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    Default Tail Pipe fell off - anyone know OD size?

    Muffler is in decent shape, but the tail pipe fell off at the joint, where they rust. So, does anyone know the outside diameter? The rot makes it look larger than the original OD, so I'm trying to figure out how much I am missing of the metal. I'm trying to get it all back on the road to use for winter, and then probably sell next year. If I can weld a piece on, I will or have someone else do it. The trick is to get it inspected again, but can't do that until this is fixed.
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    Mine rusted off, too. I wanted a reasonable and permanent solution that I could do myself. Since the tail pipe hangs via a support, and helps hold up the muffler, any repair needs to be fairly solid.
    I decided that the best solution was to replace the muffler.
    I bought a new one from UPSW for $172 including tax and shipping. Then, I cut the old one off using a Sawzall and attached the new one with a clamp that came with it. My car is a 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickDriver View Post
    Mine rusted off, too. I wanted a reasonable and permanent solution that I could do myself. Since the tail pipe hangs via a support, and helps hold up the muffler, any repair needs to be fairly solid.
    I decided that the best solution was to replace the muffler.
    I bought a new one from UPSW for $172 including tax and shipping. Then, I cut the old one off using a Sawzall and attached the new one with a clamp that came with it. My car is a 2007.
    thanks, that is certainly an option. If I take it to a shop, it will cost probably half that just to weld a pipe in the remaining opening.

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    If there is a junkyard you can go to, I would try to get the tailpipe there. Then take it to a muffler shop for the welding on/rubber hanger.
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    In California, perhaps, you can find an exhaust system that isnít completely rusted out, but Massachusetts is another matter...

    If itís the pipe that comes off the rear muffler, I would get a new rear muffler. Quick swap. Not hard. Not cheap, but Volvo parts rarely are.

    That said, I am Surprised it rusted so badly that it fell off. Volvo exhausts are very durable. Maybe itís time for that cat back hi flow you were looking for?
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    My 02 had the tailpipe rust off, the muffler was perfect with no rust, just rusted at the weld that the tailpipe joined the muffler, I went to AutoZone and picked up a exhaust section that closely matched the tailpipe albeit slightly larger diameter, removed the muffler and prepped it and welded the the new section on, along with the bar stock hanger that i removed from the old tailpipe. Total cost to repair was about $8 and about 2 hours, easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAMick View Post
    My 02 had the tailpipe rust off, the muffler was perfect with no rust, just rusted at the weld that the tailpipe joined the muffler, I went to AutoZone and picked up a exhaust section that closely matched the tailpipe albeit slightly larger diameter, removed the muffler and prepped it and welded the the new section on, along with the bar stock hanger that i removed from the old tailpipe. Total cost to repair was about $8 and about 2 hours, easy.
    If you have a welding set up, sure, itís easy and cheap. But not everyone on the forum is able to weld...
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    A cheap $99 HF fluxcore wire feed will do the job for less than paying a shop and now you have a weld machine and a repaired tailpipe for less than the price of a new rear silencer, or you have a friend with a welding machine, either way it is a workable repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAMick View Post
    A cheap $99 HF fluxcore wire feed will do the job for less...
    Perfect is enemy of good^.

    Alternatively, adapters/couplings from auto shops to assemble a simple solutions would last years. Applying a high temp sealer makes the coupling style repair free of exhaust leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xheart View Post
    Perfect is enemy of good
    Ah, a little Voltaire to make a point.
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