Join Date: Jan 2013
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Operating outback with damaged, partially closed tailpipe
So day 2 of hurricane Sandy, got rear ended, driver of other car took off.
Left and Rear of vehicle sustained damage, did not recognize exaust talepipe was 90% closed from the hit. I know, I know, i feel stupid, but lots of stress, family lost a house, we had no electric, and my mind was somewhere else and wasn't thinking why i had loss of power (acceleration) in vehicle.
So i drove the car for 2 weeks, with the exhaust like this (see photo). Insurance of other party (people were caught), will pay for everything cosmetic and new exhaust - BUT could have caused long term damage to engine running the car on highway 60-70mph over 2 weeks like this? This is my first Subaru, i plan on keeping it another 8 years if i can, i love the car, but what is likelyhood of issues arising down the road?
Thanks for any thoughts or insight you can provide, this is a 2011 Outback 4cyl (premium).