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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust leak

Well, I noticed today after washing the "V", I am leaking air at the coupling where the headers attach to the muffler. It seems, that the fit, was not exactly right. So as I tightened it while I put it on, the pipe crimped. There is a small "v" shaped space where air is escaping.

Is this a potential problem? Does anyone have any ideas how to remedy this?

I can't help I am not on of the Sheeple.
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You can take it to a muffler shop and have them patch the hole. I don't think a small exhaust leak will cause any real problems.

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JB Weld it . It will outlive you and I .
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The air injection system does the same thing just a little farther upstream so this is probably not an issue.

The fact that you received the same crappy clamp that I did is. TBR?

I ended up taking the mid pipe off and pounding it back into shape on an anvil then reinstalling it with a stainless T-strap. No leaks, no JB Weld, no problem.

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Yes, TBR....but it sure does sound good.

Thanks for all of the ideas.

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