[V6-12v] Exhaust Leak at Sleeve Coupler

Tom Christiansen tomchr at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 09:41:47 PST 2008


Definitely do NOT bother with the JB Weld (and similar) products. JB Weld is
great for many things, but I tried to use it to seal my leaky down pipe to
the cat. It took about 45 seconds of driving for it to crack. Get the stuff
that's meant for exhausts.


On Jan 11, 2008 8:52 AM, The CyberPoet <thecyberpoet at cyberpoet.net> wrote:

> I don't know anything about that joint in particular (or if it
> normally uses some form of replaceable gasket), but there is a
> product category called muffler putty that can be used to seal
> exhaust seams where the fitment isn't as tight as it should be for
> whatever reason. It's the exhaust equivalent of plumber's dope, and
> seals up small leaks.
> Any auto parts store will normally carry at least one product in the
> category (brand may vary, but concept remains the same -- a putty
> that will harden to form a permanent exhaust gasket between the pipes
> and be rated to handle the temps exhausts can run at).
> Cheers
> =-= Marc Glasgow
> On Jan 11, 2008, at 7:57 AM, Frank Chapchuk wrote:
> >
> > I have an exhaust leak at the sleeve coupler that joins the pipe
> > after the
> > cat to the rest of the system. The sleeve couplers are new and the
> > rest of the
> > pipes are original.The car is a '92 100.Is there any trick to
> > getting this connection leak free?
> >
> >
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