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Muffler I have a 1995 SSEI. Found water leaking from a seam in the muffler. Why is there water?

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Whenever air is compressed, as inside your cylinders, water is squeezed out of the air and does not have time to evaporate back into the air until either it gets past the exhaust completely (you see tailpipes steaming on cold mornings) or if the exhaust system has reached sufficient temperature and actually allows the water to "steam" out of the system at an earlier location in the system, then yopu don't see steam.. Many exhaust systems are ruined quickly when drivers take short trips only and not long enough to reach high exhaust temperature. You can always tell, by looking at tailpipes on cold mornings, which drivers have just started out and which have been traveling a long distance because of the steam issue.

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