How long does it take an exhaust to cool down?

I think I have a minor leak under my car. I was going to check it out but its still really hot under there right now. How long does it take an exhaust to cool down?

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Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on May 18, 2022
It takes an exhaust at least 20 minutes to cool down enough to touch. Of course, if it is a hot day or if your car is overheating, it will take a little longer.
Parts of your exhaust can get up to 1600℉, so it is really good that you are being careful! Wear safety gloves or use a rag to perform your inspection to be on the safe side.
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