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Old 07-18-2015, 08:23 PM
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92 Prostar - Busted Silent Master - need suggestions

When replacing manifolds and risers, the right insert pipe to my "big canister" silent master broke off when I was removing the riser from the hose.

Debating on whether to attempt repair or replace with dual mufflers from skidim......

Any suggestions? Will I see / hear / feel and difference with the dual mufflers vs the big canister?

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Old 07-18-2015, 08:45 PM
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Assuming this is a fiberglass muffler like the rest. Easy and cheap to do the glass work if you have a little ability. If not, have the wife do it. Frosting a cake is more difficult.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:07 PM
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it is the original fiberglass muffler. The feed pipe just does not have much to anchor to from where the 3" connecting hose overlays. My concern is how well it will hold. I have not done much fiberglass work, but I assume that it should not be too difficult. If it is something that will likely come apart again, I may lean towards replacing with dual's... At the same time, I would rather not drop $350 on it either.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:18 PM
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What do you have to lose to try and fix? a few buck on fiberglass? If it does not work which I am sure it will you can still go to the dual mufflers, or you can go straight piped like mine is.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:18 PM
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so I pulled everything off of the muffler and it does not look at bad as I anticipated. however, there was no fiberglass around this fitting, only some type of sealant. Any thoughts as to what this would be? I can try laying some fiberglass sheets around this to re-attach, but this looks more like epoxy rather than fiberglass.
I will defer to someone else's actual experience on this one. If it is epoxy, it would probably be easy to build up a thick enough layer to hold this.
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:07 PM
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Interesting. Someone should be along with some first-hand experience. It wouldn't hurt to post up a couple pics while waiting.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:05 AM
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:58 AM
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Not terribly difficult in general. However, if it's right at the feed pipe location, it can be a bit trickier to do a repair that will allow the hose to seal. No harm in trying.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:05 PM
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I fixed one of these while camping... I used some sheet rock tape (fiber tape). And JB weld... Fiber glass is a better alternative. But the JB weld has held up for 7 years so far on my buddies boat.
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Sealing this up tonight, will let you know how it turns out. thanks for the help / advise... Skidim has dual mufflers in stock if my fiberglass is questionable.....
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