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edwardnese 03-08-2018 08:29 PM

Is my exhaust pipe supposed to have an air leak?
 
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QizPS0e7RYF296ES2

In the video around :20 secs you can see liquid (it is water just snowed the day before the vid) running along the exhaust pipe (i think its the exhaust pipe?) being sprayed out. This tells me there is an leak in the pipe and i was wondering arent the exhaust pipe connections supposed to be fully welded all around the circumference? Any help is appreciated

snobrdrdan 03-09-2018 04:27 AM

It's leaking from the (rusty) exhaust clamp....the part that connects the downpipe to the cat-back

Buy a new one, part number: 1K0253141N

https://www.keffervwparts.com/p/Volk...K0253141N.html

lilonespaz 03-09-2018 09:59 AM

i second that. man that exhaust clamp looks bad. Granted i dont have winter here but live on the coast in Florida and my clamp only has minor rust on it.

GreyGti1990 03-09-2018 12:33 PM

Mines rusted to crap too. Think I'll also buy that replacement clamp!

These New England winters are brutal. I try to minimize the rust whenever possible. Really want to coat my undercarriage.

edwardnese 03-11-2018 01:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snobrdrdan (Post 2574116)
It's leaking from the (rusty) exhaust clamp....the part that connects the downpipe to the cat-back

Buy a new one, part number: 1K0253141N

https://www.keffervwparts.com/p/Volk...K0253141N.html

thank you for that part number, and im in the north east salt does crazy things to our cars

NotMoneyGuy 03-12-2018 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreyGti1990 (Post 2574144)
Mines rusted to crap too. Think I'll also buy that replacement clamp!

These New England winters are brutal. I try to minimize the rust whenever possible. Really want to coat my undercarriage.

Likewise up here in the heavily salted Toronto area. My '12 GTI has now been through almost seven full winters and almost 123,000 km / 76,300 miles. The clamp looked like this today on the hoist when my trusted mechanic pointed it out as about to fail sooner or later.

I will pick up a genuine VW 1K0253141N real soon and have it at the ready in the car.

https://i.imgur.com/Uh9LfaMl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qEVX5pYl.jpg

snobrdrdan 03-13-2018 01:48 AM

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A heads up when trying to replace that clamp.....the bolt/nut will probably be rusted/seized up

You'll most likely have to cut the middle of the 2 bolts, in between the 2 "ears" on the clamp, to remove it. That'll separate/loosen it once you cut those in half

See pic:
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/attach...4&d=1520920122

GreyGti1990 03-13-2018 07:54 AM

That clamp is CRUSTY. Mine doesn't look that bad yet... you win Canada, you win

SJC 03-13-2018 08:23 AM

That Canadian clamp should be replaced ASAP

lilonespaz 03-13-2018 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SJC (Post 2574569)
That Canadian clamp should be replaced ASAP

i think they just need the throw the whole car away actually

NotMoneyGuy 03-13-2018 12:25 PM

Thanks all. Picked one up this morning.

https://i.imgur.com/oKOm1RAl.jpg

damagi123 03-13-2018 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NotMoneyGuy (Post 2574533)
Likewise up here in the heavily salted Toronto

Mine is ~almost as bad in Buffalo



Quote:

Originally Posted by lilonespaz (Post 2574574)
i think they just need the throw the whole car away actually

Lol

edwardnese 03-14-2018 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NotMoneyGuy (Post 2574607)
Thanks all. Picked one up this morning.

https://i.imgur.com/oKOm1RAl.jpg

When you do swap in the new clamp can you report back if you hear a difference in car sounds ie. start up sound, idling, driving, etc...?

Tony48 03-14-2018 10:45 AM

Do yourself a favor and mount the clamp with the nuts facing the ground, and use anti seize. It's a PITA to get a socket on the nuts when they're facing up like it comes from the factory and it also makes it impossible to hit them with an impact wrench.

I used this clamp because I'm cheap, and installed like so:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4778/...1ceb3041_c.jpg


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