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Which Exhaust for LHD 2.0 Type 2 Bay '78?

Postby ericd » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:04 pm

Hi,

Looking to replace the exhaust on my Type2 78 bay which is LHD. It also has a catalytic convertor on it now. Just looking for some advice on which exhaust would be suitable ( can't find it on JK) or what options I may have?
To be honest, may look to get it done by someone who knows what they are doing rather than a DIY job but would like opinions.

Thanks,
Eric
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Re: Which Exhaust for LHD 2.0 Type 2 Bay '78?

Postby pbungee » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:33 pm

Fitting is quite easy 6 bolts hold it in place. Might need some WD40 and a bit of elbow grease to undo. The catalytic convertor I have no idea about though.

http://www.justkampers.com/shop/t2-bay- ... 10079.html
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Re: Which Exhaust for LHD 2.0 Type 2 Bay '78?

Postby FidoDido » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:01 am

if the MOT man doesnt require it, I'd ditch the catalytic converter. VW hermitage sells stock US exhaust bits. Or you can go for a earlier style, but you'd need 2 new heat exchangers too.... ££ TO be fair, it'll be ££ anyway unless its just the back box you need.
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Re: Which Exhaust for LHD 2.0 Type 2 Bay '78?

Postby Nigel_A_S » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:30 pm

ericd wrote:Hi,

Looking to replace the exhaust on my Type2 78 bay which is LHD. It also has a catalytic convertor on it now. Just looking for some advice on which exhaust would be suitable ( can't find it on JK) or what options I may have?
To be honest, may look to get it done by someone who knows what they are doing rather than a DIY job but would like opinions.

Thanks,
Eric


pbungee wrote:Fitting is quite easy 6 bolts hold it in place. Might need some WD40 and a bit of elbow grease to undo. The catalytic convertor I have no idea about though.

http://www.justkampers.com/shop/t2-bay- ... 10079.html


The exhaust silencers, of North American specification, 1975~79 VW 18/2000 Type 2s, are of very different configuration and mode of fitment (i.e. no trapezoidal mounting flanges or six bolts), to those used on British specification, 1972~79 VW 17/18/2000 Type 2s.

FidoDido wrote:if the MOT man doesnt require it, I'd ditch the catalytic converter. VW hermitage sells stock US exhaust bits. Or you can go for a earlier style, but you'd need 2 new heat exchangers too.... ££ TO be fair, it'll be ££ anyway unless its just the back box you need.


If you have a North American (i.e. California, other 49 USA States & Canada) or Swedish specification, 1976~79 VW 2000 Type 2, equipped with a factory-stock exhaust-system catalytic converter and Bosch L-Jetronic fuel-injection system, be extremely wary of ditching the catalytic converter!

Those vehicles with a catalytic converter, have an oxygen sensor, downstream of the catalytic converter, providing negative-feedback information to the Bosch L-Jetronic fuel-injection system's ECU, which then adjusts the quantity of fuel injected, to obtain the "correct" air-fuel ratio. Absence of the catalytic converter and/or oxygen sensor, or faults in these components, will probably result in problems with engine-running, exhaust emissions and fuel economy; assuming it will run at all.

In those USA States and Canadian Provinces, where it is now permitted for "historic" vehicles, many 1975~78 VW 18/2000 Type 2 owners are replacing the defunct, complicated exhaust systems, with the simpler 1972~74 VW 17/1800 Type 2 exhaust system; much like the exhaust system, which is used on the British & European specification, 1972~78 VW 17/18/2000 Type 2.

However, it is likely that these modifications, will also require other modifications, such as changes to the fuel system (possibly substitution of carburettors) and substitution of engine coverplates (at least four of these, in some cases). It would be worthwhile clarifying this, by searching the existing topic threads, pertaining to these issues, on The Samba forum.

http://www.thesamba.com

This matter of replacing exhaust-system components, is part of the wider issue, of sourcing replacement parts and/or emergency touring-spares (several different functions or systems), for non-British specification VW Transporters, imported second-hand, from overseas (e.g. Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Western Europe, South Africa, Sweden and the USA), which I am currently researching, for a serialised technical article in Transporter Talk magazine.
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Volkswagen Type 2 Owners' Club
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Re: Which Exhaust for LHD 2.0 Type 2 Bay '78?

Postby Nigel_A_S » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:39 pm

Some second-hand, North American specification, 1975~79 VW 18/2000 Type 2 exhaust-system components, are periodically available, from RCC Imports Ltd., in Wales, of which the following are recent examples:

RCC Import/Export, Rhiwlas Farm, Llanbedr, Denbighshire, LL15 1US, Wales.
Tel: 01 824 - 702 768
Fax: 01 824 - 707 809
E-mail: sales@rccimport.co.uk
Website: http://www.rccimport.co.uk/pages/parts.asp

They recently marketed on E-bay, some North American specification, 1975~79 VW 18/2000 Type 2, second-hand, exhaust-system components, which are presented at the following link:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Rcc-Import-com ... 581&_pgn=7

One long-established source, of North American specification, 1975~79 VW 18/2000 Type 2, new replacement, exhaust-system components, is Bus Boys Inc., in California, USA.

Bus Boys Inc., 183 Lake Boulevard East, Redding, California, CA 96003, USA
E-mail: BusBoys@c-zone.net
Website: http://www.bus-boys.com/

http://www.bus-boys.com/bbindex1.htm

Links relevant to exhaust system components (i.e. exhaust manifolds, heat exchangers, connection pipes, catalytic converters and silencers), pertaining to the North American specification, 1972~74 VW 17/1800 Type 2 & 1975~79 VW 18/2000 Type 2, are as follows:

http://www.bus-boys.com/Pg33.html

http://www.bus-boys.com/page34.html

http://www.bus-boys.com/exhaustcomp1979-fed.htm

http://www.bus-boys.com/exhaustcomp1979-cal.html

http://www.bus-boys.com/catconvert.html
Regards.

Nigel A. Skeet

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Volkswagen Type 2 Owners' Club
http://www.vwt2oc.com
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