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Old 06-16-2020, 07:46 AM   #1
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Need exhaust repair recommondation 8.1 W22

Hello fellow RV'rs in the Kentucky and Ohio area.
We are travelling through your state during the next 4 weeks coming from Florida, currently in TN. Our 2003 Adventurer (W22 8.1) developed a quite loud exhaust noise. Could be the passenger side manifold or doughnut seal, not sure. Not loud at idle, but very loud on acceleration.
Would you possibly know a reputable shop that could look into this and do the repair needed?
We will be travelling along the North I-75 corridor through Kentucky and then going East on I-64 to Charleston KY and then North into Ohio on I-77 to the Cleveland area.
We sure would appreciate any help with this.
Also, are there possible temporary fixes for exhaust leaks that could last for our 4-5 months trip? Not sure if we can continue this trip with an ongoing exhaust leak. Don't know what kind of damage could occur.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
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Could be the exhaust manifold. Mine has been in the shop several times for that.

I've been on long trips with a leaking exhaust manifold...other than noise it didn't hurt anything.
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Thank you for your response. I hope it will not hurt anything. In the Knoxville TN area there is just no one who is willing to work on RV engines. Such a shame. I think there is a real market for engine repairs.
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Hello fellow RV'rs in the Kentucky and Ohio area.

We are travelling through your state during the next 4 weeks coming from Florida, currently in TN. Our 2003 Adventurer (W22 8.1) developed a quite loud exhaust noise. Could be the passenger side manifold or doughnut seal, not sure. Not loud at idle, but very loud on acceleration.

Would you possibly know a reputable shop that could look into this and do the repair needed?

We will be travelling along the North I-75 corridor through Kentucky and then going East on I-64 to Charleston KY and then North into Ohio on I-77 to the Cleveland area.

We sure would appreciate any help with this.

Also, are there possible temporary fixes for exhaust leaks that could last for our 4-5 months trip? Not sure if we can continue this trip with an ongoing exhaust leak. Don't know what kind of damage could occur.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.


Sounds like the donut gasket is gone! You need to get it fixed or the exhaust valves can be burnt. Any truck repair repair shop can do it in 1 hour. I know had the same issue.
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Hello fellow RV'rs in the Kentucky and Ohio area.

We are travelling through your state during the next 4 weeks coming from Florida, currently in TN. Our 2003 Adventurer (W22 8.1) developed a quite loud exhaust noise. Could be the passenger side manifold or doughnut seal, not sure. Not loud at idle, but very loud on acceleration.

Would you possibly know a reputable shop that could look into this and do the repair needed?

We will be travelling along the North I-75 corridor through Kentucky and then going East on I-64 to Charleston KY and then North into Ohio on I-77 to the Cleveland area.

We sure would appreciate any help with this.

Also, are there possible temporary fixes for exhaust leaks that could last for our 4-5 months trip? Not sure if we can continue this trip with an ongoing exhaust leak. Don't know what kind of damage could occur.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.


Sounds like the donut gasket is gone! You need to get it fixed or the exhaust valves can be burnt. Any truck repair repair shop can do it in 1 hour. I know had the same issue.
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After burning out left side donut 2 times. Both with less than 1000 miles. I installed new studs, nuts and donut. Then 90 degree angle steel, 2 clamps- see picture. I also installed an exhaust hanger at he.end of the tail pipe on both sides. 7000 miles with no leaks and smoother travel.
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Sounds like the donut gasket is gone! You need to get it fixed or the exhaust valves can be burnt. Any truck repair repair shop can do it in 1 hour. I know had the same issue.
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