My custom exhaust on the MR2 Spyder was in need of some new packing in the Vibrant resonator.  The high exhaust temperatures from the supercharged 2ZZ had melted the fiberglass packing.  I picked up a roll of stainless steel wool and some ceramic packing material.  Unfortunately, the small opening didn’t allow me to get the ceramic fibers in, so I just stuffed it tight with stainless steel.  I got some scrap 16ga steel to make a cover plate and welded it in place.  I need to get a better cutting tool, because I ran through 3 blades on the jig saw cutting the plate.

Stainless steel wool packingNew cover welded in place


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