View Full Version : Got my exhaust today!!!! :)
09-11-2001, 01:06 AM
Ok, went today and had exhaust installed. I installed the 70 series FlowMaster #53071 and a flow free tail pipe (I guess thats what they are called) and a chrome tipe 3" slip and 3.5" open at tip. At first they removed the second cat. and my wife drove it home, she said it is a little loud, but if you like it fine. Well I didn't, so I went back and had them install the second cat (I keep it just in case) and it sounds pretty good now. Looks good too. I also stayed with a 3" pipe as that was stock. I looked at the second cat. convert. and it was plugged about 5% nothing black, it was silver with like little seeds I guess. Otherwise looked good. Didn't see the front one. Just thought I would share. The new muffler was the same length as the old one(22" long). The muffler guy said it looked like it was all stock. Pretty good for stock I guess...
09-13-2001, 09:26 PM
Has anyone else noticed this. It smelled like the new exhaust was burning off the coating or something. The muffler guy said that there is a coating it is burning off, its ok. Since the first day and 50 miles later, about 90% of its gone. It doesn't smell like exhaust, like something is burning. I went with the cat back/muffler/tail pipe (aluminized pipe) is this why?
09-13-2001, 11:03 PM
Your exhaust guy was right. The new exhaust does have a coating on it. It probably looks like your engine is burning oil when the exhaust gets hot. This will go away after a few miles. No trouble. All aluminized pipe I have seen installed or installed myself has smoked when warmed up but went away after a while.
09-14-2001, 02:21 AM
About 90% of it is gone. I only have about 50 miles on it, that might be why. I noticed a little pick-up response while on the highway, nothing around town.
09-15-2001, 09:04 AM
they put oil on aluminized pipe to prevent it from rusting in storage.
I like to clean the pipes and paint them with BBQ paint. Its black and helps prevent rusting and has no problem with the heat...
09-16-2001, 11:10 AM
I did that on my other truck, but it wore off. Yes, the BBQ paint. Tis pipe itsn't supposed to rusts so...
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