[Vwdiesel] Off-topic post, M-B 300SDL
swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Fri Jun 25 00:53:01 EDT 2004
On 25 Jun 2004 at 20:52, Sandy Cameron <scameron at compmore.net> wrote:
> To some extent, I'm doing the same on my Volks A2. I pick up the exhaust
> pipe a foot from the engine where it straightens out horizontal, Use a piece of
> 2" from there back to the end of the floor panel, then join a piece of flex from
> there to the muffler. The muffler is quite old, may even be the original (1987,
> 450,000km) I have welded in new end bulkheads, new tail pipe, replaced the
> hangers, and it soldiers on.
> Oh yes, My name is Cameron. We are thrrrrifty.
Egads... you mean I should run down and salvage that muffler I let go with my rusted
out '85 Jetta TD?!! ;-)
I did keep the rest of the exhaust, and was amazed that I was able to spray liquid
wrench on the clamps, wait an hour, and unbolt the whole thing, then tap apart with a
hammer. This was a used exhaust I got from a wrecker 8 years and 300k kms ago. The
stock exhaust holds up amazingly well. The bend up over the rear axle finally gave way,
so I left muffler... I might just rescue it yet - it's still sitting at a neighbour's place... :-)--
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