Issues with Exhaust
New here, did a search didn't find anything about this.
I have a 2006 Scion TC Manual, 110K Miles and I'm having a bit of a recurring issue with the exhaust.
I bought the car last october from a guy, and I'm not going to say he didn't take care of the car, but there are those interesting tidbits that that tell, this thing was run on a budget.
I'm slowly working through these and reworking them to do them RIGHT.
When I got the car, It had a slightly louder than normal exhaust, and after I had some fun with it, it suddenly got really loud. We checked it and the pipe that connects to the downpipe, that middle pipe that goes over the wheels, and connects to the large pipe with the second Catalytic converter had severed.
Turns out it wasn't. Looks like a shop flanged a pipe in the back, and shoved a pipe coming from the front together to create this weird flexy over the wheel connection for the exhaust.
So I replaced the pipe with a Walker 53672 S-pipe.
So this was last year around december, today, I've got a huge crack at the first bend heading towards the driver.
Now I can chalk this up to the pipe being crap, and it probably is, but is this a common issue with these cars? There's no flex pipe material in the exhaust anywhere I can see. The torque and engine movement looks like it's being eaten by the exhaust.
Anyone else have this issue? if not, anyone have any suggestions on what could be wrong? Or a if Walker parts are crap and I just shouldn't get those?