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#1516 of 1605 Re: Exhaust Pipe Crimp 2009 Accord 4dr 4 cyl 5mt [jhrost]
Oct 03, 2011 (7:26 am)
By crimped, is the pipe actually crunched more than half way flat? If its only a small reduction in diameter, I would likely let it alone. If it does happen to fail early, you may have traded the car by then - or at least aftermarket parts will then be available for the exhaust.
If the damaged area is far enough from the muffler, I don't see why a good independent specialty shop wouldn't be able to just cut out and replace the damaged portion of pipe.
I guess that would require skill with a pipe bender, and either welding or clamping the replacement piece in place (if there is room for clamps at that location).
Most chain shops are into using their own replacement assy's and generic pieces to clamp together a system, versus a true custom exhaust shops work.
My mother did something similar to a dual section of pipe at the front of her 99 v6 accord by sliding forward over a parking stop in the snow. It flattened it some - and it's still on the car now seven or so years after it happened. This is in the section that would be stainless due to the catalytic converters downstream covered by the 80K emission warranty.
The assembly you talk about was replace on hers after six or seven years after developing a hole from corrosion - so unless the current car has a FULL Stainless Steel exhaust system, they aren't going to last forever anyways.
#1517 of 1605 Re: Exhaust Pipe Crimp 2009 Accord 4dr 4 cyl 5mt [jmillerjmiller]
Oct 03, 2011 (8:02 am)
Unfortunately the opening is probably less than half of what it was. It got crunched pretty good. I tend to keep my cars for a long time, so this is something I would have to live with (I bought my 95 Accord new back in October 0f 1994 - the 17 year anniversary is coming up next week .... it's still running great .. in fact in many ways I prefer it to the new Accord).
The specialty shop option sounds good - I just have to find one, as I'm living in a small town. Thanks for the comment.
#1518 of 1605 Re: Exhaust Pipe Crimp 2009 Accord 4dr 4 cyl 5mt [jhrost]
Oct 03, 2011 (1:30 pm)
A 50% reduction, I would expect adds a good bit of back pressure at high rpm's, likely cutting down on the peak horsepower by some amount.
Factory exhaust systems typically have more back pressure than custom performance ones, since most factory systems don't have mandrel type bends in them to start with - so they actually reduce the pipe diameter some at each bend.
From what I can find in other forums, some people looking for a performance cat back system for this 4 cylinder model have mostly gone for a local custom fabricated exhaust system using aftermarket muffler. Typically a garage in the 'speed' or 'performance' shop category.
I hope you can find an serious auto shop that does custom exhaust work, to do what really sounds like a fairly straightforward repair versus the usual remove and replace.
#1519 of 1605 Body Flex Noises (2011 Accord EX V6 6 spd. Coupe)
Oct 10, 2011 (8:46 pm)
When last we left our superhero, we were getting "springy" noises from the rear package shelf area. Dealer tightened something that made that better but not totally fixed.
Now getting increasingly annoying "body flex" sounds from the rear of the car every time I back out of the garage or take a turn that flexes the body at all. Can't tell if its the fenders, the trunk lid, or just a rear window needs to be re-sealed thing, but its drivin' me nuts. Brand new Honda shouldn't sound like a 10 year old bucket of bolts.
Anybody dealt with this, know of any TSB's, or got any info. that might help?
#1520 of 1605 B1 Service at 13K
Nov 30, 2011 (8:40 am)
Hi... I have just done the B1 service on my 2010 Honda Accord with 13K miles. Cost me 89.99 at local dealership.
Dec 10, 2011 (5:21 pm)
Went to charge battery and connected the jumpers incorrectly. Radio and controls gone for navigation display, Dealer suggested a new Amp. Were can I get a used one and what is the part number. I know its up behind the glove box.
Then a week later the heating and air conditions and the controls have failed completely. No heat and no AC. Do you think there are related?
Oh Lord. This is gonna cost big.
#1522 of 1605 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 12, 2011 (11:19 am)
A reporter is looking for owners who have had premature wear on the their Honda Accord and Honda Civic brakes. If you would agree to be interviewed by this reporter, please send your contact information to predmunds.com by Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
#1523 of 1605 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Dec 12, 2011 (11:30 am)
That would mean all of us.... Never knew they could make brakes and rotors out of tissue
#1524 of 1605 Re: press request [michael2595]
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 12, 2011 (11:46 am)
I know that this reporter has been looking into the issue and trying to gather consumer experiences for about a month now, so feel free to respond and add your experience.
#1525 of 1605 very disappointing!!!
Dec 13, 2011 (8:37 am)
I(actually my wife) bought 2008 accord at buena park, ca. Buying experience was O.K.
But after buying the Buena Park honda really sucks. After buying new, probably after a week driver's rear tire was blown out at freeway. I don't know why but when I aked them their attidude was none of my business. This accord is my 5th honda and When my wife wanted to buy camry, I insisted my wife to buy accord. I was a little bit sorry for my wife, but anyway there could be a defect, andwe passes that problem.
Now is the problem. About 2 weeks ago when I had a chace to dirve I heard some strange noise( usually my wife drives accord). When my brother(he has accord cntour) drives he told me that this could be either wheel bearing or transmission so bring it to dealer.
I thought which deale I go. I live Brea, CA but buena park was closee to my work so I went to there. Big mistake!!! I left my car but I needed a car that day so I rented with my own money.( I know some dealers give courtesy rental car but they don't)
That evening dealer left me a message that the car is O.K. and I can pick up my car.
Next morning when picked up I can stil hear the noise and that time I asked one of my friend who is mechanic to check .
When he checked, it' because of wheel bearing and it will be covered warranty so go to dealer.
last thursday I went the dealer again and told to supervisor. we test drive together, he said sorry but he also told me that AI also had a mistake. What mistake!!!
he told me that i descrived metalic squeeking noise but this is whirling noise. what a bull shit...
If they are experienced mechanic no matter what description they have to find out the problem. Anyway i left again. that time it took 2 days. I kept calling and left message when I can fin my car, but no answer. Finally friday around 2 o'clock they called and said the car is ready. Thank you for quick reply!!!!
Now this time When I brake it sound like DA. DA DA-- sound like abs brake sound.
this morning bck to dealer again. My wife don't want to drive accord so we switched car.
also my wife told me never honda again...
This is my 5th honda nd I loved honda. Before there was no problem, and I was happy with my previous honda. This time maybe my bad luck.
But Buena Park Honda's attitude makes me really angry.Never go to B.P. honda for service..