post #1 of Old 12-19-2010, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Muffler Leaking Water

I just noticed today but my muffler is leaking a significant amount of water. It looks like it may have taken a hit but it hasn't done this for the last week or so.

Is this normal? Aside from muffler replacement, any suggestions to fix it?

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post #2 of Old 12-19-2010, 03:25 PM
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is this for real?

condensation inside the muffler and exhaust being sent out the pipe when started, incase you are seriously asking
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post #3 of Old 12-19-2010, 03:31 PM
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thats normal eyy, what ls6tt said, thats way too funny.
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post #4 of Old 12-19-2010, 03:48 PM
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is this for real?

condensation inside the muffler and exhaust being sent out the pipe when started, incase you are seriously asking
Why be a punk about it and just answer the Op's question. Not everyone is as knowledgeable as you are buddy.

Yes, its normal and okay.

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It's doing what it's supposed to do. Normal.
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post #6 of Old 12-19-2010, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I understand that it is supposed to condensate but what kind of worried me is the amount of water that it is leaking. That puddle is from about 3 minutes.

Thanks owens, i was thinking the same thing about that guy but i was just going to ignore him.

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I definately believe you were asking a legit question, especially since you took the time to post pics. As was stated, totally normal. Temp., atmospheric pressure, have everything to do with the condensation your system is pushing through as it warms up. You have a tight system which is a good thing.
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Thanks Kik

Just one more question, the water is coming out of the muffler where the dent is, not the pipe, is that normal too?

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Thanks Kik

Just one more question, the water is coming out of the muffler where the dent is, not the pipe, is that normal too?
The only thing I see in the pic. is the drain hole that is manufactured into most mufflers. I don't see a dent just the normal contours of a JK muffler. Condensation is going to come out there and the tail pipe.
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ok just wasn't sure if the drain hole was normal, i was referring to the drain hole as the dent

thanks dude, this makes me feel much better!

thanks and merry christmas!

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actually you are welcome. I worded exactly the way I meant it. Were you being serious. I did not know if you were or were not, so I asked and then answered in case you were seriously asking.
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Just in case you do need a new muffler bearing (and who doesn't?) here is a link - and many more useful and well know parts....
Muffler Bearing - $49.99 : KaleCoAuto, Hard to find automotive items!

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If this makes you feel any better I once had my own auto shop (engine rebuilding, etc.) many years ago and I though that my exhaust system was leaking (water under my Jeep) too. The dealer told me that the exhaust was built that way and was normal. Iím well aware of it coming out the exhaust pipe but not in the middle of my Jeep. Sometimes you just have to ask.
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It can drain quite a bit at first startup in the morning. When you parked it the evening before, the exhaust was cooking, and as it cooled, water condensed out of moisture in the air inside the pipe. This water, in addition to the normal amount produced by the cats is pumped out of the water vent in the muffler.

The amount of thought that Chrysler put in the JK muffler surprised me, as the muffler would rust out quickly if that water was allowed to stay in. I'm trying to find a schematic of my edelbrock muffler to drill a weep hole in it. That hole also allows any water to drain that comes in the tailppipe during deep water crossings if you end up stalling the engine.
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Water is one of the major byproducts of burning gasoline.
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