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Old 17 Aug 2015, 08:11 pm
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I'd like to hear what my car sounds like without the muffler. tried to pull it off a few months ago. Nut on saddle clap loosened no problem, but the rest of the clamp is not budging. Tried the torch, PB Blaster, wd40, liquid wrench and a hammer with no luck. Been driving around ever since with the nut loose and it hasn't budged. Just finished up another round with the torch and hammer to no avail. Would prefer to not have to cut the clamp as it looks like a nice one, doesn't look overly corroded and I may put stock muffler right back on.

About to take a trip to the muffler shop, but figured I'd ask here first. Any ideas?
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Old 17 Aug 2015, 08:26 pm
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Look and make sure it's not welded? If not, maybe get it up in the air and take a BIG pipe wrench and try turning it. I'm also guessing you've loosened clamps at BOTH ends?
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Old 17 Aug 2015, 08:58 pm
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This is the clamp I'm refering to.
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As far as i can tell this is the only clamp holding muffler on.
I don't see any welds, but that thought did cross my mind.

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Old 17 Aug 2015, 11:39 pm
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Soak with WD-40, I wouldn't use a torch because it's right next to the fuel tank, get a cut off grinder and zip the bolt in half then the clamp should peel off
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Old 18 Aug 2015, 06:11 am
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Are you using one of those hardware stores toy torches or a real one? Personally I'd go throw the guy at the muffler shop a few bucks if I couldn't do it. Let them got the face full of rust. A big torch, a helper, and the car on a lift would make that easy.
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Old 18 Aug 2015, 08:52 am
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Two words - air chisel. An air chisel often works like magic on exhaust pipes. Don't know why, but they frequently do.


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Old 18 Aug 2015, 04:36 pm
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I'm with rob on this one. I hate doing exhaust work and consider it worth the money most of the time to just let a shop do it.
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Old 18 Aug 2015, 07:29 pm
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That's all i needed to hear. Guy at muffler shop says he'll take it off and put a temporary downward tip on for $30. Have an appointment tomorrow.

Thanks for everyone's advice.
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Old 18 Aug 2015, 07:50 pm
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not much of a fan of anything loud other that a good ol V-8
or a V-Twin....am I getting old?
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