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cars flex pipe has a hole

2006 altima. brought it in to pep boys but they cant weld and told me it would be a $700 replacement. i saw the hole but as i know jack shit about cars i was just like... oh snap.

so i googled and its the flex pipe. my car sounds like a motorcycle and i can smell carbon monoxide in the cabin. i can smell it don't tell me it's odorless it smells. like. death.

well is it possible to replace or fix just that or do i have to go for like a whole new exhaust pipe. I see some stories about patching or welding the pipe. I am thinking its a good excuse to take thurs/fri off from work. my cars in the shop. cant drive, will die from noxious fumes. Also considering duct tape.

what do.
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Just start it kn a closed garage for about 15 minutes, should solve the problem
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Just start it kn a closed garage for about 15 minutes, should solve the problem

this is automay. this is a serious forearm.

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this is automay. this is a serious forearm.

Yes, it is.o_o
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How big is the hole? You can try exhaust tape from any auto parts store. Should be under 10 bucks. It's only gonna hold for maybe 6 months, but it should help until you decide to replace that pipe or sell the car.
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Cut a piece of a beer can larger than the hole, slather the back of the patch in JB weld, and stick it over the hole with some hose clamps.

If it's got < 75000 miles, I think you can have it replaced under the emissions warranty (since the flex pipe is on the same piece of the exhaust as the catalytic converter).
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Real exhaust shop should be able to fix it.
If not, there should be a performance aftermarket unit that eliminates the cats and replaces the flex pipes and doesn't set codes.
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Real exhaust shop should be able to fix it.
If not, there should be a performance aftermarket unit that eliminates the cats and replaces the flex pipes and doesn't set codes.

Holy shit... haven't seen that name in a while. Welcome back.
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You can't smell carbon monoxide, thats why it is so dangerous.

Flex pipe should not cost anywhere near $700 to fix. I had both of mine replaced on my KrautWagen and it was less than $400 at an exhaust shop. Go find a real exhaust place.
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You can't smell carbon monoxide, thats why it is so dangerous.

Flex pipe should not cost anywhere near $700 to fix. I had both of mine replaced on my KrautWagen and it was less than $400 at an exhaust shop. Go find a real exhaust place.

I can smell it just fine
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No, you can smell exhaust. Just like natural gas, you don't smell the gas itself, you smell the things that typically (or, in the case of NG, artificially) accompany it.

HURR DURR.
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No, you can smell exhaust. Just like natural gas, you don't smell the gas itself, you smell the things that typically (or, in the case of NG, artificially) accompany it.

HURR DURR.

I can smell CO, ozone, natural gas (without the stinky additive), and a few other things.

Odd, but true.
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Holy shit... haven't seen that name in a while. Welcome back.

Thanks, been a while indeed!
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Yes, it is.o_o

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