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Old 04-26-2011, 05:11 PM
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Exhaust Leak!

Alright. I can't believe I didn't notice this earlier and fix it but I found it the hard way today. I went to go get my truck inspected and I have a exhaust leak. Well "leak" is an understatement. My damn pipe got rusty this year and a rock must of hit it and smashed it in half So my pipe is only connected by like a 1/3 of the circle. I have a huge exhaust leak and they wont pass my inspection until I fix it. I need some creative ideas here for my options. I really don't want to buy a whole new pipe but I don't see much of an alternative.

By the way the pipe is smashed right where the bed meets the cab so I have plenty of space to work and get creative if I need to.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:53 PM
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I fixed my 68 VW Type3 fastback with a Mountain Dew can and safety wire.

But um.... I guess you might be needing something more substantial.

Can you get a section of pipe, cut it lengthwise and slip it on with some clamps or welding?

I've never tried the "exhaust tape" sold at the parts stores. It doesn't look promising.

How about sheet metal duct from the Depot or Lowes, just to pass the test.

I bought a 24" pc of 4" pipe at my local performance truck stop for $20 for my diy intake. Ask around, and get one.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:02 PM
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The 4'' piping sounds promising. Im not sure if we have any local truck perfomance places around but Ill look into it. What is that exhaust tape you spoke of?
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:24 PM
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I think it's actually called "muffler tape" or patch.

I guess it's a metal reinforced tape, much like foil duct tape.
But if you have such a huge hole like it sounds, I really doubt it would be worth it to try.

It is available at any parts store.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:27 AM
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Napa or O'Riellys cary exhaust band clamps. They come in sizes from 1.5"-7". It is very flexible and as you tighten it it stretches very tight. Look at any semi they all have them. Very strong and will last a very long time. Tools needes is a 9/16 socket and end wrench.
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