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  1. #1
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    Default Rotten muffler - Options!?

    My muffler on my 2007 with 231k miles is rotted out. Everything from the muffler back to the cat is in very good shape. It was actually replaced a few years ago.

    I don't think Volvo will sell just the muffler. Has anyone done any backyard problem solving like finding some other standard mufffler from the auto parts store that can be modified? I would really appreciate any recommendations. I am confident someone on here has already. One up with a creative solution!!

    I have already been to a couple of wrecking yards but all have been also too rusty.

    Thanks!
    2007 2007 XC70, Barents Blue, Charcoal Leather 230k miles
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    I found an aftermarket one at a reasonable price at parts geek.

    Not many people on the site anymore I see. Not many of these left I guess!
    2007 2007 XC70, Barents Blue, Charcoal Leather 230k miles
    2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness - Forest Green
    2020 Subaru Outback XT - Pearl White Loaded
    1955 Ford F-250 - 223 IL6, 4 Speed with Granny Gear, 109 HP, 4.88 Rear My Build Thread - http://htwww.ford-trucks.com/forums/...ots-up-17.html
    1978 Bitchin' Chevrolet Z28 Camaro - Fuel Injected 383ci SB Dyno'd at 452HP 462FT/LBs Torque
    My build thread: http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276139

  3. #3
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    Good move. I bought a new aftermarket muffler from UPSW Auto Parts. I cut the old one off using a Sawzall and attached the new one with a clamp that came with it. Fit perfectly. My car is a 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickDriver View Post
    Good move. I bought a new aftermarket muffler from UPSW Auto Parts. I cut the old one off using a Sawzall and attached the new one with a clamp that came with it. Fit perfectly. My car is a 2007.
    It was the same price as the one you bought but a different brand. I almost bought it there but I wasn’t familiar with that website. Glad it fit. Hopefully mine will as well!
    Last edited by 8pack; 06-14-2024 at 02:49 PM.
    2007 2007 XC70, Barents Blue, Charcoal Leather 230k miles
    2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness - Forest Green
    2020 Subaru Outback XT - Pearl White Loaded
    1955 Ford F-250 - 223 IL6, 4 Speed with Granny Gear, 109 HP, 4.88 Rear My Build Thread - http://htwww.ford-trucks.com/forums/...ots-up-17.html
    1978 Bitchin' Chevrolet Z28 Camaro - Fuel Injected 383ci SB Dyno'd at 452HP 462FT/LBs Torque
    My build thread: http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276139

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    Default XC70s left?

    Quote Originally Posted by 8pack View Post
    I found an aftermarket one at a reasonable price at parts geek.

    Not many people on the site anymore I see. Not many of these left I guess!
    There are a number of XC70s left, but by now my guess is they are owned by enthusiasts who keep them pretty well sorted.

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    Sorry I?m late - don?t check much any more, as the traffic here is way down. Replaced the downpipe on the XC a few years ago - aftermarket, stainless, small cat, and it works great.

    Then the center muffler went. No longer stocked by Volvo as a separate part, so I got a Starla from one of the Euro suppliers. The rear muffler was still OK, but I bought both, figuring they would fit together easier?

    But the connector pipe from center to rear is a weld joint. $75 and a day at a muffler shop and it was done.
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