What they do
They connect the engine or manifold to the catalytic converter.
Our suppliers, Fuel Parts UK Ltd offer an ever increasing range of over 200 direct fit, vehicle specific replacement front pipes. Constructed specifically to work with catalytic converter equipped vehicles.
Symptoms of failure
Usual front pipe failures are associated with corrosion or flexi-pipe failure, this results in a major exhaust leak. In severe cases the catalytic converter can become detached from the engine resulting in it contacting the road. Exhaust noise and exhaust fumes getting into the driver compartment are also frequent complaints.
The front pipes themselves are not serviceable; failure usually results in complete replacement. Fuel Parts UK are able to offer replacement flexi-pipes, should the failure be limited to this it may be possible to fabricate a repair.
Caution, engine mount failure will cause front pipe or flexi-pipe failure, ensure that these are checked before fitting a replacement.
Another note of caution concerns the Lambda sensor which is often fitted into the front pipe. These often seize and removal of the sensor can damage the threads of the sensor.
As its name suggests it is fitted at the front of the exhaust system between the engine and the catalytic converter.
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