I have an old loud muffler that has holes in it and is rusted? Can I cover the holes with tape to keep it working properly?

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  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Special muffler tape is available, but it's temporary.

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Can" you?  Absolutely!

    Will it work properly?  No...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I ended up silver-brazing stainless over the holes in my Honda's mufflers. It looked like chrome, lasted for years..

    Muffler patch might work but looks Lame. I have a  wire welder I got on sale for $72, use it for everything. Even the pinhole leaks in my Chevy and Toyota's mufflers.. Used hi temp Barbeque paint over the welds.  Repainted entire exhausts  after   the  manifolds, looks  New.

  • F
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You should get it repaired unless:-

    1. It’s a Civic, everyone will assume it’s supposed to sound like that

    2. It’s a Subaru, in which case it will sound even more awesome.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not really. 

    A holey muffler besides making noise is also a safety threat. 

    Why can't you replace it? 

    Be safe. 

    Amen.

  • 1 month ago

    good duck tape............

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Dude, what'yer thinkin'? It's never going to work properly. Not even if you wrap it in solid gold. A muffler will cost between $160 & $240.

  • 1 month ago

    You can wrap it with exhaust tape, but the 'guts' are already beyond repair and not working properly.

  • 1 month ago

    No, it will fall off in no time.

  • 1 month ago

    When I had a 1993 Datsun 280Z The muffler was over $800. I took a piece of 8" furnace duct and cut it to fit over the rust spot in my muffler. I coated the area with muffler cement and pop riveted the duct work over the holes. Lasted for years. Tape won't last.

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