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02-18-2013 01:24 AM
raramirez
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Originally Posted by Patrick H
See the black streak coming from the black spot at the front of my muffler? That's the drain hole I left when I welded the muffler in..
That's good to know when I upgrade to banks, thanks
02-18-2013 01:05 AM
Patrick H See the black streak coming from the black spot at the front of my muffler? That's the drain hole I left when I welded the muffler in..
02-18-2013 12:55 AM
Sherpa
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Originally Posted by raramirez View Post
I secretly did taste it...
Ah-HA!

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Originally Posted by Wheats View Post
Yea me too,also tasted it to make sure
This reminds me of when my college chemistry professor warned us:

"Rule #2 of chemistry is never drink what you make!"
02-18-2013 12:36 AM
Wheats
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Originally Posted by dylan1991 View Post
Mine does the same. I was a little worried the first few times I saw it before I figured out it was just water.
Yea me too,also tasted it to make sure
02-18-2013 12:10 AM
raramirez I knew it had to be water (I secretly did taste it...) Just was confused because their is a hose that lets the water out when the A/C is on. Didn't think their would be another place for water to come out. I guess That's good news if I'm ever stranded in the desert.
02-17-2013 11:53 PM
keystonerubicon virtually all cars do this.
02-17-2013 11:30 PM
Sherpa
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Yes, that is normal condensation. No worries.
This is correct. As with all TJs, yours left the factory with at least one catalytic converter. By its very design, a catalytic converter converts carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water vapor. As you might guess, this water vapor would cause the rest of the exhaust system to rust very rapidly from the inside out. In order to prevent this, most manufacturers put a small drain hole in the muffler so that the collected water can escape without doing any harm; you can see this hole in one of your photos. The puddle you see is actually a good thing--it is helping your exhaust system live a long, rust-free life.

Oh, and:

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Originally Posted by jgorm View Post
what kind of car guy doesn't taste the fluid?
No kidding! You know how they always say not to leave traditional green coolant out because pets will think it is sweet and thus they'll drink it (and die from it)? I can vouch that it is sweet, but in a really nasty way.
02-17-2013 09:52 PM
jgorm what kind of car guy doesn't taste the fluid? I can tell 5w20 from 10w30.
02-17-2013 08:51 PM
dylan1991 Mine does the same. I was a little worried the first few times I saw it before I figured out it was just water.
02-17-2013 08:44 PM
mikenmng Mine does the same thing, I figured there was a leak somewhere until I read this. I Feel better now
02-17-2013 06:09 PM
KingTJ Mine does the exact same thing. Comes from the factory weep hole that's placed in the muffler to allow condensation to escape and the water ultimately drips off that flange. I freaked out the first couple times I saw mine doing it lol.
02-17-2013 03:27 PM
Toobuff Everytime I see that drip I feel compelled to crawl under just to make sure it's water lol.
02-17-2013 03:14 PM
raramirez Great!!!! Thank you for the speedy reply!!
02-17-2013 03:09 PM
Jerry Bransford Yes, that is normal condensation. No worries.
02-17-2013 03:08 PM
raramirez
Is it normal for fliud to be dripping out behind the muffler?

I have a 2006 SE 4ltr automatic and I've been noticing what looks, smells, and feels like water.... I didn't taste it though. It's coming from behind the muffler where it is connected by bolts.

Here are some pics.

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This first one is inside the shovel, the last one is the floor under the shovel.

Thank you

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