Car has been getting so noisey and I thought in rediness for its new exhaust, I'd replace the manky looking downpipes which were blowing from the flexi-pipe.
Unfortunate thing is that it's GM only part and was over £100!!
I also fitted a new o2 sensor as my performance was lacking somewhat and it was overfueling. Eventually I was getting fault code 13. So thought it best to replace that at the same time. Boy what a difference. The engine is so much more lively now and pulls in every gear. Also, fuel consumption is back to being 'acceptable' now. Amazing how much the 02 sensor affects the fueling/performance.
He is the state it was in.
...this is what the flexi-pipe should look like.
One nice new section and one manky old pipe.