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Old 09-18-2015, 11:53 PM   #1
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Exhaust muffler


I found out that the Rear Exhaust muffler on my 1997 2.5 986 is going to split soon
it is rusty " rotten " around the edge.

I found a new muffler from a 2.5 986 from 2000.

Looking on available mufflers on the Internet it is always mentioned model 1996-1999.

Do anyone know if there is a difference between the 1997 muffler and the 2000 muffler,
or will it be a strait bolt on?


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Old 09-19-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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You will also need the 2000 & newer improved mounting bracket.
OE engine rebuilt,3.6 litre LN Engineering billet sleeves,triple row IMSB,LN rods. Deep sump oil pan with DT40 oil.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:21 AM   #3
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Hi Again.

Picked up the used muffler today at a bargain 30 GBP
It actually turned out to be a 99 model, meaning that it is identical to mine.

being that cheap I will try to modify the " sound" of it. that means welding stainless by pass pipes on it connecting the inlet to the muffler to the exhaust tip.

Using a magnet it looks like the muffler is made from "normal iron" while the exhaust tip is made from Steinless steel.
Is this correct?
it definitely makes the welding easier as I already have a mig welder with co2 .

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Old 09-20-2015, 02:00 PM   #4
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I am pretty sure the whole muffler is Stainless Steel. With a little work they polish up well.
Don't think I've ever seen a muffler made of Iron

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