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by CapriceX2
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Repair

I pulled the sensor and repaired the wire. My solder job is just ok. It is just above freezing this morning and I didn't bother to put a jacket on to go do this job. I was starting to get a little shaky by the time I was set up to solder. The sensor is back in. I'll go scan it in a bit to make sure ...
by CapriceX2
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Working out the kinks

Got a CEL on the way home from church this morning. I could tell by smell that it had been running rich. But hadn’t looked into it yet. Code was for no response from O2 sensor (B1S1). Logged it and it never moved from 450mV. I had considered an exhaust leak at the manifold flange, sensor failure fro...
by CapriceX2
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Tips

I got a test drive in last night. I’m happy with the idle and WOT, but there is a slight howl at some cruise speeds. Not very loud, but I don’t like it. I’ll work on getting a video put together. I wanted to do twin 3” tips per side, but got lazy and just polished up some heavy wall 2.5” that I had ...
by CapriceX2
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Re: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?

I had a few minutes to work before driving my wife to an appointment. The exhaust is bolted back in and the ribs took care of the buzzing.

When I get home I’ll tighten the manifold bolts again, put on some slash-cut 2.5” tips, and get it back on the ground for a test drive.
by CapriceX2
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Re: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?

I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I like reading this stuff too. I don’t really enjoy documenting it all, but I think it makes the forum a better place. I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to quiet down the chamber, but if I can’t I’m not sure which direction I’ll take. An X pipe is definitely an option. I coul...
by CapriceX2
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Re: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?

While anxiously waiting for the arrival of the welding rod I went out yesterday and bolted the system back up and just supported it with blocks in a couple places. Then I put pressure on the expansion chamber in different areas to try to determine where the noise is coming from. I had expected it to...
by CapriceX2
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Re: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?

Pic of the old next to the new. Pipes are all welded. Starting to stiffen up the expansion chamber. Unfortunately, I’m going to run out of stainless rod. 2 more boxes should be here Tuesday.
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by CapriceX2
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Re: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?

Finished up routing the pipes to the driver side muffler and made the last hanger. Amazing how much better things go the second time around after learning some things. Fired it up with the mufflers in place and it is quieter than I expected. That's a very good thing for me since it will also keep th...
by CapriceX2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Driver side progress

Driver side is coming along. One more 90 will get it connected to the muffler. Then I’ll need to make another hanger similar to the passenger side. If I can get that stuff done tonight, then tomorrow I should be able to pull the whole system out to finish a couple welds and try to stiffen up the exp...
by CapriceX2
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Intake/Exhaust/Fuel tech
Topic: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?
Replies: 52
Views: 2716

Re: Why just fix the leak when you can eliminate the choke points?

I finished up the passenger side hanger bracket above the muffler this afternoon. I'll load a couple photos of some welds that came out looking decent. I'm getting more of these (decent looking welds) as I go, but it is tricky to get the heat just right. I've also got photos of the complete bracket ...