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Water Leak from stock mufflers?

I've been noticing after I park the car after a short drive and come back to it, I notice puddles of water underneath both mufflers on the ground. The water seems to be originating from the front of the mufflers, NOT leaking out the tailpipes.

Is this normal? or am I going to have my mufflers rusting out soon?
The car's exhaust system has never been tampered with, I only got about 4K miles on it.

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It is probably just normal condensation that builds up and simply gets trapped in the muffler... and when the car stops, it has enough time to drain out of the tiny hols on the bottom of the muffler.

Just a guess; but being that you didn't state that there is white smoke in the exhaust... I bet you're fine.


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... I bet you're fine.
...as long as you don't throw a low muffler coolant level code
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No smoke and no codes. I didn't know there were holes built into the mufflers, I will have to crawl under there and examine it more closely when I get a chance.

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...as long as you don't throw a low muffler coolant level code
I sense this may start another problem thread.....
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Yep the stock mufflers have weep holes to let condensation drain.

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-mufflers.html


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Give the stockers a good rev to get some of the moisture out. There are weep holes for a reason, I never had enough drips under my stock mufflers to even draw my attention!

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...as long as you don't throw a low muffler coolant level code
Well played! :laughlitt
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I drilled weep holes in my second set of Borlas. The set I took of was full of condensate.

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Get it up over 6 grand to clean it out on occasion. I get the same thing.

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These things do make quite a bit of water when they first start up. If you rev it you'll see water spewing out of the tail pipes. It's normal. Once everything is up to temp it stops.

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You better make sure your AC condenser isnt leaking while you are under there checking the muffler bearings...
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Muffler water leak a covered warrantee issue?

I’ve got a 2012 Mustang with 24K that is still under warrantee with mufflers that leak as well. With a flashlite and mirror, I can see the weep hole in the back of the muffler as someone indicated was present in stock mufflers. Thanks.

The back of the muffler around the weep hole is showing deterioration and rust as is the bottom of the muffler where the water drips down to the crimp. Deterioration is about 1/2" to 1” in diameter in/around both spots and clearly the muffler will rust out and fail in that exact spot at some point in the future.

So my question is, is Ford liable to do something about this now while the car is still under warrantee, or am I just to wait until it rusts out and have to replace the mufflers? Anyone know? Anyone take theirs to a dealer and address it? If so, what’d they say and/or do about it? Thanks!

(I did get a couple good photos and if I can figure out how, I'll post them to show the deterioration.)
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Dude, water is a natural by product of combustion, especially with catalytic converters in. Just stop being prissy and drive it some more. It'll take forever to rust out that muffler from that tiny weep hole. The car'll be long gone to its next owner likely.

Really worried enough to make a fool of yourself taking this to a dealer? I'd suggest instead, A bit of sandpaper and a shot of anti-rust paint and sally forth, unhindered by doubt.
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Dude, water is a natural by product of combustion
Yep - burning a gallon of gas yields a little more than a gallon of water.


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