Got any tips on replacing an exhaust flex pipe?
Obviously, this needs to be fixed.
Normally, I'd take my car to an exhaust shop to have it fixed. This time, I have neither the cash (likely at least $600, but probably more like $800) nor the inclination (spend 800 bucks on a car that would sell for 500? no thanks!) to have a pro fix it for me. So, I want to do it myself.
I've already purchased the proper length of flex pipe with the intention of grafting it in. I have a saw to cut out the old pipe, ramps to get under the car, and flux-core wire welder.
So, mechanically-inclined friends, have you got any tips for me? Can I weld in the new pipe while everything is attached to the car, or do I have to remove the exhaust system and weld in the new flex pipe on the bench?
Can I save myself the hassle of welding the pipe and simply clamp it in place?