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Old 12-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hole in exhaust

I have a 2003 Pace Arrow. There are several small holes in my exhaust pipes. The muffler is ok. The largest hole is about 1/2". Is there a product or process I could use to repair the pipe rather then spend a large amount to replace the pipes? I know that this may only delay the need to replace by a few years but that would help.

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Old 12-24-2014, 02:37 PM   #2
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They make a "muffler repair tape" but I've never had much luck with it. My temporary repair technique using a tin can and a couple of hose clamps. This usually gets me far enough to do a proper repair.

You need to figure out what caused the holes. If it's rotting from the inside, anything you do is a band-aid (which is kinda what a tin can held on by 2 hose clamps looks like).

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There's nothing like doing it right with new pipe.
But, I had success using muffler tape and wrapped a piece of .010" shim stock over it using hose clamps to keep it in place until I could do the Full Monte.
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Muffler tape or metal patches with hose clamps is a VERY temporary patch. Exhaust fumes and heat where you don't want it are very real concerns. If a hole develops directing hot exhaust at plastic or foam under the RV, it could melt or catch fire. Exhaust gases entering the RV is also not something you want to deal with. In the time and expense of trying the temporary solutions you could be on the way to a new exhaust system.

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Old 12-24-2014, 05:52 PM   #5
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There is, as noted muffler tape, you can also use a saddle clamp (Better) but.. you said "Several small holes" and this tells me that there is no solution other than a new pipe.

Reason: The pipe is rusted out in many places, you can repair them but next week it will be rusted out in seeral more, and next week and by the time you are done it will be 100% repair and no original pipe left.
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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Mufflers rust from the inside out. Bflin81 is correct, very unsafe... I understand $$$ but safety has to come before any thing.
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I would say if there are a lot to even small holes, to replace rather than take any chances with carbon monoxide
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:36 AM   #8
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Running too wet for too long.

Short running times do not get things dry.

Pipe is toast and muffler too.

Should be drain holes in muffler that may be clogged.

Pipe is not that expensive but patches can get you home.

Check phone book and get general rates.

Most GOOD muffler shops can replace easy.

Do muffler while you are at it.

And look at good pipe too.

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