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Exhaust system auto parts: Flex Pipe

How to detect the exhaust muffler flex pipe failure

It is advisable to inspect the flexpipe every six months. Burnouts and cracks on its surface indicate that the part has to be replaced. If you mount the vehicle on the lift and start the engine, it is possible to identify the problem area through smoke clouds coming from damaged spots. For more comprehensive examination, consult a professional.

You may identify that the exhaust muffler flex pipe requires to be inspected by the following signs:

  • a smell of exhaust gas is felt in the passenger compartment;
  • the connecting pipe has sagged;
  • the exhaust system works too loudly;
  • when the engine runs, a knocking sound is heard, turning into a rattling at high speeds;
  • fuel consumption has increased;
  • engine power has decreased;
  • the "Check Engine" light flashes on the instrument panel.

Causes of the exhaust muffler flex pipe failure

Most often exhaust muffler flex pipe malfunctions are caused by improper fuel-air mixture formation. Problems in the fuel system operation, delayed air filter replacement, the throttle actuator failure, use of high octane gasoline cause a part of the unburned fuel to burn out in the flex pipe. Due to the impact of extremely high temperature, the part walls can crack or burn through.

Fouling is not less hazardous for the exhaust muffler flex pipe. The dirt accumulated on the surface of the metal braiding prevents the part from effective cooling, which causes it to burn through. A clogged muffler provokes excessive pressure in the exhaust system, which may result in the component cracking.

The risk of damaging the exhaust muffler flex pipe increases considerably if the car is used on poor-quality roads. In particular, its integrity may be impaired when the car bumps over an obstacle or because of a temperature drop caused by ingress of cold water from a puddle onto the part’s hot surface.

Due to its location, the exhaust muffler flex pipe is largely exposed to moisture and road chemicals. First of all, rust affects welding seams, and further spreads to the entire component surface.

Replacement of the exhaust muffler flex pipe

The exhaust muffler flex pipe is not repairable. In case of any damage the part requires replacement. The installation of a new flex pipe implies usage of welding equipment, so it must be performed at a service station. With the use of special tools, a damaged section of the exhaust system is cut out, and a new one is installed in its place. The junctions are sealed by welding.

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