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Can you repair a hole in a muffler?

Can you repair a hole in a muffler?

“If you have a hole or a crack in your muffler, you definitely need to replace it. Even a small hole cannot be welded because the metal on a muffler is too thin,” Hrovat says. “If it is already corroded or rusted, it can’t be welded.”

Can you drive with a hole in your muffler?

Carbon monoxide poisoning – Driving with a hole in your muffler can route exhaust fumes containing carbon monoxide back into your car’s interior. Even at low levels, carbon monoxide can cause serious health issues for both adults and children.

Does Flex Seal work on mufflers?

Some car owners are also wondering if they can use Flex Seal to fix leaks on their exhaust system. Manufacturers don’t recommend using this product on car parts that are constantly subjected to high pressure and heat because it will affect its effectiveness, so it’s best not to use it on your car exhaust.

Can I duct tape my muffler?

No, duct tape is not a safe option for repairing damaged exhaust mufflers or exhaust pipes. Duct tape is made out of cotton mesh, and is covered with a type of plastic called polyethelyne, with a rubber-based adhesive underneath.

How much does it cost to fix a hole in a muffler?

If you do need to have it replaced, expect to spend between $150 to $300. The exact amount depends on the make and model of your car, the type of muffler you replace it with, and whether or not any extra parts need replacing as well.

Will aluminum tape work on exhaust?

Yes, you can, you can use it around your car exhaust manifold, or exhaust pipes. Flex seal is also a good option. Personally, I used aluminum foil tape which works well.

Which J-B Weld is best for exhaust?

JB Weld ExtremeHeat is perfect for making repairs on all manner of high-heat parts, including exhaust manifolds, mufflers, catalytic converters, exhaust pipes, engine blocks, fireplaces, smokers/fireboxes, and many more crack-prone items.

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