Just thought I’d ask what experience others have had with an exhaust leak and getting your vehicle to pass inspection. I tend to worry about it every year in MA for my 15+ year old Tundra, but it rarely seems to come up during inspection as an issue even when they’ve heard it over the last couple of years but never said anything. (1/4" hole in pipe next to CAT converter).
Only once has a potential leak come up and that was for a faulty muffler baffle which was recognized by another gas station inspection and passed. I’ve since replaced the muffler and resonator but not the pipes that lead to the CATs.
Guess I’m just concerned when I replace the pipes the least path of resistance for any leak will now be the exhaust manifold which is a $1500-$2000 repair (both sides) and I was last told that it MIGHT be leaking, but that was never confirmed.