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Can my exhaust be welded?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Ken, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

    Posts: 1,064



    You guys reckon that can be welded? Just behind the muffler.

    Thanks :)
  2. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 24,421

    Location: Northern England

    Yes. How long it would last...not so sure!
  3. no idea what


    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,707

    Location: Lincolnshire

    That should weld ok. Looks like it's been gone for a while! For the cost of replacement it's probably worthwhile replacing it.
  4. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

    Posts: 1,064

    Thanks...I've done a ghetto repair for now with coathanger holding the majority of the muffler weight and a can that held pilchards connecting the two open ends. Some coathanger put thru the can to stop it slipping all the way into the muffler or pipe.


    Just found a hole further up the exhaust pipe so looks like I'm better off replacing it from the mufflers up to but not including the cat.
  5. Dogbreath


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    Mufflers are only fitted to American cars, we have silencers in the UK...

    That pipe looks pretty thin due to corrosion, and if so it would be a pain in the ballsack to weld and would likely fail again pretty quickly.
  6. Diagro


    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 9,148

    Lol mufflers
  7. loltim


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 14,598

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Open your hood and check your headers too.

  8. budwozza


    Joined: Oct 30, 2009

    Posts: 244

    What car is it and which part of the exhaust, it might be more cost effective to replace it rather than pay someone to weld it.