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Old 09-06-2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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I was changing my exhasut donut gasket up in the Y pipe last night and I noticed when I was under the car that the previous owner has the pipe welded right before the cat. When i talked to him about it I asked him why that was done, he said it rusted out to the point that the pipe rusted in half and was actually hanging down. So I guess I found my exhaust leak. Is this a common problem, I thought it a little strange to rust right there and actually rust right out. In any event, any I dea what it will cost to fix? I am pretyy handy, but not a welder...
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well i'd assume that you could just cut out the bad section and clamp in a new peice of pipe, if its straight that is. I'm a fan of welded exhaust, everything else i've tried has come apart. Are you saying that he welded up a hole in the pipe or welded the cat to the pipe?
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well i'd assume that you could just cut out the bad section and clamp in a new peice of pipe, if its straight that is. I'm a fan of welded exhaust, everything else i've tried has come apart. Are you saying that he welded up a hole in the pipe or welded the cat to the pipe?
Its not straight, it right before the cat, and that pipe curves upward to meet the y pipe.....
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Might be a possible new downpipe.

Check Rockauto.com, GMPD and all the other parts sources.
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Psst..Ryan.. he'* asking for a price
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Thats alright, i found it on rock auto, but I wonder, if I am going to get the high flow cat welded in right there, do I need the whole pipe, hmmmm??? I guess its probably better to get the whole thing since its only like 27 bucks.
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$23 + shipping then :P
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Thats alright, i found it on rock auto, but I wonder, if I am going to get the high flow cat welded in right there, do I need the whole pipe, hmmmm??? I guess its probably better to get the whole thing since its only like 27 bucks.
its just that one Pipe u need right? the #:42277 ?

the Down pipe, if so yeah thats only like $20something, and all you do is get your cat welded to it, and bult it up to the Manifold
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Thats alright, i found it on rock auto, but I wonder, if I am going to get the high flow cat welded in right there, do I need the whole pipe, hmmmm??? I guess its probably better to get the whole thing since its only like 27 bucks.
its just that one Pipe u need right? the #:42277 ?

the Down pipe, if so yeah thats only like $20something, and all you do is get your cat welded to it, and bult it up to the Manifold
Yeah, your right, I just wanted it fixed this weeked, now I have to wait, darn it.........
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