- Mar 20, 2008
1996 I30 (Maxima) The weld right after the flange on the resonator broke off and rusted. The flange from the cat and the flange from the resonator are rusted together. I can't use the typical soup can method because it won't fit around the flanges. I tried Tiger Tape (an exhaust wrap), but it didn't work. Is there anything string or wire-like I could wrap around it? Twine, some kind of wire, something like that I could use? I don't want to spend too much money because I am dumping the car soon. A new Y-pipe and converter will cost too much, and a universal cat won't work because on this car, the oxygen sensor is mounted right after the cat, and it is an unusual size (not the typical 22mm nut and whatever large thread that is), but a smaller 14mm nut, and the sensor is only 3 wires rather than the typical four. I grabbed this from a YT video to show you what my exhaust looks like. Right now, the green dotted line is where mine broke off. Both the flanges on one side, and the resonator and pipe are on the other side.