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Q: Exhaust manifold pipe rusted off.

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Piece of exhaust manifold pipe rusted off and i fixed 4" gap with a piece of flex pipe. Exhaust pipe is 1 3/4in. Flex pipe piece is 1 7/8 to fit over both ends and taped with metal tape to secure. One end curves up. While driving it keeps coming off. How can i secure?

My car has 123000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hey there, thanks for writing in. You would...

Hey there, thanks for writing in. You would need to have it metal clamped or welded on at an exhaust shop. Welding it will give you a better seal if the rest of the pipe is not damaged or rusted.

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