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Old 02-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Need an answer- Lost Muffler on a Caterpillar

Friend just lost his muffler in the last few minutes. He has a Safari with a caterpillar engine. He is about 3 hours from his destination. Can he safely drive it or can it hurt his engine in any way?

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As long as the exhaust isn't hitting anything i.e. venting against the fiberglass, radiator, engine etc I think he should be ok - just a little noisy. Most mufflers just baffle the noise of the engine and don't provide significant back pressure.
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I would be more concerned where all that heat and exhaust gas is going. Think fire or asphyxiation. Don't think I would chance it myself.
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The engine may enjoy no restrictions, but the coach may not like the hot exaust where the pipe end now is located.

Does he have other transportation?

May be able to get some temp flex pipe or other such thing to make a dofor (do for now) repair to get home.

Attach to bumper to get heat out and check often
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Thanks for the help. I have passed the word along

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I lost my exhaust tip on a Itasca Meridian with a Cat 3126E, did not realize ,and drove 30 minutes. The fiberglass began to melt and bubbled the paint approximately two foot square area. I traveled at 55 MPH on flat road. Getting the exhaust heat out from underneath is a must. You will burn the MH up if it is not exhausted out.
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I lost my exhaust tip on a Itasca Meridian with a Cat 3126E, did not realize ,and drove 30 minutes. The fiberglass began to melt and bubbled the paint approximately two foot square area. I traveled at 55 MPH on flat road. Getting the exhaust heat out from underneath is a must. You will burn the MH up if it is not exhausted out.
Absolutely! Very dangerous, use caution! A make shift stove pipe wired up could get you to a safe position! Good luck, use x-treme caution!
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