Step 17: Install down pipe with spring clips

Here is how I got it to work.
  • First installed passenger side clip from under the car.
    • Held up the downpipe with my knee while attaching the clip
  • Install driver side clip from above the car.
    • I was able to pull the bottom of the pipe towards the drivers side, stretching the passenger side clip.  This  made it possible to install clip.  
    • It was hard to get the clamp off
Here is a link to the socket set I have Stanley 97-126 11 Piece 1/2-Inch Drive Metric Deep Impact Socket Set  
<p>Where can I purchase the spring clamp replacement/removal tool. What is yours specifically called? Trying to find cheaper than $22 on Amazon.</p><p></p>
I think this is the one I used:<br>http://www.partsplaceinc.com/products/product-detail.aspx?keyword=VW+Exhaust+Spring+Clip+Tool+VW+-120-849&amp;s=194&amp;&amp;sku=3515<br><br>You could probably make one.
late reply to VW diesel exhaust question ---- I have driven the car very little, so it is hard to say how good it really is. It has stayed on and exhaust comes out the end, and no where else. It does lean to one side, but it does not seem to matter.
How has it held up since then?

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