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91 loyale 4wd non-turbo exhaust tips needed!

Exhaust 91 loyale Non turbo exhaust issues

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#1 plumbermat

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:40 PM

My Soob, which I Purchased 3 months ago, it's exhaust is concerning me. It is a really clean car, I am in LOVE! I just want to prolong the life of her. I I do lite offoading, since it is also my commuter.

This is the problem. It knocks loud when warming up, and when accelerating. When warm, the noise dies down, and is periodic.
I pinpointed the noise when changing the oil, noticing it on the passenger side of the front muffler assembly exiting the motor.
Remedies? Replacement? I am trying to avoid purchasing a catylic converter, but the only parts found online include it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks for reading!

#2 plumbermat

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:01 PM

I would say rattling rather than knocking which I stated earlier.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:55 PM

if its a hole making noise you can weld it up so it wont leak, if its a vibration rattle first check the exhaust mounts and any heat shields on the car.  many times its just a loose bolt or worn mount.  heat shields are notorious for making rattles.  if its the inside of the catalytic converter then its likely the material inside and you need to take the cat out.  you can put in a new one, put in a pipe if you dont have to have it inspected or emissioned, or hollow it out with a broom handle and put it back on.  



#4 plumbermat

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:13 PM

Dang you've done this before! Thanks for the advice, it will be back on stands tomorrow. I have never had a car this fun to dig into and find quirks! My passion is beginning!

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:10 AM

EXHAUST HEADER GASKETS. SOUNDS LIKE KNOCKING, OR EVEN A LAWNMOWER WHEN FAILED. REPLACE THE STUDS ALONG WITH IT.



#6 plumbermat

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

That is excaxtly what my buddy Todd Martin just told me yesterday! Two identical opinions from Soob owners with XP, time to turn some wrenches! Thank you for your time!

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:00 PM

Be very, very careful when playing with those exhaust studs in the head.. I'd undo those first, then the flange bolts back at the 2nd converter, then the one bolt by the trans. This will keep the pressure off the head studs while removing.. They thread right into aluminum and LOVE to eat threads if not careful.

 

You can also look for telltale signs of leaking exhaust (typically black streaking, or white deposits) or even feed a tiny bit of ATF through a vac line and when it burns, it produces a thick white smoke which likes to find it's way out of every hole in the exhaust.

 

Good Luck!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:17 PM

Great thanks! A bit off subject, my buddy was looking at it while it had been parked at a slight incline for about an hour. 10 secs after he left,
with it still running from looking, I left w
my kids in R going steeper up the paved hill,
it bogged and a huge cloud of SMOKE came
out from underneath, not the engine area. I popped it I N, coasted back down the incline quickly, E brake; still running, layed down looked and it was billowing for about 10 more secs, and stopped. The R upward made a ticking sound as well. I popped the hood and spare, checked the tranny stick and it was low. Ran to napa got some Lucas, I hope that's good, filled it bit by bit starting it up in between, it hasn't smoked since then, last Sunday. It scared the crap outta me, she seems fine, I have tested R since, getting it up there, but too scared to test a hill again.





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