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Old 05-31-2002, 07:28 PM
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Check this website and pl give your opinion.

Hi folks:
I am due for a complete exhaust system change for my car. I saw this company's exhaust at Fastlane. How is this company?
http://www.eberspaecher.com/en/abgas/abgas.htm
Anyone knows. also my other Question was- Fastlane lists the header and center pieces by this company, but the end prtion( the actual muffler piece) is not listed so do you think the Bosal muffler will fit .
I mean if I buy front 2 pieces by Eberspaecher and the muffler by Bosal will it fit. If I do this I can save good amt of money.

Also check out on their website some cool auxillary comparment heaters that work independent of engine heat.

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Old 06-01-2002, 01:35 PM
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MVK,

I am not sure about the cost of the exhaust system you are looking into, but if you intend to keep the car for a long time, I have found the custom made to order all stainless steel (304 grade) products from Timevalve (www.timevalve.com) are great. The guarantee cannot be beaten, as I just went over there with my 12 year old, 135,000 mile system, no reciept, and told them it was leaking at the first resonator section. They put it on a lift and agreed they made it, it leaked, and made an appointment to fix it. They will try rewelding on Tuesday, and if that fails, they plan to install a new system. You cannot beat that. The guarantee is forever, as long as you own the car. No fine print.

I originally bought it over the phone, they shipped it, I installed it, and it fit like a glove. Never had a problem until recently, and my son noticed the leak was not at a mechanical joint, it was a welded joint. I called them and they offered to fix it at the shop (I live about 35 miles from the shop). I could not get there during the week so the owner agreed to meet me at 9:30 a.m. to do the inspection this morning on a Saturday.

They make the systems to order, so there are no stock parts other than hangers and clamps. They do any car, but advertise MB's and other expensive European cars. The cost for my car was a little less than the next best MB OEM type exhaust system. Things may be a little different now, but I do not think they are way off on price.

Just thought I would share the experience, and since it was so positive, give Timevalve an endorsement. As with my recommendations for other products, I have no affiliation at all with Timevalve, just the one very positive experience. When that happens you have to share it just as you would a bad experience. Good luck with your endeavor to get a new exhaust system, Jim
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1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

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1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
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1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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Old 06-01-2002, 02:47 PM
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Yet another reason to have an oxy-acet rig... but really, most anything can be made to fit with adapter pipe pieces from the local parts shop... they have just about every combination..and most can be put together with good exhaust pipe clamps.... although it is really a lot of fun to try gas welding them in place.... if you can take your stuff with you to check fit... some deal with od and others id... when you are mixing and matching it is hard to keep them straight unless you can put them together....
JimSmith, the site you mention looks so good I think I will see if I can get my TIG welder working... I remember when only exotic stuff had all stainless exhausts.... If only it did not take a plasma cutter to reasonably cut it... Greg
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Old 06-01-2002, 03:23 PM
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TimeValve

I just want to also share how pleased I am with Timevalve products I have complete systems on an 85 300TD and a 86 300sdl.

Great products, perfect fit, Meineke will install for approx $100, economical price compared to OEM and they last forever.

Stephen
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Old 06-01-2002, 04:22 PM
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Hi Guys:
Thanks for the info. i checked the timevalve site. Looks great but at this point I cant afford the whole system at their price about 1100/-. I can get the Fastlane or other at 350/- for the whole system. that fits in my budget. Their header pipe alone is 510/-
I would go for thier system for my futur benz.

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Old 06-01-2002, 04:49 PM
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MVK,

I think you read the table incorrectly. The entire system from TimeValve is $545. If you buy the system minus the "engine pipe" it is $510. So the engine pipe adds $35 to the total cost.

Hey, we all understand budgets. But if you intend to keep the car for another couple hundred thousand miles, the extra two hundred dollars makes sense. Otherwise, well, it makes sense to buy the lowest cost option. Good Luck, Jim
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1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

Owned:
1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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Old 06-01-2002, 04:56 PM
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Thanks Jim for clarifying the price. I almost had a heartattack and a divorce when we saw the price. LOL
Now I am in 2 minds. So let see. But thanks for the info I love this forum.
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