Just a little more muffler progress, the 1" pipe showed up...guess the delivery delay got fixed somehow.
I was reviewing my thread and I'm not sure I ever answered your question, the OEM muffler new cost $500 + per muffler, so for my two 322's it'd be over $1000 to replace with OEM. It doesn't make any sense they cost that much, they just do. Guy on ebay has one that needs repaired for sale for $229, and it has the roached area that I show as the normal breaks, no telling how much internal damage is there too. So used isn't normally a viable option on them. This is the reason for investigating the feasibility to fix these.Of course you can fix it! Anyone can fix ANYTHING, given enough time and/or money! Now, is it actually WORTH fixing, is the real question. How much is a new OEM muffler vs repairing the existing one vs fabricating a new one vs just letting your existing one ride?
Yep, when I went online to see what a new one cost I couldn't believe it. Within the last month JD no longer shows the price on the muffler for the 322 or 332, just a "Contact your dealer for price", notice.I thought that just the challenge was a good enough reason...but the money aspect does add to the equaion
Anything about bringing your first born when you go to pick it up? 😁Yep, when I went online to see what a new one cost I couldn't believe it. Within the last month JD no longer shows the price on the muffler for the 322 or 332, just a "Contact your dealer for price", notice.
Well hoping to be ready to test one in about 2 weeks, I'm waiting for some blades to come in so I can cut the metal templates (scroll saw). After that I should be forming the bottom and both baffles and ready to weld it up and try it out.WOW!! Yeah I'd be repairing them, too!
I assume you are going to re-use the old manifold flange and pipe. Do you know what size that pipe is?I have the 322 and the exhaust on a 322 is a 1" exhaust, I bought a machine in NY in January that has the 332 muffler which is larger, either 1 1/4 or 1 3/8" (haven't measured it yet). The Diesel definitely has the larger exhaust!