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Filter "Pushed" thru exhaust Sytem?

0patience0patience Member Posts: 1,712
Ok, I'll bite.
I have no clue what that means.
What filter? What car?


  • speedshiftspeedshift Member Posts: 1,598
    My psychic powers tell me it's a Honda Accord sedan.
  • zueslewiszueslewis Member Posts: 2,353
  • swschradswschrad Member Posts: 2,171
    you would have to suck it through the cylinders and blow it past... doesn't matter what filter where, ain't gonna happen without a lot of scrap metal getting in your lap, accompanied by a loud noise.

    the voices tell me the header was a troll.
  • speedshiftspeedshift Member Posts: 1,598
    We can assume it wasn't an air or oil filter. Maybe a paper or screen fuel filter could get through.

    This could be like Jeopardy.

    Answer: That size 12 shoe you've been missing.

    Question: What blew a hole in my muffler when it got trapped there?
  • inkieinkie Member Posts: 281
    I make the sixth guy to bite!
  • 0patience0patience Member Posts: 1,712
    I would have to assume that the person was meaning that part of the cat came apart and went into the muffler. It is the only logical thing that makes sense.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    I've seen that happen, part of the catalytic being spit out the tailpipe.
  • ikeman70ikeman70 Member Posts: 1
    1996 Accord EX. Pulled a large quantity of a dark grey material out of the back of the muffler. It was thin and sort of had the texture of steel wool. Somebody told me it might be a filer of some sort that was sucked through exhaust system due to some sort of a backfire in the engine. Mentioned that there is a bulletin out there or extended warranty regarding this. Not a car expert - please excuse lack of technical verbage.
  • 0patience0patience Member Posts: 1,712
    It sounds like the muffler came apart internally, which could indicate the cat came apart and sent debris into the muffler.
    How many miles are on this? Not certain of it, but it should be still under emmissions warranty.
    Is the exhaust rattling or anything?
  • jgmilbergjgmilberg Member Posts: 872
    If sounds like the muffler filler to me. Remember the days of blowing all the junk out of a set of turbo mufflers?! I lost count of how many of those $15 things I blew apart!! A '70 Cutlass eats those turbos like candy, trust me.

    If the cat is not rattling or throwing out chunks my bet is the internals of the muffler let go and that stuff is the deadner material that keeps things quiet. Have a muffler shop take a peek at it, they can tell you for sure what it is and what to do to fix it. If the pipe bolts to the cat they can unbolt it and look in to see if it's a busted apart or what. If you have not noticed any performance problems I would say change the muffler and be on your way.
  • bburton1bburton1 Member Posts: 395
    Take care in the chain muffler shops-a friend had to sell a car and needed a muffler replaced. Took it in and watched them carefully-a guy with popeye arms and a huge pair of channel locks headed toward the car and started to clamp on the pipes-yelled at him to stop-said he was just testing the pipes. He could have crushed a new pipe. Found out later this was a scam these people use to get more money out of suckers.

    be careful out there
  • isellhondasisellhondas Member Posts: 20,342
    Of a "major" muffler chain. I've seen them do the same thing. Using Channelocks isn't a good way to "test" pipes!
  • tbonertboner Member Posts: 402
    Exhaust gasses escaping from inside the pipe is what you need to worry about, not gasses getting into the pipe.

    He needs to get inside the pipe and check if he can get out with his channel locks, LOL.

  • zueslewiszueslewis Member Posts: 2,353
    Funny thing is, with my brand new Flowmaster system, new rubber hangers, brand new flanges, etc, I still have 3-4" of play if you move and shake the system. And you should to compensate for engine movement, etc.

    I've seen where people will have to get all the hangers replaced when getting a muffler job. The hangers cost $10-12 each and there are usually 4-8 of them. Cost on the hangers (to the shop) is about a dollar.
  • jlflemmonsjlflemmons Member Posts: 2,242
    I needed to replace the muffler on the wife's Safari van. Went to local, reputable muffler shop and priced system. Aluminized pipe. Went to dealer, same price, stainless. Tailpipe and muffler one welded unit. Aftermarket had to be welded together on the van. Dealer pointed out that on this particular vehicle, replacement is a snap due to the rubber hangers mentioned in #15. My 11 year old son and I replaced the muffler tailpipe assembly in less than 30 minutes without even having to lift the van. Nice.

    Oh, my bet is the material found is the fiberglass packing from the muffler. The baffles probably came apart. Nothing fibrous will survive the trip from the topside through the engine.
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