Exhaust clamps take a real beating on any car. They tend to rust cause they are bare un-coated steel and often get very hot and cold many, many times. They also also see all the dirtiness that is on the road surface.... water, mud, & snow... that all helps speed that rust up. If your adding an exhaust system or taking off the down pipe to fix a leaking turbo oil line, more than likely your going to need a new clamp. This is a good item to have on hand just in case you need it cause your not just going to run down the street to your local auto parts store and pick one up. Be ready, and do the job right the first time.
MINI OEM clamp with metal gasket already in place. MINI Torque spec is 18.4 ft. lbs.
Posted by Christian Travis on 13th Jun 2016
Clamp fits great. Having a third hand would of been great, but it didn't take long to install. I also found that lightly tapping the clamp with a rubber mallet intermittently while tighten the clamp helped seat the clamp, I learned this from working on aircraft.
Posted by Mike on 23rd Mar 2016
Quality clamp, a necessary part when replacing leaking oil line or leaking oil filter housing. It is wise to inspect how the original clamp was installed before removing the old part. The metal gasket has clips to hold it in place while tightening the clamp.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Mar 2015
1st time buyer, and very impressed.
Posted by Ian on 3rd Feb 2014
This part gave me a real headache. It's ideally a two person job because the exhaust wants to pull away and it's difficult to hold the DP to the exhaust while ratcheting without shifting the clamp off the lip of the exhaust. Needed this part after replacing the oil feed line though! Thanks for carrying it and having great instructions/helpful hints Detroit Tuned!
Posted by shawn on 23rd Sep 2013
I replaced this when upgrading my downpipe, the old one was toast and needed replacing. Very easy install and high quality product.
Posted by John Hoffner on 20th Mar 2013
Arrived on time and looks like a quality clamp. I replaced the turbo oil lines and while I'm already in there it only made sense to replace the clamps, gaskets...