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If you want your car to sound like a motorcycle, buy a motorcycle. If the intermediate pipe breaks, your exhaust system may sound like it doesn’t have a muffler, and I’m here to tell you, it's not a cool sound, despite what you think. If there’s a hole in your intermediate pipe, you may also hear a hissing noise, which is exactly as annoying as you would think.
It’s a common misconception that exhaust systems don’t impact performance. Sure, the system may deal with the fumes that have already been combusted, but it still plays a role in how your engine performs. If your intermediate pipe is collapsed or restricted, you may experience less power, diminished acceleration, and decreased fuel efficiency. That should get your attention.
Well, here’s some obvious news for you. Your car shouldn’t be touching the ground, other than the tires. If anything else is touching the ground, you’ve got issues. If your intermediate pipe breaks and becomes disconnected, it may hang and drag on the ground. That will sound like something is...well, being dragged on the ground. You’ll also be able to see it hanging if you check underneath your car.
Please don't tell me you're one of those people who enjoys the smell of exhaust fumes. Even if you are, you should still know that the exhaust fumes coming from your car usually aren't a good sign. If you have a busted intermediate pipe, then you might pick up on the smell of fumes.
You were hoping you could make it to the end of the article without having to see this, didn’t you? Well, too bad. If your intermediate pipe has issues, then you just might see your favorite light pop on.Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty
It’s safe to drive short distances with a busted intermediate pipe, but the more you drive, the more you risk damaging your car.
I’m assuming you’re not a fan of a damaged car. And neither is your wallet. So, get the intermediate pipe replaced, before things get worse.
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