How to Find and Repair Exhaust Leaks EASY (Without a Welder)

1 Rgp 2018
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Learn how to find exhaust leaks in your car or truck and then repair them without a welder using some common, inexpensive exhaust sealer products. To repair the exhaust leak you can use an exhaust putty, tape, or clamp.
Exhaust Putty:
Exhaust Tape:
Exhaust Clamp:
Sandpaper (100 grit):
Shop Vac:
Electric Leaf Blower:
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  • I will be at POCONO SPEEDWAY this weekend Aug 4th and 5th for some drifting so come by and say hello and maybe even come for a ride along!!! I worked hard to make this fix as simple and cheap as possible so anyone can do this at home! If I can cut a hole in my exhaust the size of a playing card, you can fix your small leak! Here is what I used: Exhaust Putty: Exhaust Tape: Exhaust Clamp: Sandpaper (100 grit): Shop Vac: Electric Leaf Blower:

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 metus
    • Unbelievable how long does that stuff last hopefully I don’t need to use it but pretty cool

      Tree MTree MPrieš mėn
    • Hi 🙋🏼‍♂️ Chris, thanks for your very informative video as always !!! Now I know. Hay Quik question, what is the name of your tool box ?

      Do AlexDo AlexPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Man I love the way you explain everything you could be a teacher I'm just starting to watch your videos I would really love to meet you in person could learn so much from you

      Oniel aka jaroOniel aka jaroPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • For small holes and cracks, you could probably use furnace cement if you happen to have some on hand, to save a little money.

      DDEENYDDEENYPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • Chrix fix you think that can do the same to my car is Volkswagen Passat

      Eddy TrujilloEddy TrujilloPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hey Chris, random question. On my exhaust there small sections that are rubber covered in a metal mesh. But over time the metal has rubbed off and the rubber has burned straight through. Would tape work? Or a different method? Because I would prefer to spend a couple bucks at autozone then buy a new y pipe for my car. Thanks!

    Owen CoyOwen CoyPrieš 16 val
  • I like the 13 min video

    Markus_54 Alayleo MontalvoMarkus_54 Alayleo MontalvoPrieš 18 val
  • I wish they had these products 30 years ago when I had a cracked exhaust pipe. Nothing available would last more than a couple weeks and a new pipe was $600. Too expensive for a college kid.

    KRTube75KRTube75Prieš 23 val
  • I have a exhaust leak on my 1997 Honda Civic. I honestly can't wait to do this myself at home.

    GhostAgent_00GhostAgent_00Prieš 2 dienas
  • Chris will this work for a cracked catalytic converter

    Joanne GoodmanJoanne GoodmanPrieš 3 dienas
  • Wodder??🤔 🤣

    jayjaylenchase75jayjaylenchase75Prieš 3 dienas
  • 👍

    Ginger NutGinger NutPrieš 3 dienas
  • 3:25 And all dust from catalytic converter on your pistons now... This is so f*@king Genius! Next video will be: How to bore cylinders and replace pistons in your Mustang at home.

  • Can we use MCL as Putty Chris?

    Namgang NamgangNamgang NamgangPrieš 4 dienas
  • Anyone know why I did the paste on my exhaust manifold over a crack and let it sit for 72 days i n the summer but after 1 month the paste cracked..?

    Q&A TogetherQ&A TogetherPrieš 5 dienų
  • Hi I wanted to know what kind of plasma do you have? Thanks

    FlagstaffFlagstaffPrieš 7 dienų
  • Nice well done congrats.

    Miltton CALDERONMiltton CALDERONPrieš 7 dienų
  • You are awesome!!!

    A person who has a Google accountA person who has a Google accountPrieš 8 dienų
  • Covered every option. Near perfect DIY video

    Samuel HunterSamuel HunterPrieš 8 dienų
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 8 dienų
  • Nice

    Black pandaBlack pandaPrieš 10 dienų
  • Maybe put a new gasket on the flange 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Xander ?Xander ?Prieš 11 dienų
  • Just add food dye into the gas, watch for the purple smote! also, beware of fire for those dumb enough to try

    SophiaSophiaPrieš 12 dienų
  • Chris why did you cut your truck really fine exaust pipe?? you just could get a pipe same diameter as the exaust pipe, thet show us how it works, then block one end of the pipe ,in the other sideuse a blower and you can test if there's leaks.

    Omar RamaOmar RamaPrieš 13 dienų
    • Gotta show you guys that this actually works!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 13 dienų
  • Can you this putty on plastic?

    Aleksejs BurovsAleksejs BurovsPrieš 14 dienų
  • 💯

    Salvador LucianoSalvador LucianoPrieš 15 dienų
  • I love your videos but this is the worst I ever seen from you. Yeah it looks easy and cheap as *beeb*, but why didn't you also show how to do it right from the beginning and take the manifold of and change the gasket? And of course also show how hard or easy it is to take of the putty you've put on there.

    Richard FormdalRichard FormdalPrieš 15 dienų
  • Are those Konig rennforms on the mustang ?

    Trebor GarciaTrebor GarciaPrieš 16 dienų
  • Dude you are my hero!!!

    raw hideraw hidePrieš 16 dienų
  • Wunderbar Man ok. Good job. I make ones a jeahr engine room cleaning ( warm water-cleanstoff-silikone and i look if I find anything pleace with rust. Thats it. 1x/Jeahr-.

    janos enekesjanos enekesPrieš 17 dienų
    • Don't use silicone, if you find rust and have used silicone it will be hard for the paint to get som good grip and stay on the surface you've painted.

      Richard FormdalRichard FormdalPrieš 15 dienų
  • Hey ChrisFix, what brand of soap do you use for your Soapy water???

    JonahJonahPrieš 19 dienų
  • H e took good care of the engine bay you can see it's so cLEaN

    ceeb2 thojceeb2 thojPrieš 20 dienų
  • Wow guy is a genius! I've been following your videos. Thanks for the DIY tips!

    Aneesh VasudevAneesh VasudevPrieš 21 dieną
  • Chris, all your video's are the best! I learned so much and saved a tin of money!

    Jeffrey HoffmanJeffrey HoffmanPrieš 21 dieną
  • You save me so much money lol

    Corey TuckerCorey TuckerPrieš 21 dieną
  • At first I thought it was a muffler bearing that was bad. P.S: Commend to you Chris for cutting your exhaust just to show us proof it worked.

    Moses GalapateMoses GalapatePrieš 22 dienas
  • Wow. You're awesome. Thanks for all the usefull tipps :) I found your channel like 1 Month ago and I've learned so much about car's since than :D Every day I think about working on the car :D

    PillowG1rlPillowG1rlPrieš 22 dienas
  • Ok Chris I tried to find what I would assume is an exhaust leak. My issue is I have fumes in the cabin. I have a 2012 Cruise manual trans. The piping appears to be solid, no bubbles. I used an air compressor on the cold engine. What is your recommendation?

    Darrin GreenDarrin GreenPrieš 23 dienas
  • ممتاز

    ابومحمد العولقيابومحمد العولقيPrieš 23 dienas
  • Using tape it will melt plus will still leak

    Cajeeper The gamerCajeeper The gamerPrieš 24 dienas
  • I wish I saw this yesterday! Arc welder blew a hole on my exhaust while trying to repair it I made a 4cm hole.

    László IsóLászló IsóPrieš 27 dienų
  • I was lucky enough to to find a product called tiger tape I think. Did the job. The auto parts guy had to look it up.

    Red Means GoRed Means GoPrieš 27 dienų
  • @ChrisFix You are Awesome!!! By Far one of the best and most thorough YT's out there! Much Appreciated!!! 7.22M Subscribers.. And deservedly So! God bless you!

    SOGbryanSOGbryanPrieš 28 dienų
  • can you use epoxy like jb weld instead?

    SynchiestSynchiestPrieš 29 dienų
    • ​@ChrisFix thanks for the reply man I didn't expect. What's the generic name of the product? I can't find "putty" anywhere.

      SynchiestSynchiestPrieš 29 dienų
    • Nope

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 29 dienų
  • I kind of liked it when he was less enthusiastic.

    NZT 48NZT 48Prieš 29 dienų
  • Hi Chris, can I do this method with a turbo car ? I have a Mazda cx7 turbo, will the positive pressure damage the turbo?

    Dory MaksoudDory MaksoudPrieš mėn
    • Thx Chris! Happy holidays

      Dory MaksoudDory MaksoudPrieš mėn
    • You should be able to, there shouldn't be enough pressure with a shop vac or leaf blower to damage anything!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • This was awesome!!!

    Jeff UnderwoodJeff UnderwoodPrieš mėn
    • Thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Would small amounts of dirt from the vacuum getting pushed into the exhaust system cause any issues?

    L RL RPrieš mėn
    • Nope

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Guys, if you have a rusted out hole ANYWHERE in your exhaust system, you can bet there are plenty of other corroded spots ready to blow out and form new holes. Are you going to crawl under your vehicle and try patching them all as they show up?! 99.99+% of all drivers are going to do the sensible thing and just head to the nearest mechanic or muffler shop to get the exhaust system replaced with fresh pipes and mufflers as needed. If you're lucky, you won't also need a catalytic converter which can triple your cost.

    Ken BehrendtKen BehrendtPrieš mėn
  • I have an exhaust leak on my truck but I don’t know where to put the tape. From the manifold it goes straight to a muffler that is completely rusted out and you can put your whole arm straight through it, unrelated but after sitting idling I start to get very sleepy. Is this from the rusted out muffler being right underneath the cab? Also where do I put my exhaust tape since the muffler falls apart when I put pressure on it?

    Tyler LongTyler LongPrieš mėn
  • He like depends on soapy wooder

    Dpmaster9 SmhDpmaster9 SmhPrieš mėn
  • Make sure not to leave that putty on the exhaust stud threads and bolts it makes it a real pain to get them off if you ever need to replace your headers

    LILLO mournLILLO mournPrieš mėn
    • It's always a good idea to clean up any excess to prevent that!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • What means Catalyst System efficiency bank 2 ?

    Mighty Eagle USAMighty Eagle USAPrieš mėn
  • I wish I could find a nice car like that my car is sad maybe worth 100

    Anthony KulhanekAnthony KulhanekPrieš mėn
  • You got a bit of putty on the exhaust nut. Would this cause any issue if in the future you needed to remove these?

    Matt JMatt JPrieš mėn
    • No it breaks right off because it’s brittle

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Can U wrap the cat converter?

    Don ellisDon ellisPrieš mėn
  • when did u get 2 mustsangs

    Nikolas EdwinNikolas EdwinPrieš mėn
  • I did not expect the plasma cutter to come out 😂

    Fernanda FoertterFernanda FoertterPrieš mėn
  • ChrisFix: Cuts exhaust to show us the power of exhaust tape His viewers: *NOW THAT'S A LOT OF DAMAGE*

    ShelbyLover 135ShelbyLover 135Prieš mėn
    • Lol anything for you guys!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Thank you Chris

    lintel servicelintel servicePrieš mėn
  • I am very impressed of your vacuum technique to suck in the extreme heat

    David GrossmanDavid GrossmanPrieš mėn
  • Great video. Your a fn genius. that way to find leaks is brilliant. Why did you remove all the J-B weld labels on the extreme heat? Do you think it is a bad product? I can understand you cutting off the top of the product package. Did you actually take the time to conceal the name on the jar?

    David GrossmanDavid GrossmanPrieš mėn
  • Great video 👍 i have a leaking manifold on my logging skidder im gonna try the putty fix

    learn apexlearn apexPrieš mėn
  • Shame on you Chris for bull shiting all these people into thinking you can seal an exhaust leak the way you did. You get paid regardless though.

    Bradley K. WaltripBradley K. WaltripPrieš mėn
  • I'm sorry bro but there's no way you sealed that leak with the technique you used. I mean it looked good to your ordinary average everyday uneducated auto individual but not one who has done this before. Whether you added heat or not in 2 to 4 hours your work would not of cured and been ready. NO WAY!!! #2. You never got 6 years on your truck after fixing an exhaust leak with your method or anyone else's. That's insane to say when you're using the same type of sealer I saw you use in the video. That stuff is junk. You need to show it over and replace the exhaust manifold. That's the correct way to fix it.

    Bradley K. WaltripBradley K. WaltripPrieš mėn
  • We love u and nice job my dad had a exhaust manifold leak and can u show us how to replace it

    A Purple manA Purple manPrieš mėn
    • Thanks a lot! If you have to replace your exhaust I would follow this video:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Dunno why but the glove on the Driftstang made me lol

    ForrestBobForrestBobPrieš mėn
  • Would this work if just start the car and push the gas a little bit and spray soapy water?

    Roman NaseerRoman NaseerPrieš mėn
  • I loved this video. He is very clear and understandable.

    Gustavo ZuritaGustavo ZuritaPrieš mėn
  • Instead of using the putty, how hard would it be to actually change the faulty exhaust manifold gaskets?

    Raymond F. ArdinRaymond F. ArdinPrieš mėn
    • Depends on how much space you have to work in your car. I’ve had a car that required me to damn near remove the entire front half to replace AC lines.

      John SeabournJohn SeabournPrieš mėn
  • Can you exhaust tape a flex pipe?

    Kainoa DicksonKainoa DicksonPrieš mėn
  • This guys a legend

    daniel ramlaldaniel ramlalPrieš mėn
  • I thot you had one mustange

    Kayden SumersKayden SumersPrieš mėn
  • You are great man!

    thao nguyenthao nguyenPrieš mėn
  • I dont understand why a broken or leaking exhaust pipe makes an engine loss power....can someone plz make this clear for me

    Thalaiven AppavooThalaiven AppavooPrieš mėn
  • you are a badass kind sirI I bid you good day!!!!!!!!!

    Tracy LeeTracy LeePrieš mėn
    • Thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • car was in great shape. why not make it a solid fix by replacing the manifold, or at least first re-torque the header/manifold bolts before you goober it up with that cement?

    Tony S.Tony S.Prieš mėn
  • Your the man Chris

    WealthHealth TvWealthHealth TvPrieš mėn
  • Im not falling for no shop vac in the tail pipe!!!

    • Haha I get it now!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
    • @ChrisFix Beverly Hills Cop joke - I ant falling for no banana in the tail pipe!

      DEVICEDEVICEPrieš mėn
    • What do you mean?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Thanks for showing!!

    Scott ChoiScott ChoiPrieš mėn
    • Of course!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • I thought this was another April fools joke and saw it was uploaded on my birthday

    Johnnie VegaJohnnie VegaPrieš mėn
  • Awesome job chris. I've learnt loads of handy tricks watching your vids over the years

    John MurphyJohn MurphyPrieš mėn
  • can you get pulled over for that sound?

    Rick NashRick NashPrieš mėn
  • Don’t use the putty or tape they are not a fix but a bandaid, take it to a real shop and get if fixed properly because if your car has that on it when you take it to a real shop we will charge more than if you had brought it in to be welded right from the get go.

    draco2202draco2202Prieš mėn
    • Only one that I approve of is the band clamp. The putty and the tape make welding the crack or hole causing the leak a ton more aggravating to fix

      draco2202draco2202Prieš mėn
  • He literally saved hundreds of thousands of labor fee.

    Zeus MojicaZeus MojicaPrieš mėn
  • But But But, can the putty,tape or clamp fix my broken relationship ?

    JaaduJaaduPrieš mėn
    • :o

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Why does this mustang have way nicer Headlights and taillights than urs 😭

    ThubeyThubeyPrieš mėn
    • Got all the new edge styling lol

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • My renaul hed this

    BALKAN squadBALKAN squadPrieš mėn
    • I used welder

      BALKAN squadBALKAN squadPrieš mėn
    • But i fix it

      BALKAN squadBALKAN squadPrieš mėn
  • your legend Chris!

    Olivier Saint-CyrOlivier Saint-CyrPrieš mėn
    • @ChrisFix literally just used this method this afternoon.. haven't started the car but im waiting for it to dry. Its currently snowing where I am.

      Olivier Saint-CyrOlivier Saint-CyrPrieš mėn
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • For me BIG FAILED


  • I have a 2006 Ford f150 I hope this does the trick .

    Brighton B.G.T.Brighton B.G.T.Prieš mėn
  • Instant thumbs up 👍

    Eric AngutiqjuaqEric AngutiqjuaqPrieš mėn
  • Very good.

    Wilson PereiraWilson PereiraPrieš mėn
  • Thank you. Was able to fix my wife's car for under $15. 00.

    Guest GuestGuest GuestPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The problem with putty is the over time it will start to crack and detach itself, specially if used on manifolds

    GETREAL!GETREAL!Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hello Chris, thank you for all your awesome videos. it's a really big help. Any chance you know it will work also for a hyundai getz exhaust flex pipe?

    Jacob UmanskiJacob UmanskiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I have a Ford 500 limited with the 3.0 duratec engine. The muffler has a small pinhole on the bottom, about 3 or 4" from the engine side. It doesn't seem to me where they world put a pinhole on purpose but I want to make sure before I fix it. It's an easy fix but I don't want to fix a hole that's supposed to be there. Do you know if these mufflers have a pinhole in them and where it would be if it does? Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! THANKS!!

    Ricky PisanoRicky PisanoPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • What you're looking it is probably the condensation escape, don't patch that! 5:55

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You forgot the isopropyl alcohol 😢

    Jack KraftJack KraftPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • If there is a broken part do I replace the part or use the putty

    Tyler BurtonTyler BurtonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 3:23 top tip: always switch your filter for the vacuum

    hunter alberhunter alberPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix no problem

      hunter alberhunter alberPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks for the tip!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • U are a true legend

    Arber SabaniArber SabaniPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Could I use a hairdryer? 🤔

    truth truthtruth truthPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You deserve five stars, nicely done.

    Kev RamKev RamPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hello I need help I have a engine light on po420 code 2000 Toyota celica I found out that the leak was before the catalytic if I repair would the engine light gone?

    My LifeMy LifePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix thank you for reply what can cause po420?

      My LifeMy LifePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Sounds like it should!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius