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 Post subject: how the hell did this happen?
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:17 pm 
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hi all, im no to sure where i should of posted this topic, but i have a few question. a few weeks ago i notices a bit of a rattle in my exhaust which turned into a heavy vibration when stationaary.( i assumed something was loose) about 2 weeks later after driving in the rain i noticed a funny sound, i looked under the car to find my muffler bubbling some water. after closer examination i found a small hole in the muffler. the Exhaust has now, after a trip to the goldcoast, completely split and is now in two pieces. f**k. car this be repaired or replaced? it has also melted my fear buimber around the muffler tip.

HOW ON EARTH DID THIS HAPPEN?
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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:23 pm 
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generally if its the resinator or muffler its a deaden, if its the pipe, chances are the rest is cactus as well

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Well if its a commodore your facing this problem with, then theres no suprises there :mrgreen:

I wouldnt repair it, replace the entire exhaust, obviously there is some sort of issue in that area

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:37 pm 
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no its not a commodore, its an au fairmont ghia. im pretty sure its where the muffler meets the resonator, the weld looks like its melted? it thats even possible?
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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Weird!!

I have never in my life ever heard of an exhaust melting the rear bumper on a Ford ever. Is the tip touching the rear bumper or something?

If you can get pictures of this melted weld your talking about and where its cracked, that would be a good help. Pictures say a thousand words :wink:.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:44 pm 
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Probably just a s**t weld, i am a welder and i have seen some shocking stuff from around the world.

Replace the exhaust, its not like they are expensive.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:52 pm 
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ill get some pics up tomrrow, how much a i looking at for a new exhaust?
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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:58 pm 
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they vary depending on what you want i got a mandrel bend sports exhaust for my el and it cost me around $300 from the cat back

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:29 pm 
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kovac wrote:
they vary depending on what you want i got a mandrel bend sports exhaust for my el and it cost me around $300 from the cat back


Ripped, I paid $150 for a Lukey 2.5" Mandrel bent exhaust with 1 muff for my EF

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:37 pm 
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I don't have a photo handy.

I too had my bumper melt and the corner of the tailight when I had an exhaust crack near the rear resonator in the wagon. The exhaust was damaged by crunching on the ground esp bluestone driveways. This was fixed with new springs but that's another story. I was towing an enormous house moving trailer about 3 tons and the exhaust was red hot. Suddenly car filled with smoke. :!: :? I turned off the freeway and went straight to a nearby exhaust shop and had the rear section replaced. Luck they had what I needed and could do it right away as we were moving house.
5 years later it rusted out again and I have since repaired the head crack which was causing so much water in exhaust.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Many years ago, these dipsh!ts came into work, with a broken exhaust on an EA wagon.
It had broken near Townsville, and they drove it to Rocky like that ( 700+ km), and it had melted the tail-light and rear bumper, also the rubber seal for the tailgate.
They had 3 kids in the back seat and they were really sick ( CO poisoning).
I was at work doing my own stuff ( didn't have any parts for it there), and it was a Sunday.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:06 pm 
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kovac wrote:
they vary depending on what you want i got a mandrel bend sports exhaust for my el and it cost me around $300 from the cat back

Haha they saw you coming

Mine was $200 2.5 inch 1 muff and new manifoold gasket.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:29 pm 
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I don't have a photo handy.

I too had my bumper melt and the corner of the tailight when I had an exhaust crack near the rear resonator in the wagon. The exhaust was damaged by crunching on the ground exp bluestone driveways. This was fixed with new springs but that's another story. I was towing an enormous house moving trailer about 3 tons and the exhaust was red hot. Suddenly car filled with smoke. I turned off the freeway and went straight to a nearby exhaust shop and had the rear section replaced. Luck they had what I needed and could do it right away as we were moving house.
5 years later it rusted out again and I have since repaired the head crack which was causing so much water in exhaust.I don't have a photo handy.

I too had my bumper melt and the corner of the tailight when I had an exhaust crack near the rear resonator in the wagon. The exhaust was damaged by crunching on the ground exp bluestone driveways. This was fixed with new springs but that's another story. I was towing an enormous house moving trailer about 3 tons and the exhaust was red hot. Suddenly car filled with smoke. :!: :? I turned off the freeway and went straight to a nearby exhaust shop and had the rear section replaced. Luck they had what I needed and could do it right away as we were moving house.
5 years later it rusted out again and I have since repaired the head crack which was causing so much water in exhaust.





this is exactly my case!the exhaust has completely come in two at the joing of the resonator. no idea how i could of damaged it. but was towing a 6 meter boat to wynum from caboolture when the car started to sound great! it had a deep rumble and it sounded like i had some sort of cannon exhaust, upon closer inspection, it was f**k. and the break had caused the end of the muffler to sit high, in turn melting my read bumber quite severely
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:14 pm 
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I lived with the melted damage for another 5 years until I was at the wreckers and saw a really nice bumper and tailgate in the right colour for $180.00. I had never changed the light as although it was a bit melted it didnt leak.

It's all nice and neat again now although the bumper is a bit scratched.

 

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