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I just installed my o/r h pipe on my 97 cobra..exhaust leak?

So i just installed my o/r h pipe on my 97 cobra...and i believe i have a leak in the passanger side where the h-pipe connects to the manifold.....i dont wana take apart again...but do u guys think that exhaust shops could fix the leak with like a fitting, cuppling or somthing in that nature....sounds nice but when u have the foot the peadal u can hear like air rite there...its anoying already...so wat do u guys think...thanx for help

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Hello AbdulRahiman S,


You are absolutely correct...
I have been to exhaust shops where magic tricks
were performed in STAINLESS STEEL...

Weighed against the alternative of BRAIN DAMAGE
or WORSE from toxic fumes...

I don't think you have any choice...

Especially if you are tired of the hassle...

You are SMART to get a seasoned PROFESSIONAL
to configure an ELEGANT solution.

Happy motoring...!!

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Ake it to an accredited exhaust shop and have it fixed properly

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