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#1 bikepo

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 03:19 PM

This is my second post regarding this lovley motorcoach. By the way thanks for your help on the first problem...a simple vaccume leak was making the car undrivable...with a little info from you fine folks the suby rocks on. Now that the beast runs ok it is time to quiet it down...it has about twelve leaks from a horrensiously rusted exhaust. I'm not sure how the exhaust should look for this car however. I think the last guy home brewed a cheap system together. There is no cat in the mid pipe...should there be? The idiots at auto zone say so but i try not to trust them. Also the existing y pipe flanges are two hole ones hoever the block has an additional two threaded holes. Are they supposed to be four bolt flanges? Also if I do replace rather than patch the existing front pipes should I get the funky double layered jobs that the car has now? Does the second layer really do anything?

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 06:01 PM

This is my second post regarding this lovley motorcoach. By the way thanks for your help on the first problem...a simple vaccume leak was making the car undrivable...with a little info from you fine folks the suby rocks on. Now that the beast runs ok it is time to quiet it down...it has about twelve leaks from a horrensiously rusted exhaust. I'm not sure how the exhaust should look for this car however. I think the last guy home brewed a cheap system together. There is no cat in the mid pipe...should there be? The idiots at auto zone say so but i try not to trust them. Also the existing y pipe flanges are two hole ones hoever the block has an additional two threaded holes. Are they supposed to be four bolt flanges? Also if I do replace rather than patch the existing front pipes should I get the funky double layered jobs that the car has now? Does the second layer really do anything?

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The "second layer" is probably heat shielding. No real biggie there.

There IS supposed to be a second cat in the mid-pipe. Only two holes are used. If they strip out, you can have a shop cut and rotate the flange 90 degrees and put studs in the un-used holes.

I can tell you right now, that I replaced everything from the Y-pipe back and it cost something like $500 for just the parts. The mid-pipe is $270 or something ridiculous. Most shops won't touch the car if the stock/original cat is not used or if they are not replacing it. Add insult to injury in the fact that most junk yards will not deal with exhaust related parts if they involve the cats...

Are you sure the front pipe is leaking? It might just be the gasket between the Y-pipe and the heads. If the front pipe is not leaking, not sense in replacing that....

#3 moosens

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:11 PM

You CT guys can use my discount at my local dealer.Contact me and I'll save you some big bucks.Art,I hate to tell you now,but I could get those for $170.....sorry bud.

bikepo-feel free to contact me.I've got a heap of stuff you can probably use,cheap.

Like oobnuker said,those other holes are for "reserve".Stop down for a little Subaru education sometime.I have a workshop off of I-95 at exit 40 in Milford,right across from the truck stop.Glad to see another CT member.

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:56 PM

You CT guys can use my discount at my local dealer.Contact me and I'll save you some big bucks.Art,I hate to tell you now,but I could get those for $170.....sorry bud.

bikepo-feel free to contact me.I've got a heap of stuff you can probably use,cheap.

Like oobnuker said,those other holes are for "reserve".Stop down for a little Subaru education sometime.I have a workshop off of I-95 at exit 40 in Milford,right across from the truck stop.Glad to see another CT member.

Cheers,
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Funny thing about buying the exhaust - I was going to register the car for the first time, and I was under the assumption that I would need to get it inspected and therefore need the exhaust replaced as it was all rotted out. Well, the CT DMV and their bastard marriage with whatever vendor was doing their emmissions testing was coming to an end amidst all sorts of corruption and other BS. So I bought all that crap, brought the car back to OEM spec, went to register it - and the lady at the DMV just handed me the plates. No inspection, no exhaust, no emmissions testing - nada.

It took about a month before I had hacked that exhaust to pieces in search of a little more power...

$500 down the drain...at least I didn't pay anyone to do it for me...

Oh well - live and learn.

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 12:20 PM

You CT guys can use my discount at my local dealer.Contact me and I'll save you some big bucks.Art,I hate to tell you now,but I could get those for $170.....sorry bud.


bikepo-feel free to contact me.I've got a heap of stuff you can probably use,cheap.

Like oobnuker said,those other holes are for "reserve".Stop down for a little Subaru education sometime.I have a workshop off of I-95 at exit 40 in Milford,right across from the truck stop.Glad to see another CT member.

Cheers,
Paul

Thanks for the offer. I'll probably take you up on it...give me a week or two to take all the crap apart and assess the problems a little more closely. Do you sell throttle body gasket kits? The boyz at pep boys couldn't produce one for me.

Thanks!
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#6 moosens

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:34 PM

I'm not a store.Just a guy who dabbles in Subarus and has some stuff laying around.Lots of stuff unfortunately. :-\

Email and make a date to get together.




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