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I see folks here who need help with things in their vehicle.I know there are folks who have skills and would be happy to help in some capacity here also. I wonder if the mods could come up with a way to pair these folks. It seems I always cause problems here, that is not my intention.
At this time moderators will not be pairing up members in need of help with members who can help but members are free to post requests for help on the forum. State your general location, what type of help is needed, and if any compensation will be granted. Conversations and agreements should probably be conducted through PMs to protect privacy. Also be cautious about inviting a stranger into your life.
I have skills, but no extra time on my hands while working full time, with my family, on a farm. Not many folks that need help are in the NW Ohio region that I could help, and seeing that all of my tools/supplies are here, not many are willing to travel to my location.
(09-17-2019, 11:21 PM)owl Wrote: [ -> ]It seems I always cause problems here, that is not my intention.

Ser Owl, that's not my perception, and, as I've mentioned I use a collaborative killfile app that tracks (both algorithmically & by vetted human assessments) all posts here.
You are definitely not on any trustworthy "naughty" lists. Smile


So, back to needing help...
There's a (small-ish?) hole in my tailpipe (1987 Dodge B250 van).
If there's anyone who's equipped to help & can gift me their labor, that would be awesome. Smile
I'll be heading southwards in about a month (leaving whenever it gets too cold up here in northern WI/MI), probably generally close to the Mississippi River and can detour modest distances.
PM me to discuss. Smile
Just to clarify it would help everyone to know whether the hole is in between the motor and muffler (header pipe) or behind the muffler (tailpipe). Two different sets of difficulties involved and most people call the entire length the tailpipe.
Huh. Just last night I made inquiries as to how I could pay HOWA for the expertise I see here. I won't be ready for a year or so - I am on lock down as care giver for my father in law who is 99 and lives alone with my support. When he passes I am feeling drawn to explore this nomad life. And until then all I can do is plan. And until then I won't leave town.

I only started thinking about this early September and I did not know about HOWA. I already asked some friends if I could pay them to help me put together a rig. I would far rather turn to this community - I recognize the skills and experience here - it is a goldmine. And I did not think so many people would do this as a cheap way to live. My motivation is self discovery.

Anyway, I do think this is an obvious idea. But yes - it requires protections all around.

I would suggest a system could be setup where people offer skills and then they get reviews by users. That is how the world does this stuff now, as far as I can tell. And HOWA could, again, be a middle man as yet another layer of protection so if a user can say they got shorted badly HOWA could maybe help resolve the issue. All for a fee, of course.

I would love to have access to the skills in this community. And I would pay for them. And I would be happy for HOWA to be in on that action.
(09-18-2019, 09:44 AM)B and C Wrote: [ -> ]Just to clarify it would help everyone to know whether the hole is in between the motor and muffler (header pipe) or behind the muffler (tailpipe). Two different sets of difficulties involved and most people call the entire length the tailpipe.

Good question! Smile
I can definitely smell exhaust fumes inside, though it varies a lot. If I'm at all nervous, I lower the driver's side window.

It looks like it's behind (rearward of) the muffler, but it's hard (for me) to tell from the inspection report.
I just sent off an email requesting a copy of the pic.
If they don't come thru, I'll take a pic of the pic, and post it.

I'll also take a look in person, a little later today.

Thanks Brian! Smile
Can you hear increased exhaust noise?

If the leak is big enough, it will make a distinctive sound. Near the exhaust manifold or collector pipe it will have a distinctive pulsing sound that increases with the engine RPMs. It can sound like a rattle or raspy sound, sometimes almost like a muffled hammering sound. Further downstream closer to the muffler it is just usually louder and a different tone than normal.

The further upstream the leak is the more likely you are to smell exhaust fumes.
Kaylee, since you just had the engine replaced recently it might be pertinent to check the exhaust manifold bolts for proper torque.
A shop has already said a hole.
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