Damn only 35K on stock exhaust?
Is warranty going to cover it?
If not look into aftermarket system.
Water comes from condensation in the exhaust system when you shut off the engine.
This is normal depending on where you live.
When you see the water dripping..is your engine running? Water is a by product of combustion..and is quite normal. This is why most exhaust systems rust from the inside out..the water sits in the low areas of your exhaust and begins to form rust..which will spread and eventually cause a hole in the system.
You need to run the vehicle long enough to let the pipe get hot, which stops the production of condensation. When the exhaust is hotter then the inside surface of your exhaust system, you produce condensation. That causes condensation everytime you start up the vehicle, in cold weather, you produce more. If you run the engine long enough, it will empty the water from the low lying areas, which is why you should not just jump into your vehicle in the winter, drive 1 mile and stop it. That will rust out your exhaust quickly. In the summer, you produce less condensation because the pipe and the exhaust stay at a closer temperature which produces less condensation.
On a clean running engine c02 and water are the only things that come out of the exhaust.
Ford puts a hole in the bottom of the rear face of the muffler to let the condensation out. make sure the "rust hole" in your muffler is not the weep hole before having a new muffler put on.
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