CELICA GT (2000)
Exhuast Muffler replacement
Even a Toyota exhaust fails :) Mine did and the quotes for replacement at various exhaust and tyre outfits ranges form $375 to $550!
A Bosal Performance exhaust cost a bargain $260 + $16 shipping from eBay
Fitting: I started out by putting the car up on ramps and soaking the Flange bolts in PB Blaster overnight. I Heating the Nut with a Butane Pen to help break the bond to the bolt. The next day I applied more PB Blaster and more heat then used the Extendable Wrench to remove one of the bolts. The other was more corroded and had
exhaust repair paste in its threads. I quickly gave up on this bolt and cut it mostly through with a recipricating saw then snapped it using the extenable wrench! Fitting was simple and went without issue, though the extenable wrench's piviting head did help greatly with awkward angles. As the tailpipe is probably common used to several differing systems,
the tip needed to be removed, rotated and refitted to look right. Though the tip is held with allen bolts, I used an electric screwdriver and a torx bit to remove and refit it.
Tools and Parts used
- A Can of PB Blaster
- Butane Pen Torch
- Husky 3/8 In. Extendable Wrench more
- 3/8 In. Torque Wrench
- 10mm socket
- 6 inch socket extension bar
- Swivel joint for socket
- Recipricating Saw
- DORMAN 675-221 Exhaust Bolt/Spring
- 00-02 Celica GT Bosal Stainless Exhaust System. Chameleon, Product Code: 112-690
- Electric screwdriver + torx bit, (in place of Allen bit)
One stide unscrewed other sawn ans snapped
New Exhaust, Bolts and Springs
Next Section with includes bolts
Mufler section inplace
Extendable Wrench,Torque Wrench,Extension, Gloves etc
Rotating the Tip
This page is ONLY to show what I did to my Celica!
I take NO responsibility for anything arising from information given here nor do I guarantee its correctness!