perfectly round hole in '92 240 header pipe?

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Gabe, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Gabe

    Gabe Guest

    i was driving yesterday and suddenly the exhaust is making noises from
    under the car, on the drivers side. didn't run over anything that i'm
    aware of, although there were several pieces of truck tire in the road.
    turns out there's a hole in what i believe is the header pipe (i'm
    making guesses based on what i've found around the web) on the
    passenger side. clearly something was knoncked out of this hole, which
    appears to be blowing exhaust straight out towards the passenger door.
    this seems like something i ought to be able to fix. what goes there?
    is it something i can get from autozone?
    Gabe, Sep 17, 2006
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    zencraps Guest

    Sounds like the threaded plug used to fill the test port worked loose
    and flew off.

    Any bolt of the correct length, width and thread grade / pitch will do,
    but might be easiest to go to the dealer (new) or wrecking yard to
    secure a replacement.
    zencraps, Sep 17, 2006
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  3. Gabe

    Gabe Guest

    it actually looks like the threaded piece that the bolt was held by
    came off. would it be a terrible idea to patch that hole with an
    exhaust repair kit?
    Gabe, Sep 17, 2006
  4. Gabe

    zencraps Guest

    You can certainly try, but I suspect the repair won't hold.

    Go to an exhaust shop and have him do it right.
    zencraps, Sep 17, 2006
  5. Gabe

    James Sweet Guest

    It'll probably just blow off. If you go to an exhaust shop they should
    be able to weld in a new bung for around $30.
    James Sweet, Sep 18, 2006
  6. Gabe

    Gabe Guest

    should i just pull in to the nearest muffler place? would a midas rip
    me off?
    Gabe, Sep 18, 2006
  7. Gabe

    hjsjms Guest

    You could just pull into the nearest muffler place, sure. But wouldn't
    you want to do a little research first?

    Since Midas has been around for a long time I would suspect that most
    of their shops are as honest as any other repair shop. Not cheap but
    honest. But what exactly do you consider a ripoff.

    They might be able to weld in a repair plug. But they also might have
    to replace the header too, which will be more expensive. So be
    prepared and consider getting one other opinion if you don't like the
    hjsjms, Sep 18, 2006
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