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Exhaust flex kit questions?
I have a 2008 Toyota Corolla model: CE made in Canada, made in October 2007, 5 speed manual transmission with 230 000 KM. Today I went into a local car mechanic repair shop for a regular oil change then the counter guy comes out and said I needed a flex repair kit. I asked is it stainless steel like the rest of my exhaust system and he said no. My exhaust is all original and does not sound loud, I did not get a chance to examine the car as I am really sick and do not have car ramps or a hoist.
In a couple days time I will get a second opinion from an honest back yard mechanic who I dealt with in the past but he no longer repairs exhaust systems but will tell me in the mean time if I have a problem or not as my MVI inspection is up next month (June) and it's every two years here in Nova Scotia.
My questions are (assuming I need a flex pipe):
Is it available from the dealer?
If so is it stainless?
What is the part #?
Is it available aftermarket in STAINLESS STEEL?
What is the brand name and part #?
If I go to a local self serve junk yard (there are two near me with very low prices) what tool sizes do I need?
Is the flex pipe separate or comes with another exhaust pipe?.
I don't have a breaker bar and these local serve serve junk yards do not allow torches, grinders or such.
Thank you in advance for help/replies.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia