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Manifold Flex Pipe Exhaust leak looking for Ideas please?

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Re: Manifold Flex Pipe Exhaust leak looking for Ideas please?

Post by theWIFES_S70 »

plumsmooth wrote:
preventing the car from breathing
Has the Volvo had a PCV replacement yet?
PCV is great on our car. I replaced it a year and a half ago and I've only run full synthetic since. There's no positive pressure from the crankcase at all. The engine purrs and hums at 900.

It's exhaust/cat problems for sure. It's all rotted away, there are holes and rust and leaks everywhere. I have a feeling the cat is really bad. I've had two cats go bad before and they sounded similar to this--the instantly loud exhaust noise a specific rpm (on this car it's about the 3Krpm range). If we didn't have that stupid 02 sensor behind the cat I would've just taken off the cat and put a straight pipe back there... But alas!
1998 Volvo S70, N/A, 5-speed, 185K
2007 Volvo S40, 2.4i, 5-speed, 100K
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