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Old 05-12-2017, 11:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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True. Also, I rarely do short trips where you fill the system with condensation, then turn the engine off & cause it to rust out from the inside. Longer trips heat everything up & dry it out, which helps keep things shiny.

UNFORTUNATELY...

I discovered last evening it definitely needs a new muffler too. I couldn't see how bad the top of it was - it's coming apart!



I'm surprised it was still muffling. Also cool: note the Suzuki name stamped on it!

Here's the whole mess:



Yes, that's duct tape! (You know you're a shoddy mechanic when there's duct tape on your exhaust system.)

And it looks like I repaired this before and completely forgot about it -- the section of pipe between the flange and the resonator was replaced. It has the telltale signs of my awesome welding skills on it. Pretty easy to tell from factory welds.

I really should make a repair log for the car. Hey, I think I just started one with this thread.
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