Well my trouble started yesterday when my muffler fell off from the main exhaust pipe due to severe rust of the pipe. Luckily my emergency kit had a roll of tape so I tape it back on and it got me home. Once home I pushed the muffler back into the pipe and with a combination of aluminum foil, duck tape, and plastic foam I taped the pipe up enough so that it would make it to the muffler shop (BTW duck tape fixes anything
). I borrowed the clamp from the air filter tube to give extra support. To keep things short, once I got to the shop this morning the old pipe was so rusted that all I could do is replace it.
All I can say is WOW what a difference
. My car is so quiet now and I have gained lots of horsepower
. The car was so quiet I made a mistake and tried to start the car up after the mechanic had already done it for me :
. Even though my muffler was new (dealership installed) that pipe was horrible. All this time I thought the reason my car struggle to speed off quickly was due to age. Hopefully I will gain some fuel economy
Notice the piece of foil left over from last night