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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Exhaust Leak on a '01 V6


Eyy. I'm new here. I also just got my first Mustang. It's a Competition Orange V6 Coupe. I love my car but I have to admit it needs some work. Like on the exhaust. I'm going to get a dual exhaust eventually, but for now I just want to focus on fixing the exhaust leak it seems to have. I can hear it while I accelerate and it seems to be coming from the front left(driver's side). I've had some people tell me it's a problem with gaskets but they haven't offered any further advice on what to do. Anybody think they know what's going on?
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either the exhaust donut on the header or the header itself, i have the same problem myslef, just havent gotten around to fixing it yet
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Best way to find out is to get the exhaust off the car. Only 6 bolts, not hard at all if you have a jack and jack stands. You will learn that these cars are infamous for exhaust leaks, either from the headers or on the passenger side right before the cats, as the a/c water drips there. Shops will weld up any leaks for $30 or cheaper, which is why I say to remove the exhaust to discover where the leak is. Muffler shops also offer a leak detection service where they run smoke through your exhaust. This will probably be a little more pricey than a simple weld-fix.
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I don't have jack stands, but I have a lift. That'd be sufficient for taking off the exhaust, right? XP
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SO basically I just need to take off my exhaust? And maybe find a way to run skoke through it? Cause I could definately do that.
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I mean yeah I don't know exactly what type of smoke they run through it to ensure no build-up from said smoke. If you get the exhaust off just visibly inspect it, normally you'll see where your leak is.
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the smoke they run through it is compressed nitrouse oxide i work in a shop and do it all the time. Dont just run any smoke through it you could produce build up and have an ever bigger problem. The best thing you can do is either get it welded or deal with it and save up to replace it. I had the same thing and i replaced it for shortie headers and a magnaflow exhaust.
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Honestly...an exhaust setup isn't all that expensive. So if it is an exhaust leak, I would just get the exhaust on there you want. Cheaper in the long run. Mine was completely fabricated for $370 i think (somewhere around there). Just save up some money and deal with the leak till you have enough. That is of course, if it's just a leak lol.
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Thanks LostSurf for clearing that up, I knew it was a no no to just run say, smoke from burning tires in there... yeah...

And D-Brow, "long run" $30 for a weld compared to $400... yeah. I agree to upgrade this exhaust if you plan on it at all in the future, but to fix a simple leak it is far from necessary to replace the entire system.
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Thanks LostSurf for clearing that up, I knew it was a no no to just run say, smoke from burning tires in there... yeah...

And D-Brow, "long run" $30 for a weld compared to $400... yeah. I agree to upgrade this exhaust if you plan on it at all in the future, but to fix a simple leak it is far from necessary to replace the entire system.
Yea i know what u mean. But she said she planned on doing an exhaust anyway so i figured she might as well kill two with one u know. Not that a little weld is expensive but if it isn't going to take you too long to decide how you want ur exhaust and money aint much of an issue i'd just get it over with. If it's going to be a while, which, realistically it probably will be, then yea just get er welded lol.
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start with finding the leak, if its somethin really bad, replace a part of your exhaust, if not, have a shop run a small bead over it and youll be set, really just depends where and what is leaking
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Good man, I just try to be realistic, and give advice on a case by case basis, rather than general overall statements, because nothing works for everyone at once, ever. So, while exhaust is a mod planned for the future, it will take <4 hours from exhaust removal to re-install, and cost ~$30, so to solve the issue a quick fix is satisfactory.
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^exactly, if its a little crack right before the muffler or up by the y pipe, it wont even take that long, small bead and youre done, no need to spend 300-400 on a new exhaust if you dont have the cash for it
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you dont have a Competition Orange.

Competition Orange wasnt available in 01
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Originally Posted by atlanticblue98 View Post
you dont have a Competition Orange.

Competition Orange wasnt available in 01
im thinkin a faded red
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Originally Posted by 02GreyStallion View Post
im thinkin a faded red
or Performance Red. they look extremely orange in the sun
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I have the papers from the dealership.. It says comp. orange on the papers. The people who got it special ordered it. Some daddy's girl got it because it's a mustang, but it's a V6, so it's cuuuuuute. >=/ I'm getting a twin turbo fabricated to put on this bitch. And about this leak.. it comes and goes... so.. what now docs??
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im throwing the towel in with one of two things. 1, youre not hearing it all the time and its constant or 2, one of the exhaust doughnuts, i guess if those were shifting or one was cracked that could do it
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