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Old 09 Oct 2006, 05:29 pm
Rocky
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Default 94 civic - rear exhaust joint leak?

I am having a problem with the new exhaust on my 94 4door civic LX - it's a
stock replacement walker system.

The rear pivot joint in front of the rear axle leaked a lot, even with a new
donut and spring bolts. We ended up using exhaust goo to seal the joint.
We also had to toss the springs and bolts in favor of threaded rods - no
more exhaust leaks but now we get vibrations since it is a solid connection.

What's the solution? The retailers claims he never had a complaint on that
model before. He offered me a replacement donut gasket, but it was exactly
the same as the other new one, so I didn't take it.
Rocky


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Old 11 Oct 2006, 06:06 pm
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>I am having a problem with the new exhaust on my 94 4door civic LX - it's a
> stock replacement walker system.
>
> The rear pivot joint in front of the rear axle leaked a lot, even with a
> new donut and spring bolts. We ended up using exhaust goo to seal the
> joint. We also had to toss the springs and bolts in favor of threaded
> rods - no more exhaust leaks but now we get vibrations since it is a solid
> connection.
>
> What's the solution? The retailers claims he never had a complaint on
> that model before. He offered me a replacement donut gasket, but it was
> exactly the same as the other new one, so I didn't take it.
> Rocky
>

I ended up at Monro muffler - they found that the local parts store supplied
Walker main pipe I installed was a little too long past the flange - once
they cut it to the proper length and installed a new gasket, it is fine now.


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Old 12 Oct 2006, 11:36 pm
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Default Re: 94 civic - rear exhaust joint leak?

Thanks for the inputs Rocky......I have just purchased a Walker muffler
from Advance Auto with a lifetime warranty. I will match it up against the
stock muffler on my daughter's 98 Civic before installation to check for
length. The OEM muffler lasted a little over 8 years.

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Old 13 Oct 2006, 07:01 am
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Default Re: 94 civic - rear exhaust joint leak?

"duckbill" <ltcauth13@nospam.cs.com> wrote in
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> Thanks for the inputs Rocky......I have just purchased a Walker
> muffler from Advance Auto with a lifetime warranty. I will match it up
> against the stock muffler on my daughter's 98 Civic before
> installation to check for length. The OEM muffler lasted a little
> over 8 years.
>
>



The OEM replacement muffler is one-piece from B-pipe to tailpipe, and comes
with a lifetime warranty. you never checked that out, did you? You'll be
lucky to get two years out of the Walker.

Aftermarket exhausts are a poor choice unless you need to get the car
safetied cheaply before unloading it.

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Old 14 Oct 2006, 04:55 pm
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Default Re: 94 civic - rear exhaust joint leak?

what is the price of the oem unit?
I will be needing an exhaust for my Pilot and if the oem is competitive I
would rather not buy Walker again.
Rocky

"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "duckbill" <ltcauth13@nospam.cs.com> wrote in
> news:994d4a514476917153331fd1ee542647@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com:
>
>> Thanks for the inputs Rocky......I have just purchased a Walker
>> muffler from Advance Auto with a lifetime warranty. I will match it up
>> against the stock muffler on my daughter's 98 Civic before
>> installation to check for length. The OEM muffler lasted a little
>> over 8 years.
>>
>>

>
>
> The OEM replacement muffler is one-piece from B-pipe to tailpipe, and
> comes
> with a lifetime warranty. you never checked that out, did you? You'll be
> lucky to get two years out of the Walker.
>
> Aftermarket exhausts are a poor choice unless you need to get the car
> safetied cheaply before unloading it.
>
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Old 14 Oct 2006, 08:54 pm
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"Rocky" <jcadellano.spam@optonline.net> wrote in
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> what is the price of the oem unit?



For your Pilot, eighty bucks. Not kidding.

www.slhonda.com



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Old 14 Oct 2006, 10:18 pm
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Default Re: 94 civic - rear exhaust joint leak?

I looked at the Walker Muffler and it indeed looked a little longer than
the old Honda one. So, I went to AutoZone and purchased a Maremont OE
Replacement Muffler ($100 with lifetime warranty) and it looks identical
to the Honda OEM to include mountings. I became concerned because I did
not realize the connection between the B Pipe and the Muffler had a flex
joint. All three mufflers are one piece, but the AutoZone one is a dead
ringer for a Honda Muffler. It installed very easily (.5 hour job). The
Walker goes back to Advance tomorrow. Rocky, thanks again, and Tegger you
really made me look at the Walker with a much more critical eye. Thanks.

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