As I've mentioned before, in May this year I fitted a new aftermarket exhaust to the Zed from the Y-pipe back - therefore the original Y-pipe is still in place.
The join between the Y-pipe and the new mid-pipe has (possibly) never been completely air- tight. From time to time when I started the Zed up, if it had been stood for more than a few days and a bit of condensation had formed in the pipework, a small pool of moisture could be noticed under the Zed at the point of that joint. I put a bit more exhaust paste around the join, and that seemed to cure it, although I have a nagging feeling that the long, dry Summer and the Zed's frequent uses may also have contributed to the lack of condensation forming.
A few weeks ago, I ran the Zed for the first time in five or six weeks and lo and behold a pool of moisture formed under the same place again. Should I just gum up the joint a little more? I suspect not. Should I just replace the gasket with a better one (and gum it up a bit more)? This option is quite appealing, as I've probably reached the point in life where lying on my back under a car in the garage nearly appeals as little as paying someone else to do it. Or should I replace the whole Y-pipe? There are some appealing offers at the moment (the Stillen one particularly), but, for the reason mentioned previously (as a bigger job lying down, etc) this is not quite as appealing, and it's not as if my Y-pipe is in a bad state, as it isn't.
So I find myself in the horns of a dilemma over arguably a simple thing, or perhaps my eyes are just being turned by shiny new metal things. I'd welcome other opinions, or the opinion of others.