06 exhaust leak - Subaru WRX Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 08-23-2006, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
drex 10983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 89
drex 10983 is an unknown
Send a message via Yahoo to drex 10983
06 exhaust leak

heres a dumb question......just got installed greddy sp2 cat back and helix downpipe(no cell)knock. how do i know if theres a leak in my exhaust? I sorta smell fumes with my windows rolled down, and is kinda loud(heard sp2 isnt supposed to be that loud). If not when i get the ap will it even be louder??
drex 10983 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-24-2006, 12:03 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
pearl_boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 258
pearl_boxer is more helpful than not
Just my imput, but usually when you get a new exhaust you smell fumes for a few miles. I had a custom 3" mandrel bent exhaust on my 94 Talon and it smelled for a few days of driving. For one, the gaskets will heat up and cause some of the smell, and the main smell will come from the special oil on the pipe that companies will use to keep the pipe from stress cracking while they mandrel bend it.

As far as leaks, get someone to peak there head under while you rev it. It will give you an idea of a possible leak, and where it might be coming from.

The loudness. Sorry dude, I havent done enough research on that exhaust to give my input.

Hope this helps man
pearl_boxer is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-24-2006, 09:34 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
9d2TSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,171
Images: 5
9d2TSi is more helpful than not
Send a message via AIM to 9d2TSi Send a message via MSN to 9d2TSi
Look around all of the joints where the exhaust parts meet. If you see carbon build-up you have a leak. If you're fully cat-less, you're going to have more odor due to the lack of them.

My car is well, it's like 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag...

<------ Click to see what I'm workin' with. ;)
9d2TSi is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 08-28-2006, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
drex 10983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 89
drex 10983 is an unknown
Send a message via Yahoo to drex 10983
I understand. thanks for the info. well running this setup for about a week now but have decided its way too loud for me. any other options you guys suggest while not taking away from performance???
drex 10983 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-28-2006, 09:42 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
Kjott21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 763
Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful Kjott21 is known to be trustworthy and helpful
Garage
I like the GReddy Evo2 exhuast. It sounds nice but not too much louder than stock.

My name is Ken and I am a HP Junkie.
Kjott21 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-28-2006, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
drex 10983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 89
drex 10983 is an unknown
Send a message via Yahoo to drex 10983
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kjott21
I like the GReddy Evo2 exhuast. It sounds nice but not too much louder than stock.
that is until you add in the catless downpipe. ok, ok, funny story. I just got pulled over tonight by a cop(sherrif) maybe upper 20s lowerer 30s. I wasnt speeding but i know he pulled me over for the noise because i opened it up a little. He then told me that he pulled me over because in NY state it is illegal to modify you exhaust because eventhough it may pass emissions(which it doesnt), it is illegal to modify your exhaust because it changes the sound of the factory one. The thing is is that he didnt right me a ticket because he said that my ride sounds awesome. Ha!

still a little loud for me though
drex 10983 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-29-2006, 10:32 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
WRX_JUNKI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 630
Images: 5
WRX_JUNKI is an unknown
Send a message via AIM to WRX_JUNKI
Sell me your SP2~! I think that it is one of the quieter exhausts out there. I've been searching for a SP2 and GReddy EVO2.

Keith
WRX_JUNKI is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 08-29-2006, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
drex 10983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 89
drex 10983 is an unknown
Send a message via Yahoo to drex 10983
Ill sell it to you whaen my friend gives me his sti catback, I traded him for my stck oem one. You might know him, his name is Lateef, a subaru mech from Rockland. I believe hes SQC.
drex 10983 is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On