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Old 07-04-2001, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default my exhaust is shooting out feathers...

so my friend is driving behind me, and he says he noticed when i would shift, some white stuff would come out of my exhaust. he thought at first i ran over a bird, but then noticed it again and again. he said the closest thing it looked like was feathers. any idea what this is? is it bad? it's a custom exhaust, not the stock one. thanks in advance

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Old 07-04-2001, 02:48 AM   #2
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It sounds to me like you are blowing out the baffling. A bad weld inside the muffler could cause that.
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Old 07-04-2001, 03:38 AM   #3
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so is that bad? am i going to need a new muffler? will my car blow up? what is baffling? i wish i was more knowledgable about these kinds of things.
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Old 07-04-2001, 03:44 AM   #4
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mufflers can sometimes (theres different types) use like material that will dampen the waves thus making it softer i suppose he just means that material in the muffler that does this, i read an article about different kinds and remember a baffle type so this is why im saying it here, not sure what else he means
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Old 07-04-2001, 09:01 AM   #5
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oh *****...what kind of muffler do u have!!!???? my bro got a Focuz cheapo muffler and i'm worried that it will do that...but this is the first time i heard it happened
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Old 07-04-2001, 03:48 PM   #6
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If there is a small hole on the mesh inside the muffler, the fiberglass packing could be being blown out the pipe. It'll get progressively louder, so start looking for a new muffler now.
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Old 07-04-2001, 04:05 PM   #7
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you know, he did say he kinda thought it might have been fiberglass. louder huh? i like loud but i assume it's not good for my car eh

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Old 07-04-2001, 04:57 PM   #8
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It won't really hurt the car, it's just blowing the packing out the tail pipe.
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Old 07-04-2001, 07:21 PM   #9
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What size tip do you have on there? Maybe a family of birds decided that they should make a nest in there(Hmmm smells like chicken)............probably just the baffling.
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Old 07-04-2001, 09:48 PM   #10
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No big deal unless a big pieces comes loose and plug the muffler outlet.
It the (aftermarket) muffler is less than a year old I would get it warrantied.
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Old 07-05-2001, 02:54 AM   #11
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so it wont hurt my car, cool. thanks guys i really appreciate the responses. i had no idea if i should be worried or not. now maybe i have a weapon if someone tailgates me, shoot baffling out at them! mwuahahahaha!

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Old 07-06-2001, 01:35 PM   #12
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I used to purposfully do that to the mufflers i had on a old my66 plymouth satilite. I would get the mufflers real hot then have a friend run just a bit of water down in em'. This would cause the ceramic to shatter resulting in VERY loud exhaust note. i dont recomend this cause there is a small chance of getting water sucked into the engine, but i did it several times. Had to swap out mufflers alot on that car kept blowing them. The baffles that dude was talking about. What they do is you have Air leaving the engine entering the muffler. This air is moving very fast so in the muffler they put a series of chambers that are perforated this way the air has somewhere to go instead of just going right out the tail pipe and giving you no back presure. now you will lose some back presure from your problem, and I would take the muffler back to where you got it. The manufacturer might not know this is happening. When i saw your post i thought your scooby had ate a bird Thats all i have time to write. PM me if you need a better explaination i know this one kinda wonders around.

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