Monterey Car Week - The Exhaust Situation - 1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2015 in Yugo
imageMonterey Car Week - The Exhaust Situation - 1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test

We'd never had the exhaust fall off our 1989 Yugo GVL before, but there's a first time for everything. Now we needed a mechanic with some free time during Monterey Car Week.

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  • subytrojansubytrojan Monterey Park, CaliforniaMember Posts: 120
    Cool story! Way to MacGyver something!
  • miata52miata52 Member Posts: 114
    I guess you really trust that Yugoslav parking brake...
  • prndlolprndlol Member Posts: 140
    Ah the ol' literal curb repair, I remember doing a few of those...
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    The DIY fix:

    1/ Six pack of Foster's oil can beers. Make Riz pound them all, cut the ends off one can, split down the center.
    2/ Stop off a Pep Boys and get some exhaust wrap and liquid steel.
    3/ Wrap the Fosters can around the hole.
    4/ Wrap the exhaust wrap around the Fosters can
    5. Spread the liquid steel wherever you want. It's just fun to use.

    Done.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    While Edmunds has done long term tests themed around "low-budget family car" and "car for millennials", I've always thought of this Yugo experience as "car for high school students". Because when I was a high school student, this was the kind of car a number of kids had-- an old econobox they were able to buy cheap because it was on its last legs, and through a combination of a little investment in parts and mechanics plus a whole lot of DIY driveway repairs, keep running for a few years. I like that Edmunds has stayed true to this storyline with the Yugo.
  • milos_mmilos_m Member Posts: 2
    You are wrong about something - Yugo does have quite a few exhaust hangers! They are metal-hook type on both ends (the body and the exhaust) with the wide, thick rubber belt in between, connecting them. The problem you have is that either they are broken/removed, the hooks on the underbody are damaged, or the hangers could not be used to hold the, obviously different, after-market exhaust you have on it because it has a different shape/curvature, and therefore were not fitted after exhaust replacement.
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