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Old 11-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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Waiting for his Model 3..
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Springfield VA
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So I'll bump this thread with an update to my car.

I had a local exhaust shop make a new system for my car. I had a Thrush welded muffler installed, with no resinator. 350s do not have a cat. This replaced something I had put on in a time crunch... a cheepie muffler from Auzone that restricted to probably 1 1/4" inside.

Thrush 17656 Welded Muffler on a Mercedes 350SDL Turbo Diesel - YouTube

Overall I'm thrilled. It's not loud, yet audible. If you listen close you can hear the turbo

You should have seen all the soot that blew out of the tailpipe the first time I took off I'm going to cut the crappy muffler apart and see how loaded up it is inside.

1991 350SDL. 230,000 miles (new motor @ 150,000).

2013 Fiat 500E. 20,000 miles, 80 miles at a time.
2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
1992 Jetta ECOdiesel. 156,000 miles. 1 of 48. Sold.
1991 Jetta ECOdiesel. 430,000 miles. 1 of 700. Sold to VeeDubTDI, totaled in front of our house
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