So I threw on an SS catback on my LS tonight, I had to cut it to get it in because my lack of proper work area, and I have air leak where I put an adapter and clamps where I cut the piping. Is there a way to re-attach the piping where the cut is so that its not only holding the pipe strongly but also sealing it air tight? besides an adapter and clamps?
Also, i drove it around the block when i finished, which is how i know the pipe is leaking air, and i noticed a smell from my engine bay... The area behind the engine where the cat is was HOT! .... could this be from the air leak and lack of back-pressure? or perhaps bc the catback hadnt been used for a while until now?