stock mufflers

feelstranger feelstranger at
Fri Aug 28 08:12:52 PDT 2009

Bernie, were the stock pipe clamps stainless?  Seems the ones I get now are 
not, and don't last long it VT

From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at>
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 9:39 AM
To: "feelstranger" <feelstranger at>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
Subject: Re: stock mufflers

> Nat,
> I'm running my second set of stock cat back mufflers, from an AZ car  and 
> still in good shape at 225K.
> If you need the stock heavy, 6" long pipe coupling clamps, I have a  pair 
> for you.
> Bernie
> On Aug 28, 2009, at 5:49 AM, feelstranger wrote:
>> Folks, I'm still running stock mufflers that are in surprisingly  good 
>> shape - I have no idea if they are PO replacements.
>> Anyway, just removed them to replace the quickly rusting clamps  between 
>> pipes and found them to be REALLY HEAVY.  I don't recall  thinking they 
>> were that heavy the last time I took them off, but  that was a while ago. 
>> Is it possible they are full of soot?  No  liquid came out when I tuned 
>> them upright, though I half expected  them to gush water or something.
>> Are they just that solidly built, or do I have a problem?
>> I was contemplating plugging one end, and filling them with  degreaser of 
>> some sort to see what came out.
>> Nat
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