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When I was working on transmission oil/filter change, I noticed exhaust leaks at various joints on both exhausts.  Is there a recommended way to fix them?  Should I replace the clamps and seals (any particular sealing I should get) at each joint, or should I go with something like muffler weld and or tiger patch?

 

Thanks

 

Danish

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So they do sell exhaust cements and RTVs.  It is normal for small leaks to be at each joint (you will see signs of condensation dripping), but you shouldn't have any large leaks (holes).

 

If you are concerned with various small leaks at the butt joint clamps you can use the cements or RTVs.....if you have holes or the leak is at the flanges, you should replace the damaged section or gasket.

 

Here is an example of the cement you can find online:

https://www.amazon.com/Dynomax-35958-Hardware-Muffler-Cement/dp/B000CQHVLI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1469219439&sr=8-5&keywords=exhaust+sealant

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I did not see any holes, just carbon deposits on joints.  Will try to get some pics as soon as I get a chance and will post results of the experiment.

 

Thanks

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That is typical. If you think about how the joints are held together....you are essentially pinching one tube over another. There will not be a perfect seal. The exhaust cement above or high temp rtv can fix that if it really bothers you.

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