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question.gif posted on May 1st, 2009 at 12:22 PM
Tailpipe Temperature.


I'm pretty new to veedubs and this has got me foxed, it might be simple to someone who 'knows' though - so I hope you don't mind me asking for a little advice here...

Anyway, I've been trying to replace the tailpipes on my bug (without much success - the old ones are pretty much rusted in place), but while I was fiddling around with them I noticed that after running the engine one of the pipes gets much hotter than the other one. I would have expected them to get to pretty much the same temperature...
After a half hour drive I can grip the left pipe easily, but the right one is too hot to hold - do they track back to two cylinders each (in which case I guess half my engine might have a problem), or do they both come from the same source in the muffler?

Anyway, confused - and without the proper tools (yet) to investigate much further. Does anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks in advance.
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posted on May 1st, 2009 at 07:08 PM



maybe the mufler has failed in one half of it so id be lookin there firstly



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yes.gif posted on May 1st, 2009 at 07:25 PM



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Originally posted by mikeyp
I'm pretty new to veedubs and this has got me foxed, it might be simple to someone who 'knows' though - so I hope you don't mind me asking for a little advice here...

Anyway, I've been trying to replace the tailpipes on my bug (without much success - the old ones are pretty much rusted in place), but while I was fiddling around with them I noticed that after running the engine one of the pipes gets much hotter than the other one. I would have expected them to get to pretty much the same temperature...
After a half hour drive I can grip the left pipe easily, but the right one is too hot to hold - do they track back to two cylinders each (in which case I guess half my engine might have a problem), or do they both come from the same source in the muffler?

Anyway, confused - and without the proper tools (yet) to investigate much further. Does anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks in advance.


The left one is blocked up....

they should both be as hot as....

leaving burn marks on Your fingers..

on both sides.... but

No One ever touches the 2nd pipe... lol

After they burnt their fingers on the first one..... lol

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