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Re: repair costs (eating mufflers...)
-- [ From: Huw Powell * EMC.Ver #3.1a ] --
>She only has 50K on her car, but only drives back and for the work,
which is less than 1 mile, so by the time she gets it warm, she shuts it
That will do it! When I lived and worked (hah!) in the same town, driving
approx one mile over and over again, I was replacing my muffler every year
on my 5kt. Moving to the boonies and only driving longer stretches slowed
the whole thing down. Think I went 3 years, and then just needed to patch
the muffler a bit on the end.
Short trips fill the exhaust system with water and nasty water soluble
corrosives, without having time to cook them out. Then they sit there and
do their little Ms. Pac-Man thing in no time.