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Postby Allblues555 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:05 pm

I guess I hit a speed bump or something, but I didn't hear it until I started my car up the next day....about three feet of exhaust pipe is missing out of the center of my exhaust system (at about the middle, under the driver seat).

Anybody here have any luck/ideas with fixing something like this yourself? I know a repair shop is going to tell me I need to replace the whole thing, manifold, muffler, and all.
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Postby Blues Fan in SF » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:13 pm

Duct tape.
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Postby goon attack » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:35 pm

got a blowtorch?
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Postby Portland Blues » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:57 pm

Put one of those giant fart can tips on the end (at the back of the car) and everyone will think it's supposed to sound like that. Maybe go ahead and put a wing on the trunk lid too.

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Postby Allblues555 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:13 am

Man, I know I just need to shell out the $$$, but I was still hoping for less snark than [BANNED URL]

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Postby goon attack » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:24 am

Allblues555 wrote:Man, I know I just need to shell out the $$$, but I was still hoping for less snark than [BANNED URL]

:lol:


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Postby Steve Levy Sucks » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:01 am

You sure you "lost" it? What you're describing sounds like where the catalytic converter is located. Those things are a hot commidity right now and have become one of the most stolen items out there.
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Postby Allblues555 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:27 am

Steve Levy Sucks wrote:You sure you "lost" it? What you're describing sounds like where the catalytic converter is located. Those things are a hot commidity right now and have become one of the most stolen items out there.



ha ha ha ha ha

I just came here to say that. I came back from the Muffler shop and that's exactly what I lost.
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Postby goon attack » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:44 am

So, you pussed out and decided to get raped by a muffler shop?

Good job. ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS GET A BLOWTORCH
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Postby Steve Levy Sucks » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:44 am

Allblues555 wrote:
Steve Levy Sucks wrote:You sure you "lost" it? What you're describing sounds like where the catalytic converter is located. Those things are a hot commidity right now and have become one of the most stolen items out there.



ha ha ha ha ha

I just came here to say that. I came back from the Muffler shop and that's exactly what I lost.


That sucks but that's the first thing I thought of when you posted this. It's a big problem around here (I know, not surprising) but it recently became the number one stolen item in Southeast Michigan.

Another thing that is really getting bad is copper wiring. People are breaking into houses and stealing all of the electrical wiring, stealilng Central Air units, anything that has copper in it. Then they take it to the salvage yard and make big dollars.

You should be able to file a police report and have your insurance pay to replace it.
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Postby WaukeeBlues » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:35 am

Steve Levy Sucks wrote:
Allblues555 wrote:
Steve Levy Sucks wrote:You sure you "lost" it? What you're describing sounds like where the catalytic converter is located. Those things are a hot commidity right now and have become one of the most stolen items out there.



ha ha ha ha ha

I just came here to say that. I came back from the Muffler shop and that's exactly what I lost.


That sucks but that's the first thing I thought of when you posted this. It's a big problem around here (I know, not surprising) but it recently became the number one stolen item in Southeast Michigan.

Another thing that is really getting bad is copper wiring. People are breaking into houses and stealing all of the electrical wiring, stealilng Central Air units, anything that has copper in it. Then they take it to the salvage yard and make big dollars.

You should be able to file a police report and have your insurance pay to replace it.


:plusplus:

I didn't get my catalytic converter stolen but I had to get a new one and what was originally a simple job turned into the muffler guy cracking my flex pipe, lying to me about it and trying to fix it himself, taking forever to do so, me getting pissed and ultimately getting almost a whole new exhaust system for free :grin:

Someone should invent a catalytic converter lock-grip or something that is cheap :lol:
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Postby WaukeeBlues » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:36 am

double :oops:
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Postby Allblues555 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:09 am

Sorry Goon, but no, I didn't have a blowtorch, and this is probably the busiest week of my life, I'm working 3 jobs through Friday to try to get a little money together while I go back to teaching for shit money.
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Postby goon attack » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:41 am

Allblues555 wrote:Sorry Goon, but no, I didn't have a blowtorch, and this is probably the busiest week of my life, I'm working 3 jobs through Friday to try to get a little money together while I go back to teaching for shit money.


Do what I did and quit. Fukk it man. :grin:
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Postby Allblues555 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:59 am

Nah, I ain't quitting. I'm just going to do the old "you get what you pay for trick."

At 10% of a full time professor's salary, and 80% of a full time professor's responsibility, well, do the math, I'm just not going to pour all my time into my students. A lot of people have called me an asshole for saying this, but it's sink or swim, and I don't have a choice.
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