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Old 12-15-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Well I don't know exactly how dumb you are, but checking for an exhaust leak isn't exactly hard is it? Takes round about half a minute, securing the exhaust system again isn't exactly too tricky either, so all in all I'd say he's in for a good chance, as long as he checks it and attaches it properly.

Now, back off old man, seems you're lack too much knowledge about this.
My intelligence isn't in question here. At least by a competent person.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:53 AM
 
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Are you seriously suggesting that he'd gas himself and other to death with his own car without noticing the distinct smell and smoke of exhaust as it enters the passenger compartment?

Or am I reading your post all wrong?
I agree with him as people are obercome all teh time by burn gas enterihg the passenger compartment all the tie without apparently noticing.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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Well I don't know exactly how dumb you are, but checking for an exhaust leak isn't exactly hard is it? Takes round about half a minute, securing the exhaust system again isn't exactly too tricky either, so all in all I'd say he's in for a good chance, as long as he checks it and attaches it properly.

Now, back off old man, seems you're lack too much knowledge about this.
LOL
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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OP, if you can get the car up on ramps or whatever, figure out what broke, if you replace the missing/broken hanger with something reasonably like the factory put there, you are probably fine. You would hear a hole in the muffler if one existed. Unless you, like so many kids, have made yourself deaf with "basshead" music...

Coathanger wire is a standby for getting home, but it's not a proper repair, it won't likely last.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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My intelligence isn't in question here. At least by a competent person.
Really? The evidence is in your posts, and the verdict is in.

Checking and re-hanging a muffler is a pretty simple task that I am sure the OP can handle with some of the good advice he has received here.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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I am just trying to offer sensible advice.

You seem to have it in for certain folks. Your assumptions about the OP (and others) are not helpful for folks seeking answers to legitimate questions.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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I'm not sure what Tightwads problem is, but he's either completely incompetent when it comes to anything technical, and bitter, that someone can actually look at something and figure out how to fix it, or an exhaust builder with lacking business, or simply an old fool we should just ignore.

Tightwad, securing a muffler again is pretty straight forward, would you not agree? And checking a muffler for leaks, either by ear, visually or simply placing your hand over the tailpipe, blocking the exhaust is also a fairly easy task, would you agree?

So exactly what is it you have a problem with?
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:41 PM
 
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. . . securing a muffler again is pretty straight forward, would you not agree? And checking a muffler for leaks, either by ear, visually or simply placing your hand over the tailpipe, blocking the exhaust is also a fairly easy task, would you agree?
Haha, well I agree with you.

The clips on my muffler rusted out and dropped while I was on the highway. Lucky me, I actually had a hanger in my car - secured it until I got home and then did a better job of putting it up. The muffler stayed in place for a year (until some idiot rear-ended me).

You don't [i]have[i] to take it to a muffler shop, but definitely get under there and make sure it's held in place and up high enough. And do check for leaks^
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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It should not cost $300 unless you go to a dealer.

An independent shop should do it much cheaper.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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I'm not sure what Tightwads problem is, but he's either completely incompetent when it comes to anything technical and bitter that someone can actually look at something and figure out how to fix it, or an exhaust builder with lacking business, or simply an old fool we should just ignore.
Door #3
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