does the leak explain why my v6 is sluggish lately?
What were they thinking? I suppose it rusts from the inside out. How many miles did you have on yours when it rusted out? So the Japanese muffler is equally bad.Toyota replaced the muffler on my I4 about 2½ years ago, it was rotted out to a point we could stick a finger through the side. The tech told me it was the only part on the exaust system that wasn't made of stainless steel.
According to the service manual the parts are similar, except the I4 doesn't have the "Y" pipe in front of the small bulge (what is that anyway?, Catalytic Converter?).so the i4 and v6 don't have the same parts down there
Yep, the small bulge is the catalytic converter, which accounts for the high replacement cost if purchasing factory part.According to the service manual the parts are similar, except the I4 doesn't have the "Y" pipe in front of the small bulge (what is that anyway?, Catalytic Converter?).
Although the parts are somewhat similar, I don't think they are the same part numbers.
I guess it wasn't hard to make that decision.:thumbs_up: My experience is that OEM exhaust systems last 2-3 times as long as after-market. In fact after getting an OEM muffler replaced after 7 years (at a Midas shop) I said to the technician "at least that's one thing I won't have to worry about for 7 more years". He replied that I shouldn't expect another 7 years, but 2 years would be more reasonable.he recommended I go with option 2!!! I did and now have a brand new muffler courtesy Toyota!!! I am very satisfied with the service Toyota Meadowvale and Toyota Canada provided