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#1 OFFLINE   Mikula

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:11 PM

just laying under the back my 2016 sport and noticed two small holes on either side of the muffler (bottom side). does everyones have this? they are probably 1/8" to 3/16" in diameter and i can clearly see streaks of carbon that has come out from there. looks like they are supposed to be there, just as much as i'm thinking they shouldn't be there? maybe i just never looked at any of my other vehicles.









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#2 OFFLINE   always on edge

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:55 PM

Perfectly normal.


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#3 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

Probably made by muffler borers.

They're attracted to the carbon in the hot exhaust gases and will usually chew a perfectly round 1/8" diameter hole near the end of a muffler.

Two holes are normal, one's an entrance and one's an exit. The exit can be identified as the one with heavier carbon deposit. (Actually it's part of their waste products).

Easy enough to get rid of them, when you start a cold engine, the hot exhaust gasses will condense on tbe cold Steel of the muffler and form water. They usually are swept along with the condensate to the small holes at the end of the muffler and get carried out.

Just let them be, don't go digging around in the warer, they really get angry when the get rinsed out and will probably look to take it out on whoever is nearby. (And we all know how bad toenail fungus can get).
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#4 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:46 PM

Sorry, sitting here in the cool of the evening after mowing the back 40, drinking a perfect Margarita and screwing around with your post.

Meant to hit the delete button and hit post by mistake. Wish there was a way to delete pots in the forum.

#5 OFFLINE   omar302

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:03 PM

Post pictures of them.

#6 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:39 PM

Normal.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:57 AM

Wish there was a way to delete pots in the forum.

 

That was way too hilarious to hide or delete!



#8 OFFLINE   NoDTMF

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:08 PM

I got one in my hot water heater ...


Edited by NoDTMF, 18 July 2017 - 10:37 AM.

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#9 OFFLINE   Mikula

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

i'm in texas, i thought muffler borers were only in the northeast due to the moist climate up there?  :)


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#10 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:32 PM

Yea, but you guys have muffadillo's down there. (Haven't you seen all the dead mufflers laying in the highway?)

#11 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:06 PM

All this muffler talk is exhausting...
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#12 OFFLINE   Mikula

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:28 PM

All this muffler talk is exhausting...

now you're just blowing hot air


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