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Old 06-12-2021, 11:24 PM   #21
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Default Re: Exhaust leak...BADDDD!!!

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They do sell a padded version of the tailpipe clamp if yours rattles.
How would I know if something rattles??? I have to shout to be heard at 45 MPH. I think EVERYTHING Rattles!!!
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Old 06-13-2021, 05:06 AM   #22
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You might not need to get the additional gasket. Most A's don't have them installed.

Take it loose from the exhaust manifold and clean the mating surfaces well. Then place a floor jack under the muffler and jack it up so it mates with the manifold. Adjust it so it lines up well. If your muffler flange has a ripple or bend in it you can take a small ball peen hammer and form the muffler flange to the exhaust manifold for a better fit.

While keeping things lined up carefully lower the jack just enough so you can apply a thin bead of muffler cement to the muffler flange. Jack the muffler back into place and install the muffler clamp. Allow the cement to dry for a day before starting.

Having a friend help run the jack while you keep things lined up is a plus.
Also loosening the tail pipe clamp and extra little bit while doing this can help.
This is exactly how I do it. I have had good luck with Permatex.

https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...-gasket-maker/
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:11 AM   #23
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How would I know if something rattles??? I have to shout to be heard at 45 MPH. I think EVERYTHING Rattles!!!

I hear you (pun intended). My truck sounds like a locomotive and rattles enough that I keep rechecking the doors to make sure they are closed.



Last weekend I took a '30 5 window coupe for a spin that someone is thinking about selling. WOW, what a huge difference. Now my wife wants me to get rid of the truck and buy the coupe. "What honey, I can't have both?"
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