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E320 M104 exhaust system

Is the E320ís exhaust system bolt on? Could I just buy and install the catalytic converter, silencer, and muffler components without going to a muffler shop? What brand would you recommend?

It looks like they just bolt on/off.

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Eberspaecher makes good exhaust stuff, and is pretty much a exact replacement.

The only issue you will likely run into is the catalytic converter unless you go original MB route.
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Eberspaecher makes good exhaust stuff, and is pretty much a exact replacement.

The only issue you will likely run into is the catalytic converter unless you go original MB route.


Thanks, what issue would replacement catalytic converters have?


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Old 02-06-2018, 12:47 AM
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Mainly durability and fitment (or lack thereof) even from bigger exhaust companies like Magnaflow.
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Mainly durability and fitment (or lack thereof) even from bigger exhaust companies like Magnaflow.


I see. Iíll have to take my chances on whatever I can get that offers shipping to Hawaii.

My other worry is that I might have problems removing and installing the parts while lying underneath the car. Iím hoping that itís a simple bolt off and on.

The other option is to buy the better quality parts and have a local muffler shop install them.


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Soak all the bolts and nuts a few times with PB Blaster at least 24-48 hours ahead of starting removal to help loosen them
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How often do you want to do the job? Eberspaecher, esberbacher, or whatever it is will last 10 years, bosal will last 3-4, walker will last 2 ( Max). So when shopping price take that into account. ie, is bosal 1/5 of eberspaecher? If so then parts cost is same, but.....you'll do the labor 5 times..if it's only 1/3 or 1/2, then esperbacher is actually cheaper. Walker is only if you have to, or your selling the car and need cheapest option.
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if no smog check,get rid of cat,and use one Thrush turbo muffler.Better performance,and mpg.
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if no smog check,get rid of cat,and use one Thrush turbo muffler.Better performance,and mpg.


Yeah, we donít have smog check here. Will not having a catalytic converters affect the O2 sensor?


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How often do you want to do the job? Eberspaecher, esberbacher, or whatever it is will last 10 years, bosal will last 3-4, walker will last 2 ( Max). So when shopping price take that into account. ie, is bosal 1/5 of eberspaecher? If so then parts cost is same, but.....you'll do the labor 5 times..if it's only 1/3 or 1/2, then esperbacher is actually cheaper. Walker is only if you have to, or your selling the car and need cheapest option.


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