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12-01-2005 01:19 AM  12 years agoPost 1
jkru

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Someone told me to fill the pipe with water and then freeze it. Anyone tried this, could it damage it further?

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12-01-2005 03:31 AM  12 years agoPost 2
RobRoy

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I would like to know this also, does anyone think this dent would come out using this method?

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12-01-2005 03:41 AM  12 years agoPost 3
jkru

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Im trying it now, ill let you know in a couple hours. It looks like one dent has poped out already about the size your showing me. Ill see about the larger one and let you know.

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12-01-2005 06:25 AM  12 years agoPost 4
jkru

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Looks like it kinda worked but not as well as expected... Im going to try one of those dent pullers.

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12-01-2005 06:27 AM  12 years agoPost 5
JON Y

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Yes it will work. I had to leave mine in over night though.

The more you crash the better you get

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12-01-2005 06:33 AM  12 years agoPost 6
jkru

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Ok ill put it back in the freezer

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12-01-2005 11:53 AM  12 years agoPost 7
davehour

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It works but the rest of the muffler is expanded as well, not just the area the dent is.

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12-01-2005 01:17 PM  12 years agoPost 8
RobRoy

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It works to a degree. I left the above muffler in the freezer overnight, about 50% of the dent came out, without expanding the rest of the muffler.

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12-01-2005 02:44 PM  12 years agoPost 9
AJT

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davehour:

ROFLMFAO
I hope it doesn't look like the goodyear blimp!

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12-02-2005 12:34 AM  12 years agoPost 10
jkru

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Hey got most of the dent out.

Verdict, it works pretty well. And the comment about getting the rest of the muffler to expand is not possible unless it was sealed.

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12-02-2005 02:24 AM  12 years agoPost 11
Tron

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I'm curious about the comment on sealing the muffler. JKRU, are you filling the pipe up with water and leaving the exhast inlet and outlets open? I would think an unsealed system would not work to push the dent out as the freezing water would just expand out the openings (less resistance) than pushing on the dent.
Now, if the whole pipe is sealed, then I can see it pushing on the dent as well as the rest of the muffler too.
So what did you do regarding the seal/no seal?

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12-02-2005 02:53 AM  12 years agoPost 12
jkru

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No Seal; The idea is the dented area is more malleable then the rest of the material. What happens is the top by the inlet will start to freeze. The expansion will be a mild pressure do to the expanding beneath the ice top and pop our part of the dent. One could seal the pipe but you would have to be careful and check on it frequently. Remember the beer you forgot in your freezer?

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12-02-2005 02:57 AM  12 years agoPost 13
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12-02-2005 11:18 AM  12 years agoPost 14
davehour

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AJT:

Yeah, it looked aweful, LOL.

It was the Curtis MP1. Probably, it happened because it was "soft".

David

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12-03-2005 06:53 AM  12 years agoPost 15
ShempHoward

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How about heat and compressed air?

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12-03-2005 06:42 PM  12 years agoPost 16
jkru

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So you are saying head it up and them some how pressurize the muffler? Sounds like trying to dress a hot potato!

JKru

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12-05-2005 03:34 AM  12 years agoPost 17
jkelly

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I froze mine and a MPII came out.

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12-05-2005 04:10 AM  12 years agoPost 18
jkru

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Do you have the mold ?? we should make more!

JKru

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12-05-2005 05:37 AM  12 years agoPost 19
turboomni

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I did the freeze method on a Weston Genisis Pipe after a crash. IIt was crushed pretty bad.
Fill it with water of course and then I taped up the openings with electrical tape. Since the areas with the tape were of smaller area I knew they would freeze first so there was nio escape for the ice expanding so the ice had no where to go but inflate the damaged areas.
I had to do it 2 to 3 times to fully inflate my smashed areas but it worked great!

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12-05-2005 03:17 PM  12 years agoPost 20
rob10000

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We really need before and after pictures to see how well this works.

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