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Old 05 Jan 2008, 07:07 pm
ecarecar
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Default Exhaust Question

About 3 years ago I replaced the muffler on my 98 Civic with a
Honda muffler I ordered from somebody in cyberspace.
..
Because it looked simple, I just did it without the aid of a Haynes
or Chiltons or whatever. Apparently, there is an easy way and at
least one really difficult way to do it.

It now sounds like there is a problem further up the line and its about
20 degrees outside now.

Are the muffler chains going to do a hatchet job on it using inferior pipes
of their own creative, fanciful design?

Is this the kind of job a local mechanic would rather not get?
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 11:12 pm
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Whatever you decide to do, do NOT take it to places like Midas or
Meineke. They will use some of the worse parts on your car. Exhaust
systems are not a fun job to do but I couldn't see why a local shop
wouldn't do the work on it. Just make sure to use Honda OEM parts.




On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 20:07:14 -0500, ecarecar <ecarecar@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>About 3 years ago I replaced the muffler on my 98 Civic with a
>Honda muffler I ordered from somebody in cyberspace.
>.
>Because it looked simple, I just did it without the aid of a Haynes
>or Chiltons or whatever. Apparently, there is an easy way and at
>least one really difficult way to do it.
>
>It now sounds like there is a problem further up the line and its about
>20 degrees outside now.
>
>Are the muffler chains going to do a hatchet job on it using inferior pipes
>of their own creative, fanciful design?
>
>Is this the kind of job a local mechanic would rather not get?

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Old 06 Jan 2008, 01:43 pm
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ecarecar <ecarecar@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> About 3 years ago I replaced the muffler on my 98 Civic with a
> Honda muffler I ordered from somebody in cyberspace.
> .
> Because it looked simple, I just did it without the aid of a Haynes
> or Chiltons or whatever. Apparently, there is an easy way and at
> least one really difficult way to do it.
>
> It now sounds like there is a problem further up the line and its
> about 20 degrees outside now.
>
> Are the muffler chains going to do a hatchet job on it using inferior
> pipes of their own creative, fanciful design?
>
> Is this the kind of job a local mechanic would rather not get?




It's really too bad you did it the way you did. New OEM mufflers come with
a lifetime warranty when installed by the dealer. You'd be able to get them
to fix this at no charge to you.

What exactly is the "problem further up the line"?

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Old 07 Jan 2008, 10:15 am
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nick@nowhere.com wrote:
> Whatever you decide to do, do NOT take it to places like Midas or
> Meineke. They will use some of the worse parts on your car. Exhaust
> systems are not a fun job to do but I couldn't see why a local shop
> wouldn't do the work on it. Just make sure to use Honda OEM parts.
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 20:07:14 -0500, ecarecar <ecarecar@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
>> About 3 years ago I replaced the muffler on my 98 Civic with a
>> Honda muffler I ordered from somebody in cyberspace.
>> .
>> Because it looked simple, I just did it without the aid of a Haynes
>> or Chiltons or whatever. Apparently, there is an easy way and at
>> least one really difficult way to do it.
>>
>> It now sounds like there is a problem further up the line and its about
>> 20 degrees outside now.
>>
>> Are the muffler chains going to do a hatchet job on it using inferior pipes
>> of their own creative, fanciful design?
>>
>> Is this the kind of job a local mechanic would rather not get?


Why not take it to a Honda dealer or two, some local shops and places
like Midas and Mienke. Some of the locations are pretty good.

Then go from there.

Jeff
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 05:46 pm
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Because places like Midas and Meineke use cheap parts which rot after
a year or two of use.



On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 16:15:39 GMT, Jeff <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>nick@nowhere.com wrote:
>> Whatever you decide to do, do NOT take it to places like Midas or
>> Meineke. They will use some of the worse parts on your car. Exhaust
>> systems are not a fun job to do but I couldn't see why a local shop
>> wouldn't do the work on it. Just make sure to use Honda OEM parts.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 20:07:14 -0500, ecarecar <ecarecar@yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> About 3 years ago I replaced the muffler on my 98 Civic with a
>>> Honda muffler I ordered from somebody in cyberspace.
>>> .
>>> Because it looked simple, I just did it without the aid of a Haynes
>>> or Chiltons or whatever. Apparently, there is an easy way and at
>>> least one really difficult way to do it.
>>>
>>> It now sounds like there is a problem further up the line and its about
>>> 20 degrees outside now.
>>>
>>> Are the muffler chains going to do a hatchet job on it using inferior pipes
>>> of their own creative, fanciful design?
>>>
>>> Is this the kind of job a local mechanic would rather not get?

>
>Why not take it to a Honda dealer or two, some local shops and places
>like Midas and Mienke. Some of the locations are pretty good.
>
>Then go from there.
>
>Jeff

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Old 08 Jan 2008, 09:58 am
Jeff
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nick@nowhere.com wrote:
> Because places like Midas and Meineke use cheap parts which rot after
> a year or two of use.
>
>
>
> On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 16:15:39 GMT, Jeff <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> nick@nowhere.com wrote:
>>> Whatever you decide to do, do NOT take it to places like Midas or
>>> Meineke. They will use some of the worse parts on your car. Exhaust
>>> systems are not a fun job to do but I couldn't see why a local shop
>>> wouldn't do the work on it. Just make sure to use Honda OEM parts.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 20:07:14 -0500, ecarecar <ecarecar@yahoo.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> About 3 years ago I replaced the muffler on my 98 Civic with a
>>>> Honda muffler I ordered from somebody in cyberspace.
>>>> .
>>>> Because it looked simple, I just did it without the aid of a Haynes
>>>> or Chiltons or whatever. Apparently, there is an easy way and at
>>>> least one really difficult way to do it.
>>>>
>>>> It now sounds like there is a problem further up the line and its about
>>>> 20 degrees outside now.
>>>>
>>>> Are the muffler chains going to do a hatchet job on it using inferior pipes
>>>> of their own creative, fanciful design?
>>>>
>>>> Is this the kind of job a local mechanic would rather not get?

>> Why not take it to a Honda dealer or two, some local shops and places
>> like Midas and Mienke. Some of the locations are pretty good.
>>
>> Then go from there.
>>
>> Jeff


They also have a lifetime warranty. My brother has used these services
without any problems (I never needed to replace my exhaust).

For 1998 Contour, it probably won't make any difference. And you're
covered if it does.

Jeff
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Old 08 Jan 2008, 03:07 pm
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Unless they changed their warranty at Midas and such, it only covers
the part not labor, so you still will get dinged in the end.



On Tue, 08 Jan 2008 15:58:34 GMT, Jeff <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>nick@nowhere.com wrote:
>> Because places like Midas and Meineke use cheap parts which rot after
>> a year or two of use.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 16:15:39 GMT, Jeff <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> nick@nowhere.com wrote:
>>>> Whatever you decide to do, do NOT take it to places like Midas or
>>>> Meineke. They will use some of the worse parts on your car. Exhaust
>>>> systems are not a fun job to do but I couldn't see why a local shop
>>>> wouldn't do the work on it. Just make sure to use Honda OEM parts.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 20:07:14 -0500, ecarecar <ecarecar@yahoo.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> About 3 years ago I replaced the muffler on my 98 Civic with a
>>>>> Honda muffler I ordered from somebody in cyberspace.
>>>>> .
>>>>> Because it looked simple, I just did it without the aid of a Haynes
>>>>> or Chiltons or whatever. Apparently, there is an easy way and at
>>>>> least one really difficult way to do it.
>>>>>
>>>>> It now sounds like there is a problem further up the line and its about
>>>>> 20 degrees outside now.
>>>>>
>>>>> Are the muffler chains going to do a hatchet job on it using inferior pipes
>>>>> of their own creative, fanciful design?
>>>>>
>>>>> Is this the kind of job a local mechanic would rather not get?
>>> Why not take it to a Honda dealer or two, some local shops and places
>>> like Midas and Mienke. Some of the locations are pretty good.
>>>
>>> Then go from there.
>>>
>>> Jeff

>
>They also have a lifetime warranty. My brother has used these services
>without any problems (I never needed to replace my exhaust).
>
>For 1998 Contour, it probably won't make any difference. And you're
>covered if it does.
>
>Jeff

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