Why does my 300e have welded exhaust
I have a '92 300e that needs a rear muffler and the exhaust system does not have the usual connector joint on the pipe between the rear and center muffler. I also have a '88 260e which has a joint in the pipe. According to the fastlane catalog, both cars use the same muffler and there should be a clamped connection.
Is it possible that some MBZ models have welded exhaust systems? The center and rear mufflers now on the car are OEM MBZ parts. It looks like I cannot just cut the pipe and attach the new muffler because the joint will fall on a deformed (flattened) section of the pipe. Is there some simple (cheap) way to overcome this problem?