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Old 05-12-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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Factory tailpipe rotted - locating replacement

2008 Berkshire 390-bh 50.

I guess it must have been the sitting, but my tailpipe (just the last couple feet past the muffler) have rotted, and it's about to fall off.

Is that something I need to get at a Cummins shop, Freightliner shop, or an exhaust shop?
I'm hoping to replace it myself if I can just by the part.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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If its just the piping past the muffler, an exhaust shop that will work on trucks or a truck shop is your best bet. Even without sitting that last bit will rot out over time as it sees the most of the road and weather.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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Here's a bit of info regarding a post I made awhile ago. Pro's and cons of what I ended up doing. To add to it, I put on about another 3000 miles after the last update with no issues to date with regards to regen mode. Got all my components at a truck shop that did exhaust work. All off the shelf stuff, tailpipe cut to length and the chrome tip was custom as it was made from something else. Total cost was about $100 and that was them cutting everything. I installed it all.

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Old 05-17-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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My 2008 did the same thing this winter. The 90 degree bend after the muffler rotted away. I save the tailpiece and a local truck exhaust shop welded the new 90 degree stainless piece to it. Then it was clamped to the muffler. Nice job not very costly ($190.00) and much better clamps that the ones that came with the unit.

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Old 05-19-2014, 10:45 PM   #5
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Got it back together today...$30 for a 90degree elbow at Fisher Auto Parts, $5 for a left over piece of 4" straight pipe from an exhaust shop, and I reused the tip.

Nope, it's not stainless...I was too impatient to get it done, and too cheap! But I did clean it all and paint it with high-temp (1200 degree) paint, mainly to make the tip look nice.

I also took the rotted out heat wrap off the elbow in front of the muffler. I couldn't have been doing much other than rot out that section as well! Thankfully there were t hikes in that section yet, so I think I'm ok.

Thanks for everyone's advice! I'll post pics after I finish the strap.

Oh, and the random length of 4" pipe? It was exactly the right length...I didn't even have to cut it! Sometimes things do work out!
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:07 PM   #6
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Before and After pics

The job is completed, and here are some before and after pictures, in case it helps anyone!
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:19 PM   #7
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Chester,
Nice job! Looks great!!! Hope the paint on the tail piece holds up for you. Had others say that it doesn't. I had mine coated at a place called Jet Hot. They specialize in high temperature coatings and finish didn't last all that long. Hope you have better luck.
But as I said, it looks great.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:55 PM   #8
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Just curious..... How many miles on your rig???
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:56 PM   #9
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It's a 2008 with only 10k. Was kinda frustrated that it was rotted out. It seems to be the heat wrap, and the sitting, that does it in!
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Wow.... My 2008 has 35K on it and pipe appears to be fine....
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