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etduc
10-15-2008, 01:27 PM
Either, my boat is to loud or I'm to old.

My '94 Prostar 205, has the standard mufflers.

I'm guessing the packing is gone, or what ever is history. They are the original shorty twin mufflers. Also, I may consider going to the longer versions.

Anybody have any advice or experience with replacement.

Skipper
10-15-2008, 02:37 PM
I have seen mufflers spring a leak because of prolonged rubbing against hardware in the bilge. I had to repair the mufflers on my '87 because they were spilling water into the bilge.

Pretty sure SKIDIM sells replacements. If you switch from shorties to the long version you'll need to be certain of the dimensions of your bilge for proper fit.

I have also seen people remove their mufflers and replace them with straight stainless steel pipes. "loud pipes save lives" as they say.

TMCNo1
10-15-2008, 08:11 PM
Either, my boat is to loud or I'm to old.

My '94 Prostar 205, has the standard mufflers.

I'm guessing the packing is gone, or what ever is history. They are the original shorty twin mufflers. Also, I may consider going to the longer versions.

Anybody have any advice or experience with replacement.


The mufflers don't have any packing like some automotive counterparts, but the do have some baffles that can break off and come out. They may over time, crack and can be repaired with fiberglass mat and resin, but the easy way out is just to replace them. Here are some choices, http://www.skidim.com/products.asp?dept=1025

denverd1
10-16-2008, 01:28 PM
i replaced mine thru skidim. Check around for a better price, 2 hundy and change EACH>

Monte
10-16-2008, 01:32 PM
I've heard that the muffler bearings can go bad... Takes a left handed screwdriver to fix it too

etduc
10-16-2008, 02:14 PM
I've heard that the muffler bearings can go bad... Takes a left handed screwdriver to fix it too

I checked the muffler bearings, last week. However, I only have right handed screwdrivers.
Were do I order, the left handed version? Any chance for a group purchase discount?

endl
10-16-2008, 02:35 PM
"Were do I order, the left handed version?"

I think you order those off the left coast.:D

Monte
10-16-2008, 02:35 PM
I checked the muffler bearings, last week. However, I only have right handed screwdrivers.
Were do I order, the left handed version? Any chance for a group purchase discount?

http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5

etduc
10-16-2008, 03:23 PM
http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5

They also stock, new muffler bearings! NOt the old inferior muffler bearings.

454Prostar190
10-16-2008, 03:56 PM
http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5

Monte, This site is a great find! Thanks! I'm still looking for a "pipe stretcher":rolleyes:

Monte
10-16-2008, 04:59 PM
I laughed my @ss off the first time I saw it.. My favorite is the round tuit

TMCNo1
10-16-2008, 06:46 PM
I laughed my @ss off the first time I saw it.. My favorite is the round tuit
You would!:rolleyes::D

rholmes
10-16-2008, 11:51 PM
I think that if people try to buy stuff from them, then whoever runs the website should get to keep the money. Automatic freebie. Speaking of automatic, I need to check my clutch reservoir to see if I need to add some more ATF on my '55 Camaro.

Blair
10-17-2008, 12:36 AM
dont forget the blinker fluid... :D

http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=6

east tx skier
10-17-2008, 10:37 PM
Try MYMC for mufflers. My father in law bought one from him for a good price.

JohnnyB
10-18-2008, 04:26 AM
You might watch ebay over the winter, too....with time on your side shop around. I've seen the mufflers on ebay occasionally.