Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Re: Excessive moisture in exhaust?
Yup, normal, usually under normal "driving" conditions, the system heats up to operating temperatures and not as much water comes through the system. You can often see drips from tailpipes when vehicles are stopped for a light. Sounds like you were running your system a little "colder" and stationary, so you saw more water than you would normally notice.
Now, the small hole in your muffler was not immediatley caused by this, sounds like the muffler is reaching the end of its useful life. Of course, short frequent trips, lots of short runs with your engine, will produce more moisture and leave it in the exhaust system after shutdown. If this moisture doesn't get "burned off" by normal operating temperatures, rust can shorten the life of your system.
Commuters usually have systems that last a long time because of the daily fully reached operating temperatures.
traded my 2006 Chev Colorado Z71 4x4
black extended cab 3.5 L
MagnaFlow Single Side Stainless Cat-Back
GM Performance CAI
Xenon Gas White headlights
Spyder tailights and smoked third brake light