Originally Posted by FrankKrar
I have a 2020 Forester 2551 DSLE and I must have rubbed my exhaust pipe against something. It got bent beyond the 90 degrees or so it was originally.
Any ideas if I can bend that back? Will it crack? I am better off getting a new one? Is so, any ideas where I can source that?
The same thing happened to me. (except in my case there was no doubt on what happened)
I found a local welding shop that was able to keep the bulk of the exhaust and weld in a coupler of sorts to fix it. Cost about 50 bucks.
I just remembered that I did use PVC that I bent to make sure the repair would fit. I think I cut the bent piece out and used some pvc to replace it and then took it to welding shop and had them replace the pvc piece that I had made. You fill the pvc with sand to make sure it doesn't crease too badly.