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Old 04-01-2008, 11:16 PM   #1
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I drove into a parking lot a little too quickly and grounded the front.

I got a cel straight away and when I scanned it it showed 0133 and 0135.

I had a look underneath to see if there was any damage to the O2 sensor and I found that there's a hole in the down pipe where it hit the ground.

I want to have a go at repairing the hole and I believe brazing it is the answer. It's a long time since I brazed anything but I'm pretty technically minded and I'm happy to give it a go.

Is brazing the best thing to do? Do I just batter a bit of tin into the right shape and then braze it on?

Also, would the change in shape of the downpipe have any effect on performance?

Any hints or tips would be much appreciated before I start.


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dam how fast where you going? you must of nailed that thing in order to make a hole

so there is a hole next to where the 02 sensor is? how big?
i would take it to a muffle shop if its bigger then 1/4 inch

filling big holes is not easy
when i braise small hole's in a/c systems you just fill it a little at a time letting it kinda of ball up on the pipe its kinda hard to explain but effective thats usually on the side or on top underneath is a pain
if its a tiny pin hole it wouldnt be to hard to braise it shut but bigger hole's
ya i would take it to a muffler shop they would be able to knock it out pretty quick

able to knock it out pretty quik
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dam how fast where you going? you must of nailed that thing in order to make a hole
so there is a hole next to where the 02 sensor is? how big?
i would take it to a muffle shop if its bigger then 1/4 inch


Well, I didn't think i'd hit it that hard but I obviously did.

I was going to attempt it myself but maybe I'll just let someone who knows what they're doing do it. I haven't really done a thorough inspection on it. Just confirmed it was leaking.

I will get underneath it tomorrow and have a closer look.

Thanks. Davva

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It's somewhat common to damage that area of the exhaust, actually... The O2 sensor faces the engine and when the header hits something, it bends back causing the sensor to hit the engine. Usually just the sensor breaks, but it's possible to cause a crack next to the bung weld, too.

Whether or not brazing will stand up to the heat on the header, I wouldn't know. Most brazing I've read about was done further down the exhaust where it doesn't get as hot.
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