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Old 02-21-2008, 10:40 PM   #11
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Haha thanks guys. The only problem is that I am pretty sure it won't pass inspection, and I am (over)due for one.
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At places like Autozone, they have pipe adapters where you could slide one side on the outside of one pipe, and the other on the inside of the adjoining pipe, and clamp them together. That should last for some time.
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Umm, actually, that fix probably won't last a week. Aluminum that thin is affected very badly by heat, and that close to the cat, it'* gonna still be damned hot...it'll burn through in very short order.
I have to admit it'* a very clever idea for a temp fix, though. You might try an actual soup can. Most are pretty hefty steel and should last for a while.

Most parts stores carry a female/female adapter. grab one of those and clamp it on either side of the break.
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Oh no GonneVille

That sure is bad news for me. Do you think that pipe is in any condition for pro repair? It looks terribly rusty to me, but I have never welded before.
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autozone also sells cheap flexible exhaust pipe which is good for a temp fix, probably wont pass inspection still. but a shop could probably weld in a piece of pipe to fix the problem area.
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