In this video I "sleeve" a ladies exhaust to save her a few bucks and get the car some more time before it needs a whole exhaust system.
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Little Guy at the 2011 Honda Here folks, it's a CRV It's got the big 2-4 and the lady wants us to chop it off. She wants us to chop off her exhaust before it falls falls off. I Guess that's what she tells us. or at least that's what we told her I Guess my guy Josh Just did some rear pads and sway bar links and told her that the exhaust is ready to break so she wants that fixed to Inspector Guy's work. Okay, he did some sway bar links. you told me boom, get rid of the Old Pad slap on the rear and then he said the exhaust flange is whoa, that's what he's talking about. She's at my what the heck's holding that little guy together. Not much fella. So what we'll do is we'll just chop it off and put a sleeve on it by a little bit of extra time here. The rest of the pipe still look too bad the car's got about one and a half bazillion miles on it, so let's uh yeah, just chop it off. There's that, so we don't have to cut through that get that color out of the way. look at the best place to cut this boy. We don't have really much room to get up from here and do any welding do we? It's gonna be like a tiger. We do have a hanger here. We're going to put a different hanger on it I Say we get the Sawzall and just chop her off right there and chop it off just a little bit above this one. otherwise she's gonna have to buy everything. the whole Muffler and front pipe and all that. when we can just put a little sleeve in there. I Think in getting the girl some time and it'll last a while anyways. I Think it'll be good? Well, here goes nothing. Actually, we'll cut the top first because the hanger will hold that bottom one. That scared me Foreign jerk. See what we're trying to cut through here? Oh, we're just about to. We're in good shape, we're good. and I just buy a thread though. Pitch on it. just hanging on by a red one up there. Foreign. We'll save that hanger. We might be able to reuse it. Where is that? She's good to go. Let's uh. I think I've got a sleeve here. It'll fit right in there nice. and let me get that measured up. Take some of the burrs off. this side. Looks like she's two inches. this one two inches. Also, it is. Let's see if we got a two inch ID sleeve. We'll have to grind some of this off because we left a little bit of that flange that was on there and uh, we got one of them bad boys. which I think we do. We stock a lot of these things because this is a pretty common fix here. The Prny is cars rot out. Let's try to get some crappy lighting for us. All right. Let's see, it's only five hours of sleep we did. How's that help? It's classic 419 or 4-0 from Walker It's a two inch ID 8080. Uh, a little snug which is good. Side might be a little caved in. we have to straighten it out a little bit. That side's good, so I think it'll work out just a lovely and this side's got a little bit of a ding in it like a ding dong. see if I can't bang that out straight. Round two that fits on there Lovely right now. Foreign baby. It works. So we'll give that a couple little tacks, get it where we want it, we'll give that a few tacks and we'll figure out how we're going to weld up on the top of it and all that stuff, and then we'll worry about we'll worry about everything else in life once we get that figured out foreign. hook up our welder. So we're going to put a big old pair of vice grips up on here. Now we'll grab the ground from our weather. We will attach it to our vice grips with the lights we can see at least a little. We'll give this a couple tacks, then we're going to make sure our Muffler is where we want it. We'll give it a couple tacks on the top. it didn't really move. Watch that holder back here. It doesn't do a whole time. There's that one super attack here on the back. foreign fiddling with it. So I'm going to reach up here and give it a couple tacks and then we're going to figure out how in the Thunder we're gonna weld all the way around it. We'll give her a tack up here attack right there. We'll give her one here on the back. There we go. so that's good so that should hold her steady Eddie for us and a lot of folks are commenting right now or they already didn't. They're gonna have to go back and delete it because they want to know why we're not just putting some clamps on it. and that's because the pipe is really deformed through here from the bend. it has a big dent here and a huge dent on the inside. So I Have to, you know, fill that in with some dirt. Well down here you could probably get away with it. but the pipe goes from two inch down to like, you know, inch and seven eight says it. You know, kind of tapers in here. It's easier just to weld it. At least it is in the shop. I Believe on the back here. we could likely get to all of it. Yeah, we could weld this whole thing. So we'll weld this whole thing right here. then. I Think what we'll do is, we'll let the muffler down a little bit to get to the top of it. We can only go down like you know, two inches and then it hits the sway bar. So let's weld up this back side. I Really enjoy welding on YouTube To be honest with you, it's the only way you can piss off 70 000 people in about 15 seconds You ready prepare. There we go. There's that half a partner rubber mounts off there so the pipe's hanging down. If you don't know I don't know man it's gonna be a snug fit. Let's see what we can do. Foreign I think we're missing like a half an inch. It's a very tipping top. especially it's my old school. Well to this thing with some with the gas torch because I don't think son of a mother wrong foreign. Oh I think we got her boys foreign I guess no time's really convenient I guess but fixing it before it breaks I suppose foreign ER off and reuse reuse. it should be able to without an issue I think it's Hollow it is I just cleaned it up a little bit on the grinder ground. awesome and the junk on there. it is stainless so that's kind of cool so we're gonna use it. Come on baby. push that back through there like so and then like I said. I Don't think this one really does much because it has two here on the resonator and two on the muffler and just this little short pipe between. But well, they can just, uh, stick that back on there just because. All right now we got her down to the shiny stuff. That's a roll on me foreign. So we're just going to put a Little Love Tack on it. Oops, sorry about that folks. let me whacking a leg there so we'll just hold that gingerly put on your Squints there she is. that's all attached. same thing on here. Beautiful foreign folks. I Think it'll do this lady good and we just saved her more money in 15 minutes and Geico ever will. and the Hanger's back installed. Like I said, it's got a couple hangers here. of course it's got the one there that we just put in and then a couple in the back, but it looks like it's got a little bit of time left on. it's a little Muffler in the rest of the pipe so I couldn't really see it sensing somewhere the whole shebang. because in order for us to do this, we buy all free bed pipes you know from the store so we would have to come from the cap back. you know? so it would includes a resonator, this pipe, and then the muffler. and of course it would be all aftermarket junk. you know, the Walker exhaust which is you know, complete garbage and they only last about two years in New York so you might better spend. I Mean this is really cheap. Those sleeves are only like nine or ten bucks and then you know half hour labor and that's it. So it's way cheaper than that whole exhaust and will probably last as long as the rest of the exhaust will. So that's that, folks. Hopefully you enjoyed it. Be sure to go into that comment section and list all your welding certifications and credentials and then criticize me and tell me I did it all wrong. But that's okay because I know one person that's going to be happy and that's the lady that owns this car and the other person would be happy is me if you went in that comment section and left your comment question concern everything. Put it all down there insty: Facebook You guys know what to do and just moved here so I can do it. You can do it. Thanks for watching Foreign.

99 thoughts on “Exhaust repair on the cheap”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freddo T Frog says:

    Good to see you are getting your teeth straightened. I got braces at age 40. I'm a dentist ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin K says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ itโ€™s the best laughs when people criticize a person welding ๐Ÿ˜‰ first one thing they mention is spot welds they wonโ€™t hold ๐Ÿ˜‚ well go to a body shop and try laying a none stop bead down and let me know what the metal panel looks like afterwards ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gordon Bruce says:

    You did good.โค

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D says:

    The guys who did the custom exhaust on my tundra need to take a welding lesson from Eric, their welds look like ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿ’ฉโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    Looks great man!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ryan smith says:

    i wouldn't worry about what people say. you own the shop you're nice enough to take time and make videos to help. your videos helped me a lot keep up the good work !

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josh says:

    Is it dangerous to weld around the gas tank? Ive welded around one once before but it gave me the heebie geebies

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin K says:

    Does that meet New York new exhaust laws to do so ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ what a crap state just like California

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Honnold says:

    Wasn't to crazy when you were tacking without at least some kind of tinted eye protection. But got the job done that's what matters.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Web Gem says:

    Makes me feel good to see Eric using the same $40 welding helmet I bought on Amazon.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StuckInMyGarage says:

    Awesome attitude! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Love it!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Tegeler says:

    Good job Eric!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mitchell Pinion says:

    Ainโ€™t nothing wrong with your welding as far as I can see! As always you are one top notch guy!!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrTonyPiscatelle says:

    Oh yeah, nice repair E and you've probably made you a new friend as well.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roy Osborn says:

    Those welds look good from my house lol – thanks for this episode

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peace Evans says:

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  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carter Hart says:

    why didn't you tack the muffler side and then remove the muffler and weld all the way around? Then you could have easily put the muffler back in place and welded the engine pipe side.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Relentless615 says:

    Way 2 go SMA, ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Derek Spaar says:

    Your the best Eric O YOU THE MAN !!!!!!!! Lol love your video keep up the good work I always like Watching your video's make me happy and Relax and you make me laugh thank you Eric

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Izzynutz Restorations says:

    Always take care of the people that take care of you and you will have loyal customers for the life of your business

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Death Cooties says:

    Brought back memories of my hot rod days piecing together exhaust systems from whatever pipe we could scrounge. Looked cobbled but always worked. With glass packs of course! Well done Mister O!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Jones says:

    Yet another honest repair. You are a true mechanic in every way. Repairing where possible and looking after your customers. Tip top ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Hitchcock says:

    I love using the mig welder. It is easy to learn and use. I never welded anything that needed a stick welder. One of my projects I worked was 3500 feet of wrought iron fence. Sections were put in a jig and just kept going till I finished. Was real good by the time I was done

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KEN MCCORMICK says:

    weld on the underside of car does not have to be pretty, it just has to work!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JB G says:

    Dude, you do awesome job, and it works. I watch you and scotty and scanner Danner. I learned a lot from you even though I know you don't like GM 2008 NorthStar Cadillac. But I replaced everything on it in 7 years I had it I only drive about 800 miles a year change my oil every 3,000 mile nothing, but 5w-30 fully synthetic oil Mobil 1 do all my own repairs with O.E.M. parts. Keep up the dam good work. My brother from another mother.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Welch says:

    Thanks for the video. Like how you always explain what you are doing and why.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JP Auto says:

    The wife goes tanning, I just weld with no hood.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KEN MCCORMICK says:

    Good job!!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frankish says:

    Hey its what I would have done, even though you no doubt used mild steel wire on a SS exhaust..:)

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth Freeman says:

    I'm not a certified welder, though my friends say I'm certifiable. You did it all wrong! Good job, Mr E.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KEN MCCORMICK says:

    Glad I am not having to do that welding!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rafael martinez says:

    Great job like always. Take care Mr.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Kim says:


  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S. J. says:

    The fact that you see & work on so many cars tells me your experience makes the judgement call on your repair. With the cost of parts being so high the more you can salvage is the more you can save a "happy" customer. Keep doing you!!!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Mottert says:

    Great job

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Busted Knuckle says:

    Original exhaust on my 2008 tundra no rust anywhere, cept a little surface rust on the differential cover


    We need a good diagnosis center
    Just saying

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Johnson says:

    Nice work Eric! Doing the right thing and not selling the customer a full exhaust and fixing a perfectly serviceable one.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gruntsworth says:

    I've never welded before in my life, but I am an internet Google search master and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night, so I can confidently say that is an absolutely terrible welding job and I could no doubt do faaaaaaar better.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew Murray says:

    I never thought to use vice grips to make a good ground point for welding exhaust… Gonna try that thanks!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1Welshguy says:

    Have you seen the flexible mig torch swan neck ? The ones here in the UK use a copper braid instead of a fixed tube, great for that tight corner but a lot of heat and they try to straighten

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack says:

    Nice work