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Old 06-30-2011, 12:20 PM
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So I got all of this installed yesterday. It looked good when I first looked at it, but now I have some concerns. I noticed today that water was dripping from the weld joints. I can understand that those joints are not perfect, but if water is leaking, that means exhaust is leaking.

Should this be happening?

Most of the leak is at the joints of the Y. I got a feeling you get what you pay for considering this place only charged me $150 and they had good reviews.
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Had my Magnaflow y and new muffler put in and no leaks or codes period. Paid 70 + taxes
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Man, sorry to hear that LeKy. I would suggest you take it back to them as soon as possible. If they were a quality shop, I am certain they will resolve the problem quickly for you. Those guys survive on reputation.
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No leaks should be occuring. You are sure it's not condensation on the outside of the pipe?
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:51 PM
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Well that is what I thought at first cause boy was I POed when I saw it this morning. I started the truck laid down under the truck and it was not just condensation. It was coming from the welds, there was a puddle under my truck. I also put my hand by the Y and I could feel warm air blowing, through a bunch of needle size holes.

I called the guy and told him the situation and he asked me is it leaking a lot?
My only response was, "it shouldn't be leaking period" he told me to come in tomorrow morning, but needless to say I got a feeling that slapping on more welds isn't going to make it any better. I talked to my dad and when he looked at the welds he said they look like crap from any stand point.

So I called another shop that does mostly ricers and he said he would look at it in the morning and see if the muffler can be salvaged. I figure a second opinion would be good and if all else sucks I am going to have the muffler redone, by a better shop if they can salvage my 18inch pipe.

Could be worst, at least the exhaust didn't fall off yet.
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I would have them buy you a new Y and re weld it the right way! Mine was done well....no leaks!
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This guy (me) super bitter due to his own stupidity. Tim, I googled Benders Exhaust and its a 13 Hour drive from here and I actually thought about going there and having him redo my exhaust.

I took some pictures just so you guys can see what happens when you don't do a close inspection or basically you go to a hack job exhaust place.


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That is pretty terrible! I can't weld and I could do better! Sorry that happened!!!
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That sucks. I'm not a welder but I can tell that is not a good weld job. Please tell me the muffler had nothing to do with it (since I know where you bought it).
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That sucks. I'm not a welder but I can tell that is not a good weld job. Please tell me the muffler had nothing to do with it (since I know where you bought it).
It wasn't the muffler it was the tool (I mean idiot) who did the welding. I took it to a shop that I got the recommendation from through a ricer custom builder and the guy lifted it up, took a look at it and said that the welds are solid and the layout is the same way he would have done it, but they are not the best looking welds.

He fixed the welds, cleaned them up a bit and added a pair of hangers. No more leaks, and he said this thing will last. So I am happy, but it did cost me an extra $75.

Lesson learned, find someone reputable to do your install and sometimes even good shops have shitty employees.
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