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If most of my exhaust is coming out of the radiator vents of my 1979 El Tigre 6000, do I have a problem? HAHA...j/k. I already know there is a problem.

the question is, do i replace the whole muffler, or just the second ball and socket joint of my sled? that is where it leaks. does this decrease the performance? would it help to just buy some new springs (it is held together by 2 pieces of welding rod right now), and also fix the muffler support? if i should replace the muffler, what brand is good at a "cheap" price for my sled? thanks in advance-

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If u are using welding rod and the muffler support is busted, that could be why it's leaking, because it's not being held together properly.

If that's not the problem, just get the ball and socket joints.

and fix all supports and put springs on there.



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ok-I'll try that, Thanks.

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Let us know how it works out for you.



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I don't know if this will help you but I recently replaced an exhaust header on my 87 Ford Bronco. The connection from the manifold to the exhaust is a metal to metal connection (no gassket) similar to your sled except it is held together with bolts instead of springs. The connections were clean and looked ok when I put them together but after I finished and tested the job there was a leak. No matter how hard I tightened the flange bolts it still leaked especially at high RPM.

I dropped by my local exhaust shop and talked to their mechanics about this. Their solution, and what they do for their customers is to reinstall the connection with a generous coating if high temp silicon RTV sealent. The brand recommended was called Ultra Copper and it is rated to some crazy temp like 700 deg C./ about 1300 deg F. Way more than enough heat capability. A tube was only a $5 at Canadian Tire.

It worked great for me. Good luck. If it works a much cheaper fix than new.

I currently have my exhaust system off and am painting it with hi temp enamel to bring back that like new finish and will be reinstalling mine with silicone.
 

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HiFly is right, put high temp silicone on there. U should use that stuff anyway.



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