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Repair exhaust rattle : subaru forester – Auto Repair Chat

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In this video we help out a lady who was looking to save a few bucks on an exhaust repair. Having a mig welder in the shop made this job go super easy. We were able to fix up this exhaust and buy her some time so she can buy the much needed tires for this car instead of worrying about the exhaust rattle.
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48 thoughts on “Repair exhaust rattle : subaru forester”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Threlkeld says:

    You did not mention to dis connect battery , I learned the hard way , blew computer , radio and battery !!!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Otema says:

    The exhaust is just exhausted

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Bye says:

    I have much respect for you for going the extra mile when you dont have too..to me thats a great mechanic and great shop and a all around good dude..great job Eric O

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Hope you told her she needed an alignment.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Pagel says:

    tig weld is much better

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Good repairs and decent welds Eric O Christmas jingles fixed @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andres Martinez says:

    What was on that note?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gtp tim says:

    Good to help her out with the little things. But my question is how can you weld for such a period of time with bare skin exposed. If that was me my skin would be on fire by then.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheShangralaaaa17 says:

    Not a single shop I know of would weld that. Everyone would want to replace the whole exhaust

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Allen Jr says:

    Welds look Fine to me!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peet Ky says:

    protect yourself with auto darkening helmet, gloves, and long sleeves. UV radiation from the arc causes cancer.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr B says:

    got to love your early vids, the honesty effort and little shyness makes them gold .
    good job patching that up, save her few hundred bucks and bet she get 1 or 2 years on it easy and for sure new tyres and alignment where the money wants go , no point having an AWD and junk tyres pointing all over the place lol, although once the wires start fraying out they almost be like studded tyres ! lol .
    Used transformer migs way go, I picked up mac and snap in tidy order the mac is decent 180 unit was cheap as needed torch and new earth lead , chucked on 12ft leads and it my main shop runner, the little snapon is light job carry around .
    Proper good welding even on mig is a tough skill and needs constant use keep good every job .

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gede Patasa says:

    do i need to disconnect car battery when wellding?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Blanchard says:

    FYI remove ground wire from battery before welding.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DJM says:

    Go figure a MECHANIC that cares about his customers! You are the man Eric!!!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    I think a lift is what makes the weld easy. Not the mig.🍎

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chase says:

    That's why your people's mechanic. Nice job doc.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Perry says:

    so its a mac miller

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rickimusic says:

    You are a good man, Eric. 👍

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eejay H says:

    Great honest work Bro …Nice to see those safety glasses protecting your baseball cap

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Tiemens says:

    You guys who weld — how do you make absolutely, positively, 100% sure that mask gets put on every single time? The thing that makes me nervous about welding is forgetting the mask that " one time" and blinding myself.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NonYourBuz says:

    never seen vicegrips like those….

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Thomas says:

    Eric the car (exhaust rattle) guy.. At least this Eric can weld 🙂

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jhon Ditch says:

    Forester rattle of death

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jake Higgins says:

    Never heard of a Subaru with an exhaust rattle

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars khrwjt says:

    Looks like she needs a front end alignment when she gets tires.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Blane says:

    NO gloves??

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scootintiki says:

    The problem with doing a temporary fix is if it breaks in a month or so the customer will be back wanting it fixed for free. They conveniently forget all about how you told them it was temporary and there is no guarantee as to how long it would last.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Vogiatzis says:

    i bet the mig welder is from harbour frieght

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Joyner says:

    Good karma Eric. Great video.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddie Reichel says:

    So Eric O What is your opinion on the battery disconnect when welding? Personally I dont think it matters one way or another the only way to protect the ECU from welding voltages would be to disconnect said ECU. In my opinion disconnecting battery will not protect it.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    You're a good man, the lady thanks you…(I bet). Thanks for the video.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Daniel says:

    Eric, love to see the "Old School" mentality. A few minutes of your time to help out a customer in need. That is how to keep customers coming back. Also, thanks for the basic welding information.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Clack says:

    Can't believe I never thought of mounting a flashlight on a welding helmet. Good idea.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddie J says:

    Could just cut the resonator off, and weld a straight piece of pipe in.already have cat, muffler.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cragified says:

    I wish honest small shops like yours still existed around here. The big franchises have buried every independent. I tried to get something similar to this done and the shops here wouldn't touch it claimed it was too rusted (no worse then this) and would only replace the whole system (included manifold?!?) for over 1,100 dollars. Said screw them rented a welder and practiced a bit and welded it up just fine on my own, sure it's ugly but it works.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zee Governator says:

    During MIG Welding. What about taking OFF the neg. Pole of the batteri? What are you teached in the US? Here in Europe (Denmark) you are teached to remove the negative of the batteri for not fryring the alternator or the “computers”.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Trombino says:

    My Miller 190 is too hot for welding exhaust… However the frying bacon acronym is right on. So is the disconnect the battery protocol. I saw a guy smoke an ECm on a GM many moons ago via a poor ground.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CSFLMICH says:

    Thanks for the great job and detailed welding tips. Subscribed.