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Old 02-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The civic VX exhaust has three pipes, a very short heavy pipe bolted to the underside of the catalytic converter that bends under the oil pan, after the oil pan it bolts to the resonator pipe that extends to the rear axle or so where it bolts on to the muffler, I'm not sure why this is not standard on every type of car but Honda uses exhaust pipes with flanges and a lead gasket, so that middle pipe has a flange at either end and a total of 4 bolts plus some rubber hangers holding it in place making it very quick and easy to replace, last time I replaced one it took me half an hour or so laying on the garage floor so if you do take it to a shop ask them not to over charge you.
Really everything on the civic is easy to work on, I spend more time getting the tools out and putting them away then I do replacing a CV shaft, but I also understand not having the time to do it your self so it can be worth asking at the shop you take it to if they will give a discount for doing all the front end work at once because they will already have it all apart.
The warranty info is in the owners manual, then I asked at my local dealership just to make sure that it applied to me buying exhaust parts.
They also have a life time warranty for the life of the car on seat belts, I think due to an early issue with the seat belts not latching.
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