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Exhaust leak!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SRQ TACO, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Apr 19, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    SRQ TACO

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    Well it keeps leaking and its pissing me off! I put a new gasket in and it did no good and I also tried permetex and it failed aswell. How much do you think it would cost me to have a muffler shop just remove the bolt together part and weld in a straight pipe?
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    Supra TT

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    I have so many exhaust leaks ear plugs don't even help haha. I thought about making a sleeve and welding over the area that is leaking. Instead of just completely straight piping it..
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Qucik question i found a small hole right before my muffler and I mean as small at the head of a screw. That wont mess anything up will it?
     
  4. Apr 20, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    steve o 77

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    no it won't, but a muffler shop could fill the hole with weld for cheap. I would do it for free if you were local.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    how about running asheet metal screw in the hole
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    That would work if the hole is extremely small, like basically a pinhole because the rust will have thinned the metal around the hole.

    to be honest, some high temp RTV or JB weld might even work for a while.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    i say either weld over the hole, or straight pipe it, welding is fast and much cheaper
     
  8. Apr 22, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Its not a hole its where it bolts together.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    try some jb like steve o said. as far as welding rusty exhaust you can forget about that. i have an old plow truck for my yard , you can get some good muffler dope from your local napa. it works for me but its not permenant.
     
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