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How big is the Y pipe?

So when I removed my transmission a while ago I had to cut the Y pipe (like the retard I am) in order to get it out as I couldn't get the bolts from the exhaust manifold to come lose. I had no air tools at this time. Now it leaks pretty bad as I used some cheap clamps to put it back together. I want to use a band style clamp so I can get a better seal. If that doesn't work I'll have to pull it all off and weld it but I don't want to go through all that work if it will seal correctly with the band styler clamp. I can only find them in 2" as the smallest, if its smaller than that any other ideas?
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I am pretty sure it is either 2.0" or 2.25". I have a 4.0 so I cant give you a for sure
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i know my 3.0 exhaust was wither 2 inch inner or outer diameter. i would assume the y pipe would be the same. id grab the 2 incher and give it a shot
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So when I removed my transmission a while ago I had to cut the Y pipe (like the retard I am) in order to get it out as I couldn't get the bolts from the exhaust manifold to come lose. I had no air tools at this time. Now it leaks pretty bad as I used some cheap clamps to put it back together. I want to use a band style clamp so I can get a better seal. If that doesn't work I'll have to pull it all off and weld it but I don't want to go through all that work if it will seal correctly with the band styler clamp. I can only find them in 2" as the smallest, if its smaller than that any other ideas?
Haha, You did the exact same thing I did, There was absolutely no way in hell that I was going to be able to unbolt the Y-pipe, so i cut it, and unbolted the drivers side manifold. My exhaust still has a faint ticking noise, not to bad, I've havent got around to getting some exhaust cement, or something similiar, to quiet it down.

Since your up north, you could always get some furnace cement to seal it up, I cant find it here in fl
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Why not take it to a shop and have them weld it?
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You could almost weld it on the truck. If not you have to deal with trying to unbolt it and make all the other joints leak.

My exhaust just turns to dust when I mess with it.
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I can't get all the way around it if I was to try and weld it. I believe I'm going to get some clamps and some of the cement stuff mentioned before and slap that crap on it and tighten the hell out of it. As long as it doesn't leak I couldn't care less.
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I had to mess with my clamp a bit to get it seal better, first time I took around the block it was leaking horribly, Its pretty good now. you can usually only hear it when you get on it, and its not too bad.
Mines where I can't quite reach the top of it to weld.

I just think with the cement, You'll want a nice thick layer all the way around, that way it wont be able to come off.
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Yeah mine leaks horribly on one side and bit on the other. You don't even have to be on it for it to sound bad.
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