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RAV4 2015

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  • #894531
    Rob Richardson
    Rob Richardson
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    My dads rav 4 sound loud when starting from cold or hot

    Maybe a possible exhaust gasket or something also I notice the rear tailpipe don’t have a weep hole and there is rust inside the tailpipe

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  • #894532
    Nightflyr *
    Richard Kirshy
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    You can smoke test the exhaust system.
    A leak that bad should show up fairly easily.

    #894537
    Rob Richardson
    Rob Richardson
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    Sounds like a good idea but the main question is why is the tailpipe rusting inside??

    #894538
    Nightflyr *
    Richard Kirshy
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    Exhaust contains H2O.
    I’ll guess that it isn’t stainless steel.

    #894542
    Rob Richardson
    Rob Richardson
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    That’s a shame but should I check the rest of the inside of the piping or assume that it’s rusty inside there too? Why can’t all exhausts be stainless steel?? I’m glad I didn’t buy it its sad Toyota let’s this happen

    #894547
    Nightflyr *
    Richard Kirshy
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    First thing is you would have to consider the cost of an all stainless exhaust system.
    Also something to think about ….
    How long of a drive averagely does the vehicle go.
    Short trips ( locally ) are harder on batteries, oil, condensation buildup etc.
    FYI, 20 – 30 minutes will allows the exhaust to fully reach temperature and ” dry out most of the moisture.
    That will also allow the oil in the engine enough time and heat to allow it to ” dry out “

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