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What is the easiest way to fix my leaking exhaust?
I have a 1964 Comet Caliente that was given to me. The original motor was taken out and replaced with an inline six cylinder. The exhaust is leaking badly right where the manifold connects to the exhaust pipe. Someone suggested welding it but i would like to avoid this if possible. I believe it is more than a gasket or flange problem. I believe it isnt fitting right because of the different motor What is the easiest and best way to fix this?
posted: October 27, 2009
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Well first thing , there may be a gasket donut missing and thats why you are hearing the leak...welding would close the gap but like you mentioned it is not a good fix. I had a 57 Pontiac years ago and I had used exhaust cement, I dont know if they still offer it in auto stores. It did work and in the period of a year I had to do it twice because I got my pipe from the motor caught on a curb...once it was hard it worked great. The hardest part was it had to go on with the parts hot...Just my thoughts ..Right or wrong..
posted:  October 27, 2009
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most likely just a worn/cracked donut gasket. Go to any auto parts store and ask for the exhaust donut gasket in the size your exhaust is. Soak the bolts in penetrating oil, pull apart, replace with new gasket and it should be as good as new!
posted:  October 27, 2009
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I would suggest a replacement. Repairs are a burden since your exhaust will keep leaking hence calling for more and more repairs. Visit the link below in case you need new exhaust.
posted:  January 3, 2013
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