Muffler Time?

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  1. Whelan

    Whelan Full Access Member

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    Again closing in on 200k, been noticing a smell from the exhaust and around the car while driving. No big smoking issues but when changing the oil I noticed a puddle under the muffler. Not from the top either. Wiped it and it started manifesting again. Seems one of the spot welds or two is starting to fail and causing a small leak.

    Seems a simple job but trying to find a full kit as I don’t weld and The tailpipe itself is long and bendy.

    thoughts, options?
     

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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I have an MBRP cat back knock off laying out on the shelf in the garagefor the 03
    Got it off Speed Daddy on efaly
    Looks the same, more than likely made right on the same line, just a cheaper version
    Someday I may install it LOL

    Also Magnaflo is great on the 04, still using original tail pipe at 232,000 miles
     
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    Can pickup a basic muffler with discounts for $50 from AAP. Figure I may just unbolt the flange then cut the pipe on the other side and use muffler clamps. Throw it in call it a day.
     
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    Thats a good plan. The factory tail pipe is large enough.

    I have the MBRP and it is a great catback kit.
     
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  5. Whelan

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    Changed gears, my buddy got a good price at cost for an OEM exhaust full catback. Sitting in the garage now, gonna PB blast the parts tonight and work on it later in the week.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    So no tail pipe,??
    why not cut right in front of the muffler where it is 2.5 inches, then muffler shop for a short piece from rear of muffler to existing tailpipe
    That is what the 04 has on it ( with Magnaflo muffler )
     
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    should of read further LOL
     
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    Keep thinking it is going to be too loud ????
     
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    Nah. It isn't at all
     
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    PB blasted the flange last night, WD40 for the hangers, and made sure all the pieces will line up right. Should be a fun little job and my first exhaust replacement to add to my resume lol.