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Old September 22nd, 2020, 01:34 PM
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Smile Lincoln mkS "How to Find and Repair Exhaust Leaks EASY (Without a Welder)" Procedure

Because of the salt, this exhaust issue has plagued me on my Lincoln mkS. So the same may have happened to you. So here is the: Lincoln mkS "How to Find and Repair Exhaust Leaks EASY (Without a Welder)" procedure.

For those having a hard time or for those not finding a clear step-by-step solution for exhaust leak repair, here is the video:

Let me know how it goes mates!
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Hey, Iím ancient, and there is a simple very old-school trick.

Go to the dollar store and get a squeezable rubber ball that you can squeeze and slip into your tail pipe and make a seal. Number one rule: follow the number two and three rules before you slip it in.

The number three rule is to drill a little hole through it (you can use a pen knife or such) and slip a plastic tube through it so you can put a little air pressure in the system.

The number two rule before the number one rule and the number three rule is to cut a piece of wire coat hanger, and bend it like a big fishing hook, and put it down the hole hooking on the front of the ball before you put the tube in and before you put the ball in the tailpipe. Itís pretty hard to get the ball out once you put it in without having this fancy retrieval mechanism.

Maybe cover the ball with a little bit of olive oil (if youíre into that sort of thing), not a petroleum product, so you donít damage any sensors by accident, but it will make the ball come out easier. KY is also good....

Another ancient trick, olive oil is the best thing on earth to shine a dashboard or a vinyl roof. It easily washes off and it never damages the vinyl by leaching softeners, never leaves a residue, etc....

From there you could figure out how to put just a little bit of pressure into the tail pipe. Iím talking about a couple psi at most, not 30 40 50 or 100 pounds. then just feel for escaping air with your hand, maybe blow some cigarette smoke around the pipe to see where air might be coming out, or use some soapy water in a spray bottle like you would check for a leaking tire.

Youíd be amazed at how much useless knowledge you can accumulate over six or seven decades when youíre broke raising kids....
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