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Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: 34k on March 18, 2005, 01:50:42 PM
I need a place within a few miles of downtown to take my car and get these small leaks sorted. Basically I just need somone with a lift who can get under there and crank the hell out of the clamps on the bolts. I tried last night on ramps at Alan's place, but i couldn't get them any tighter from the angle I was at.

Any suggestions for a place? I suppose I could just roll into a Midas or something and have them check it if need be.

Be nice if I could get it done at lunch today too :D
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: gragravar on March 18, 2005, 02:34:59 PM
for access to a lift and an air wrench at a fair price, I'd try an older gas station.

Not sure what is near you though.
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: 34k on March 18, 2005, 02:56:13 PM
Right, not a bad idea Andrew, thanks =)

You remember what it's like under there, now imagine without the rear on stands and trying to budge those bolts  :(
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: s4josh on March 18, 2005, 03:26:59 PM
Bud's Muffler Service Inc
1010 Santa Fe Dr
Denver,  CO 80204
(303) 629-0934

They have been doing exhast for 50 years, they prolly fix the leaks quick.  They are also just right south of downtown on 10th and Santa Fe.
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: gragravar on March 18, 2005, 03:34:50 PM
I have heard good things about that shop.
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: KevB on March 18, 2005, 03:50:57 PM
House of Mufflers just east of I25 on Evans.  The installed an exhasut for me in the past and did a great job.

You might want to try Mineke, I've had then fix busted hangers before.  It took them very little time and only charged me a couple of bucks.

Kevin
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: s4josh on March 18, 2005, 04:00:39 PM
Heres Bud's Muffler website.  

You can read up about them; if you like and take a look at some of the cars they work on.  Got pics of a full turbo back custom S4 exhast they did, ferrari's, bwm's, MB's, etc.  Those are under the "resent works" > "performance" section.

Bud's Muffler (http://budsmuffler.com/main.html)
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: 34k on March 18, 2005, 05:28:41 PM
Quote from: "s4josh"
Bud's Muffler Service Inc


They win. They were 5 minutes away and when i called they said come on down and we'll take a look. Nice guys there. They had a VR6 Corrado in the air working on its exhaust while I was there. 8)

They guy hit the bolts with a air gun and clamped them down. They went a tiny bit tighter but he said if he hit them with anything bigger he'd just snap the bolts. Good enough I suppose.

Thanks for the recomendation Josh!
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: gragravar on March 18, 2005, 06:29:17 PM
so did their little bit of extra tightening work or are there still leaks?  time to break out the welding equipment?
Title: Exhaust Leaks -Gotta GO!
Post by: Eric18T on March 19, 2005, 09:56:46 AM
Quote from: "34k"
Quote from: "s4josh"
Bud's Muffler Service Inc


They win. They were 5 minutes away and when i called they said come on down and we'll take a look. Nice guys there. They had a VR6 Corrado in the air working on its exhaust while I was there. 8)

They guy hit the bolts with a air gun and clamped them down. They went a tiny bit tighter but he said if he hit them with anything bigger he'd just snap the bolts. Good enough I suppose.

Thanks for the recomendation Josh!


Worse comes to worse, you can do what we did on mine. I still had a couple exhasut leaks after install so we used and exhaust sealant at the joints and then put new (better) clamps on.  I ended up using T-clamps on my exhaust to make sure that nothing leaked. That combines with the exhaust sealent made everything perfect.

Keep in mind after 3-4 weeks of driving you may need to tighten the clamps again. After the pipes expand and contract a few times the clamps might get loose since they are a different material then the exhaust and expand contract at different rates..