and use the other two holes.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 03:35 PM

Heat the pin up and bend it to bring the exhaust upwards




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