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Old 13 Nov 2005, 10:58 pm   #1 (permalink)
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My first post, hello all.
My brother moved to Fla and left me his '92 Camry, its in good
condition but now has this ugly exhaust noise coming from the engine.
My friend looked at it and said it was probably the exhaust manifold
and that at best I should get it cleaned and at worst I'd need to
replace it. What's my best recourse, bring it to a regular auto mech
or to a muffler/exhaust shop?

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Old 13 Nov 2005, 11:00 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, its milage is about 141k

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Old 14 Nov 2005, 05:27 am   #3 (permalink)
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Get a few bids

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Old 14 Nov 2005, 11:32 am   #4 (permalink)
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Does your brother know what the problem is?
Exhaust manifold is unlikely.
Once the shop has it on a lift, should be easy to diagnose.
Best replacements are made by Toyota - stainless steel, guaranteed for
the life of the car - actually cheaper in the long run if you live in
the rust belt, plus they're an exact fit.
If you go to a muffler shop, they will use an acetylene torch to cut
out the bad portion and weld in a generic replacement. That would be
cheaper.
A "regular auto mechanic" would probably bolt in an aftermarket
replacement.
Generally, it is always best to stay with Toyota parts. The primary
attraction of aftermarket parts is lower cost.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 01:43 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I have a friend who works at a Toyota dealership, I guess I should call
him up and ask his opinion as well.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 06:44 pm   #6 (permalink)
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well never heard of cleaning an exhaust manifold..Might be the muffler
bearings tho...
If you take it to a muffler shop, they will try to do their best to
convince you its an exhaust problem, take it to a real mechanic.

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Old 21 Nov 2005, 09:49 am   #7 (permalink)
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That's what I'm gonna do, my dad has a friend who runs a mechanic shop,
perhaps he'll "consider" me when charging for the service...lol

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