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re: Expensive Muffler
>it really isn't a difficult weld job and any good weld will seem to outlast
the rest of the exhaust. you could do a good job with oxy acet, but if there
is not too much rust etc, or if you can clean it up, a tig weld would be
i regularly do things like that to my fleet.
>>The hanger of the muffler broke on me. That's no big deal. The big
>>deal is that the exhaust pipe of the muffler hung onto the rear
>>quattro drive coupling. This burnt out a big hole on the exhaust
>>pipe. Expensive. Luckily the coupling does not seem to be damaged,
>>The local muffler shop quoted me $ 675 Canadian fund, ($500 US) for
>>an aftermarket replacement. I think it is rediculous. Anyone know
>>where I can buy a muffler at better price than that ?
> The same thing happened to me last week....go figure, "let's put a
>nice heavy muffler like that on a couple of over-sized rubber bands and
>place the pipe directly over the coupling for the drive shaft." My pipe
>was cut through too..and without a sound..lovely. The way I see it,
>there are two, possibly three options. The "Meineke" guy thinks he can
>weld mine....but, I'm thinking of asking him to cut it in two and place a
>new sleeve over that piece of pipe so that a "bad weld...new outrageously
>priced muffler" is not risked.
>Option three: get the new gold plated muffler (they are gold plated
>aren't they?) What do you folks think about the "cut and new sleeve
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