Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mashed Muffler

Hard to believe, but I screwed up.
It's kind of a complicated story, but the jist is I took the silencer out of the tail pipe and didn't have the opportunity to properly tighten the nut when I reinstalled it.  Chrissy was just going to drive it three miles from my office to the house, so I figured finger tight would be fine.  It wasn't.  It fell out 100 yards down the road.  Then an SUV ran over it.
Miraculously, it wasn't too badly deformed, as you can see above.  A little time with the vise and the dead blow hammer rounded things out again.  Crisis averted.

I wanted to be able to remove and install the silencer without tools, so I got a wing nut and a lock washer.  It held from home to Malibu, so it seems to be good.

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