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Cracked Exhaust!

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My 2021 Giulietta Veloce final edition somehow has a large crack in the exhaust pipe! How could this have happened?

Stranger still, I believe the crack was there from when the car was new as there has been no change in exhaust noise. The car has also always smelled of exhaust in startup (which I assumed was normal and just turned recirculate on). I also noticed heat coming from under the car after driving but never connected the dots.

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Its not a crack, thats just some condensation coming out of the clamp on cold starts. Carbon comes out with the water and stains the pipe. Worst case is that clamp is a little loose and 10 seconds crawling under with a spanner will sort it - dont go crazy, its not meant to be super tight.
 

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It’s either the clamp bolt is a little loose or maybe the slip joint hasn’t been slipped far enough on. Either is an easy thing to deal with.

Ignore it, mention it the next time it’s serviced and they spend the 30 seconds to deal with it.
 
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