1994 E320. The exhaust leak is just in front of the middle muffler, and
the reommendation to change both the middle and rear muffler assemblies
together brings the estimate to $1,000CA (about US$730) for MB parts,
Is third party a good alternative? (no, I wasn't thinking of Midas!)
Thanks for any experience!
Mike in Toronto
Two options: 1) get a Stebro stainless system. They're in
Ottawa. This makes sense if you plan on having the car
10 years or more. 2) order it online from any of the
US based OE/OEM retailers. You'll need to have it shipped
to a US address (know anybody in Buffalo?) and bring it
through customs yourself to save any real money but
you'll save quite a bit on both parts and shipping
which is a concern for heavy parts like this. Ie
it costs $65 more to ship a pair of wheels to Bostom
from here but only $13 50 miles from here across
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You say... "The exhaust leak is just in front of the middle muffler". Is the
leak in the front face of the muffler or the pipe connecting to the front
face of the muffler? If it's the pipe, get some muffler tape and fix it
yourself. If it's in the front face of the muffler, get some furnace cement
and fix it yourself--use metal screen too for a big hole.
So far I've taken the mechanic's word for it being on the pipe itself
just in front of the middle muffler. Tomorrow I'll look the thing over
myself. If it is too close to the muffler than I doubt a patch job will
hold, but it's worth a look.
Also, is muffler tape able to withstand such high temps. A friend at
work had no luck with it on his Volvo, but that was right close to the
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