How to attach my exhaust pipe back together?

I don't have time or money to bring to a mechanic. I don't have any real tools where I'm living now.

I would have just gotten exhaust tape but the flange on the left pipe makes me think any kind of tape is going to be a challenge.

The flange has a bolt hole on either side so I tried running zip ties through it and fastened them tight towards the front of the car so the pipes were snug together. But they either melted or snapped within 10 minutes of driving.

I'm thinking to either repeat that with stainless steel zip ties, but I read they don't get as snug and are hard to work with. Alternatively I was thinking to get a roll of metal repair tape and just wrap the shit out of flange and everything.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the flange has completely rotted off. no zip tie or bolt will fix that. it needs to be replaced, or a new pipe welded in. see if you can get one of these flex joints from a junkyard in the same diameter pipe. cut that section out. weld in the flex.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not setup to weld. None of the repair shops have any availability till next week. I just need a cheap fix so I can get to work for a few days.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        just drive it until you can find a cheap muffler shop to weld it back together for 50 bucks. people drive loud cars every day. it won't kill you and you won't get pulled over unless you live in commiefornia and/or are black.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm worried about my entire exhaust falling off though. For context, left side is rear end of the car. So that pipe is vibrating up and down as I drive and with the torque from the pipe being 2 feet long I worry about it ripping out the converter and everything downstream

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if it bothers you rig it again with metal zip ties and make an appointment with someone who can weld. not much else to say.

  3. 1 month ago
    Bepis

    I ran through a deep ass puddle one morning at 4am in my shitbox and it cracked the exhaust right on the downpipe at the flange. Not quite as bad as yours, but I did a hackjob with pic related and it held up no problem.

    • 1 month ago
      Bepis

      Picrel shows the damage I wrapped over, it was leaking on the right side of the flex pipe right before that flange, this is between the manifold and the cat, so pretty far up and gets nice and hot. I jammed the JB putty all around the crack and put the wrap over it for more support. The wrap is a thick fiberglass with some metal zip tie things.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dryer vent

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      amazing idea lol. Can strap down the frick of the ends of it. How much weight can that material support though?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      amazing idea lol. Can strap down the frick of the ends of it. How much weight can that material support though?

      vent will rip. use pipe strap.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a muffler shop would charge you $20 and let you wait. anybody who makes you make a next week apointment for that is going to take you for brakes, pads, rotors, wheels, tires and a whole new exhaust + cat along the way.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cut the ends off and connect them together with pic related. I wish I had a better pic. It's basically a short piece of pipe with bolts on either end that clamp it onto other pipes. It also needs some paste for sealing. They work well. I have used them on my car

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I should have used one of these instead of doing a terrible butt weld that could snap any day

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In a pinch, a long, narrow piece of sheet metal and two hose clamps. You wrap the sheet metal like the cardboard tube of a toilet paper roll, you add muffler paste between the laps if you want and you tighten both ends with the clamps. It will hold for a few months at least. You will have to grind down bosses and other attachment points on your existing stuff.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    use metal coat hangers to hold the pipe up underneath

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i had this 90 integra that had this same problem. I used a plaster like exhaust kit to make a sort of cast. I probably didnt even let it harden all the way because I had to go to work. Didnt work at all so not that.

  10. 1 month ago
    Sieg

    You don’t need the muffler and cat connected to run.

    My friends and I in high school built cars after school in various stages of completion.

    Many times you saw us rolling with no exhaust hooked up because we hadn’t finished the installation of the turbos yet or someshit

    It will be loud, you might sometimes hear backfires if your plugs are t in the best shape

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