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Old 23rd June 2005
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Default muffler 'burping' fiberglass...:(

whats the prognosis docs?

She got long to live?
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Nope, she's given all she's got, captain!

Seems it rusted out, rattled the matting loose and now is, well, evacuating it... you should hear a different note on your exhaust too.

On the up side, it's not that hard to replace a muffler. I did a cat-back in about two hours; probably could do it in half that time next time.
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I'd run her till its so loud that I couldn't stand it . Tell everone you lost your cat! Pat
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I'd run her till its so loud that I couldn't stand it . Tell everone you lost your cat! Pat
I rather enjoyed my 99 when I removed the 'resonator' and replaced it with a straight pipe and the muffler gave up... I was on my way to Philly from Brookyn when the resonator just fell off and the Db level went way up. I got a piece of pipe, cut it to lenght and tacked it in place with an arc welder at the curb to replace the resonator. The only reason I got a muffler was to pass inspection!

My wife loved driving her <gasp> cutlass ciera w/out muffler when it dropped off on the way from Brooklyn to NJ (hmm, Brooklyn seems to be always involved in my muffler issues) and actually complained when I put a new one in!

Do pay attention and make sure the fiberglass mat does not plug your exhaust as it is pushed out of the system... a wire hanger makes a handy tool to remove it from the tail pipe (don't ask how I know )


Enjoy the throaty exhaust note until next inspection!

PS. The muffler is under $ 60.
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The downpipe on my T16 loosened once when driving 130 miles cross-country back home. Sounded fabulous
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yeah i got the same thing, right around 3000 BUZZZZZZZ TICK TICK TICK! drives me nuts, car sounds very nice tho when below 3k. any tips from anybody for muffler replacement? i want to do this one myself!
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The downpipe on my T16 loosened once when driving 130 miles cross-country back home. Sounded fabulous
I had the same thing happen to me and i was only doing 40, people seemed to be looking for a sherman tank, it was fun for 3 odd miles than after that i started to get embarrest, it was just too much, even though i loved it.

My middle resonator broke (Non CAT) so i replaced that with a stright pipe and so i only had the rear box and tail pipe, this was a nice balance between sound level and sound character but i had to get another resonator which i added at the rear, so it looks like a nice health exhaust, its matt black so it looks much smaller than it really is.

I really like to have a quite exhaust that allows fast gas flow, so when i over take some hot hatch they think i am not even trying

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