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Old 05-31-2008
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Unhappy Need Muffler

I have a 95 PT-42 with the DD Series 60 engine.

I'm currently at CCW in Riverside having some service work done (so far, good service...) but my muffler is rusted out and needs to be replaced.

So far, the only solution is to get one from DD in Detroit, build to special order with 7 to 10 days before shipment -- major bummer there!

Does anyone know of a heavy duty/truck muffler service that might be able to fabricate a muffler for my coach more quickly than waiting for one from Detroit?

Thanks.
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I have a 95 PT-42 with the DD Series 60 engine.

I'm currently at CCW in Riverside having some service work done (so far, good service...) but my muffler is rusted out and needs to be replaced.

So far, the only solution is to get one from DD in Detroit, build to special order with 7 to 10 days before shipment -- major bummer there!

Does anyone know of a heavy duty/truck muffler service that might be able to fabricate a muffler for my coach more quickly than waiting for one from Detroit?

Thanks.

Since you are going to have to have one built, why not try to save yourself some $$$ and see if the old guts of your muffler can be used, like Jeff Clary did with his, for around $100.00. Since you are going to have to have someone else doing the labor and supplying the metal, it will cost you more than they spent, but it still should be substantially less than what Detroit is charging for theirs.

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here it is in a PDF file 100 DOLLAR MUFFLER.pdf
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I have a 95 PT-42 with the DD Series 60 engine.

I'm currently at CCW in Riverside having some service work done (so far, good service...) but my muffler is rusted out and needs to be replaced.

So far, the only solution is to get one from DD in Detroit, build to special order with 7 to 10 days before shipment -- major bummer there!

Does anyone know of a heavy duty/truck muffler service that might be able to fabricate a muffler for my coach more quickly than waiting for one from Detroit?

Thanks.
Hi Pete,

This might not be any help but you may want to call Ironman Parts in Corona, Ca. (1-800-247-8540) (http://www.ironmanparts.com/iro_index.cfm). I bought a Dynaflex muffler clamp from them a few years ago and they said that they could also supply a muffler for my 84 ½ Pt-36 (Detroit 6v92) if I needed it. I don’t know if they stock them or if they have to order them. My muffler had a “Stemco” part number on it that they crossed to a “Donaldson” number.

Good Luck,
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http://www.mandrelbending-tubefabrication.com/

you can try these guys also
http://www.macmuffler.com/custom.htm
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i would bet that if you measured the muffler,and the inlet/outlet and looked in a stemco or other muffler book you can find one that fits,i doubt it wasmade just for a Bird.
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I would have zoomies, call around to the salvage yards http://www.colawrvsalvage.com/
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Talking Detroit Diesel Muffler

Call Fleetpride .I got mine on my 85 PT 40 for under 300.00 . It,s worth a try.Lee Condosta 85 PT 40.Hold up at the KOA in Wilmington N.C
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Thanks all... you've given me some good leads.

I've downloaded the Dynaflex catalog (they're an exhaust system mfg. co.) and it appears that we just need to pull the old muffler, and match the components that need replacing then match them up. Since they're located in Commerce CA, they're quite nearby so there shouldn't be a big delay.

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Pete,
How did they decide that your muffler needs replacing? Is it something they saw from underneath or through the engine bay? Was it obvious or just subtle telltale markings?
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I requested that the muffler be inspected as part of an overall service. The inspection revealed several holes. Looking from the top, the outlet pipe is barely being held in place and there is a huge hole. At the bottom, there's an obvious hole in the side of the muffler. It's clearly "shot"...

The coach sat out this last winter --- and was rained on a bunch of times while we were in Texas. The current end-pipe allows rain water to just pour down the exhaust pipe -- I'll replace it with a true 90 degree bend pipe. I think this last season may have simply been "too much." -- But I think it had already been rusting for some time.

After sharing the responses on this (and another) list with the service manager, he got creative and a new muffler is being delivered tomorrow and will be installed. Then I'll be able to go home... finally.
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