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My car backfired while driving yesterday and split my muffler in half. What was that?

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Maybe oil and or gas getting into the muffler then igniting. I've seen it happen before. Sounded like sombody fired off a shot gun, close. You don't want air leaks in your exhaust. No oxygen, no ignition, hopefully.

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