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Old 05-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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exhaust work - getting harder to find parts!

The just car's coming up to 40k km / 25k mi., and it's time for its first ever "major" repair: exhaust work. Original exhaust, and I've been patching various leaks with muffler cement (bondo, actually ) for a couple of years now.

Well, the intermediate pipe busted last week, and no reasonable amount of bondo can hold it together any more. It's time to actually spend some money on this heap! The original pipes only lasted 19 years - shameful.

Interestingly, the car is now getting old enough that the first 2 parts stores I called couldn't get the parts. The dealer doesn't stock it anymore either -- their parts guy said GM sold off all its OEM stainless Metro exhaust parts to a U.S. company. They could special order it, but the price was crazy.

Luckily, the 4th place I called could get it. So I'm getting an "aluminized steel" replacement for the intermediate pipe w/ resonator.
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