My center muffler has a hole in the rear connector pipe. Do you have any
recommendations about replacement. I can do the work but what brand is
the best value. I will probably have the car for another 50k miles or 5
If one muffler is falling apart, the rest of the system's probably pretty
I bought a stainless system (ferritta) for my (late) 300E.
Slightly cheaper than stock, but with an awsome sound =)
Not louder, but nicer IMHO.
My center muffler and rear silencer died at 150k. Not bad I guess.
That includes 4 yrs in Minnesota, some time in Missouri, and the rest
of its life here in Colorado. Snow and road grit.
I went with MB OEM parts. Sometimes I wish I would have investigated
a different setup maybe for better exhaust sound and a few extra
horsepower. My exhaust makes almost zero sound with new parts. Nice,
in its own tranquil way. I can hear the birds twitter when my car is
I just replaced a complete muffler system from the exhaust manifold to
the tail muffler and all bolts, hangers, and rubber donuts (1981
I ordered the complete system from a Napa auto parts store for $208.00
(Walker brand) and ordered manifold donut for the header pipe ($15.00
Sounds great, fits great, $130.00 in total labor.
It started as a DIY, but I could not break the exhaust manifold nuts;
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