Tag: exhaust pipes

19 Posts

Results of a potato in a tailpipe
Nov 05, 2015

What Happens When You Put a Potato in a Tailpipe? Seriously.

Dear Car Talk

Dave wants Car Talk to answer a question he's had since childhood-what really happens when you put a potato in a tailpipe? Find out right here.

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are dual exhausts just cosmetic
Apr 03, 2012

Tom and Ray Explain Dual Exhaust

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Gary likes the look of cars and trucks with chrome dual exhaust but he wonders if those doublle tail pipes are really doing anything or are just for show.

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possible for ice to freeze in tailpipe
Apr 01, 2011

Just how did a block of ice find its way into Kate's Ford Explorer?

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I have a question about something that happened to one of the vehicles our company uses. We have a 2005 Ford Explorer that is not used very much in the wintertime. When we tried to start it one cold morning, we...

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what is the tube that is connected to the exhaust pipe
Sep 01, 2010

Just what is that curious hole doing in Jeff's Camry's exhaust pipe?

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My wife has a 1994 Toyota Camry with a very loud exhaust. I figured there has to be a hole somewhere causing this. So, when I got home today, I started her car and could tell that the noise was coming...

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tailpipe deposits
May 01, 2010

Can you tell how healthy your car is, by checking its tailpipe?

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When I was a kid doing my own tune-ups, I understood that the color of the deposits in the very end of the tailpipe was an indicator of how well-tuned the car was. Tan-colored deposits were good; black and sooty...

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Sep 01, 2008

Water is flowing from the tailpipe of Shannon's Subaru. Should she be concerned?

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I recently purchased a used '06 Subaru Outback. It was a rental car that came from the Tahoe, Nev., area. I have noticed water coming out of my tailpipes, and there is a lot of it. At times, it looks...

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Jun 01, 2008

Did an Easter surprise in the tailpipe damage dad's car?

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During our Easter egg hunt this year, I tried hiding an egg in the tailpipe of my dad's car. We are not sure if it is blocking the pipe or if it went all the way in. We can't see...

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Feb 01, 2008

A potato in the tailpipe, and other automotive party tricks.

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True or false? In our clubhouse parking lot, I came across a car that was left with the engine running, keys inside and doors locked. Security was not able to help find the owner. I mentioned this incident to friends...

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is a beer can a good material to weld onto my car as an exhaust pipe fix
Dec 01, 2006

Can a beer can be used to plug holes in an exhaust pipe?

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My mechanic told me that the exhaust pipe on my '78 Datsun pick-up has holes in it. He says he fixed it by welding a beer can around it. He says this will take care of it. Is he right...

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what is the hair growing out of my tailpipe made out of
Jul 01, 2003

What is the "hair" that appears to be coming out of my tailpipe?

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This morning I went to my car to find that it had grown what appeared to be hair from the tailpipe It was about inches long and gray with brown highlights I had to get to class for a test...

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