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  • Another rig job on the CE exhaust

    I bought the CE 10 years ago. It was an auction car, it was previously wrecked in the RR quarter and front end. When they repaired the quarter, they just cut off the muffler, I'm guessing it was damaged in the wreck.

    I got a spare muffler with enough pipe on it, to connect it using a short connector pipe. It lasted for 10 years, then rusted out.

    I replaced the connector, it should be good for another 10 years.

    The exhaust on the Mark VIII's is truly amazing, I've had these cars for years and have never had to replace the exhaust. I've previously never had a car that I didn't have to replace at least from the cat back.

    Here's the new and old connector, it was still holding but not very good, and it was leaking.

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    Bill
    1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
    1997 White LSC 135k miles
    1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
    1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
    1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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    Those clamps rust out real quick, better have J weld it on.

    I just had to get a new flex pipe for my Honda, wish the auto manufacturers would use more stainless steel. Especially the fuel and brake lines. It's hard to keep a 15+ year old car going in these northern states.
    Eric
    -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
    -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
    -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
    -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
    -Rebuilding the T

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    • #3
      Originally posted by billcu View Post
      I've previously never had a car that I didn't have to replace at least from the cat back.
      I agree.

      I once had a GM product (decades ago) that broke me from doing exhaust work. Quoth the raven, "Nevermore".
      JP

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      • #4
        They definitely used a high quality aluminized steel on the stock exhaust.
        98 LSC Torreador Red
        "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lvnmarks View Post
          Those clamps rust out real quick, better have J weld it on.

          I just had to get a new flex pipe for my Honda, wish the auto manufacturers would use more stainless steel. Especially the fuel and brake lines. It's hard to keep a 15+ year old car going in these northern states.
          When I bought my PU, 5K miles, I cleaned and clear coated the brake lines. They still look like new for over 5 years, but after a ride in the salt soaked roads, I hose the bottom of my cars, and truck.
          94 MK VIII
          95 MK VIII
          98 MK VIII CE # 87
          04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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          • #6
            Good enough!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by beerdog View Post
              They definitely used a high quality aluminized steel on the stock exhaust.
              It's not stainless steel?

              Bill
              1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
              1997 White LSC 135k miles
              1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
              1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
              1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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              • #8
                Originally posted by billcu View Post
                It's not stainless steel?
                I always assumed it was stainless.
                Mike Martin

                1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                2001 Dodge Dakota

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                • #9
                  i too assumed it was stainless, couldn't tell you why i think that though, probably heard it somewhere over the years.
                  1996 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Opal Opalescent on grey, 276/287
                  1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Indigo Lights on black
                  2002 Ford Focus SVT Sonic Blue on black

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                  • #10
                    I doubt they used stainless on a stock exhaust. The cost would be very high for a part that just needs to last through the warranty period. Could be wrong though.

                    Aluminized is the common non-SS exhaust material.
                    98 LSC Torreador Red
                    "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

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                    • #11
                      It's stainless.
                      Eric
                      -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
                      -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
                      -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
                      -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
                      -Rebuilding the T

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                      • #12
                        Salt use seems to be peculiar to the New England states. We never used salt, just sand and it worked just as well. This was because in Saskatchewan, it was too cold for salt to do anything. I lived in Maine for 10 years and never understood why they used salt. It's only an illusion that it clears the roads faster since it was always much colder up there, but the sun does a good job of heating the roads and clearing them without any salt needed.
                        Bill W

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