In the process of getting a safety sticker, one of the items on the short list was the muffler inlets were pooched. So off comes the muffler.
After a quick look (you know you just have to look) in the inlet
something appeared ...
At first my fear was that my turbo was done. But then I thought hmmm, no smoke, decent power, naw, then the light went on. I had seen this before. All of a sudden I realized what it in fact really meant. So after I welded on new inlets, re-skinned the muffler barrel and welded up the hanger brackets, I was ready to re-install.