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Old 09 Feb 2011, 05:02 pm
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I did a seach and the words are too common to return anything worthwhile at all.

So here goes.

If I was to ask on another forum this question. How about drilling a hole in the muffler? They would think I was crazy. It will be loud, and leak exhaust into the car and kill me.

The muffler on the PT have a weep hole under the tail pipe.

What do PT owners say to this?

BTW, have any owners had their muffler rusted out yet?
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 05:06 pm
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Default Re: Muffler weep hole

What's the point of this hole exactly?

I just deleted my muffler and had a straight pipe put in it's place along with exhaust tip. Then again I've got a turbo and the muffler-delete frees up some of that pressure.
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 05:13 pm
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Default Re: Muffler weep hole

I understand the purpose of having a weep hole. I don't know for sure if mine has one..never looked. But, I do know, if you make a lot of short trips..like to the corner..run errands etc. The exhaust won't have enough time to "dry out" the muffler. Hot moist gases (condensation) form in there and will rust out the muffler fairly quickly. I think a minimum of 20~30 min of driving is needed to dry out the muffler.
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 05:30 pm
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Default Re: Muffler weep hole

I have a 06 na auto and it has a small maybe 3/8 maybe 1/4 hole in the muffler under the exhust tip IM betting that is a weep hole
there is no way it would make the car loude or kill you it is simpy to keep the muffler dry
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 06:44 pm
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Default Re: Muffler weep hole

Having a weep hole at the tip, I don't see how that would affect the muffler, if the hole is in the bottom rear of the muffler then moisture could escape..by gravity. It doesn't have to be large..1/8" is probably fine; Also, many people forget about the weep holes in door bottoms, they need to be cleared periodically..other wise the "stuff" that builds up in there will rot the door bottoms
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 06:45 pm
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under the tip
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 07:10 pm
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