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It signifies that the car is running absolutely correct. Here is the reason why: A gasoline (petrol) molecule is made up as such: C8H18 (or 8 Carbon atoms and 18 Hydrogen atoms) Energy is obtained from the combustion of it by the conversion of a hydrocarbon to carbon dioxide and water. The combustion of octane follows this reaction: 2 C8H18 + 25 O2 → ...


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Does it make the most sense to replace an old car's entire exhaust system all at once? Considering your car is almost 10 years old, having to replace all of the parts in the exhaust system does not sound unreasonable, especially if your locality uses any type of road solvent during the winter months (they didn't in Montana where I'm from originally, ...


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Every gallon of fuel your vehicle burns produces a gallon of water out of the exhaust. If the weather is cold you will see it as steam. If the rear of the exhaust system is still cold even in warm weather it will be for a short time after start-up, you will see the drips. On a hot engine/exhaust you will not see any drips from the tail-pipe. If there are ...


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It has very little to do with the exhaust system and much to do with the mechanics of the engine. All modern muscle cars have aluminium blocks (vs cast iron), round exhaust ports (vs rectangle), and completely different timing set ups than 60s cars have. The firing order makes a big difference because nobody fires 2 in a row on the same side of the engine ...


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With the check engine light on, the car is going to be running a fixed set of parameters from the Engine Control Module. For instance Fuel Pressure will be held at max pressure and timing and spark adjustments (if done electronically) will not retard or advance. One of the reasons this happens is because the Engine Control Module is not recieving all of ...


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You can use a wrap and clamp to seal the hole. Your local parts store should have such a kit. Or the better solution would be to weld it shut, or cut out the section of pipe where the hole is, and weld in a new section of pipe to replace it.


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I think you're looking for something approximately like this, only in the size you actually need: exhaust band clamp


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The first thing to do is too take the EGR out of circuit. A quick and easy way to do this is to cut an old metal oil can(its thin enough for scissors) so you have a piece of the can that will fit between the bolts of the EGR. Tighten the EGR bolts up with the can acting as a gasket. Now try watching the MAF sensor voltage as you rev the engine sharply and ...


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The 2012 XJ6 is fuel injected, so an aftermarket exhaust (Arrows, Leo Vince, Scorpion, Two Brothers, Akrapovic etc) would be easily procured. You may even get good deals on used slip-on exhausts, and you could then re-pack the glass wool (other as applicable) if required. In order to keep the cost down, you could opt for a slip-on exhaust (muffler) instead ...


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Does the white smoke smell sweet like antifreeze? The loss of power plus the white smoke points directly at a bad head gasket. They don't last forever and it sounds like yours just got used up (coincidentally right around the time that you changed the oil). Head gaskets on those VTECs can be replaced in your garage. However, I wouldn't recommend the job ...


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The only cars with turbocharges which do not have air filters are race cars. They do it this way so there is absolutely no restrictions on the intake tract. Race engines are routinely rebuilt as needed, so are not worried about small particulates entering the engine. Normal street driven vehicles will all have air filters on them, and as long as those air ...


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You have two separate issues here. First, you have what I would think is leaking valve seals. When you slow down, there is a great amount of vacuum build up inside the intake track. With leaking valve seals, this will pull oil past them and down into the intake track. This gets pulled into your engine when you speed back up and causes the blue smoke. ...


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The car has not been driving long. As the others have said, the water comes from the combustion of the fuel. When the exhaust system is cold, it cools the exhaust enough that the water can condense. After a while of operation, the exhaust system heats up. The same water vapor is present in the exhaust, but it stays vapor and doesn't drip.


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Looking at the description of the California O2 sensor for your car, the only thing different on it (besides the internals) is the electrical plug. The wrench which you tighten it down with is 7/8", which means the sensor bung should be the same size as well. I don't think there is any real external difference between the California and non-California ...


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We are not going to be able to tell you what you like and don't like in an exhaust note. I may like something, which may sound too raspy or too loud or too (insert here) to you. What you need to do is go to YouTube and do a search for "Mazda RX8 Exhaust Sound" ... in fact if you click the link I provided, it will take you there. Take a listen to the ...


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The solution was to simply drill out the old bolts.


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Give your local motorcycle dealership a call. FMF does make replacement cores and these are very likely available from your local FMF dealer. This mfg part number will help you find what you're looking for: 040261 Confirm on their web page: http://www.fmfracing.com/Products/Accessories/334


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I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, and I was getting OBDII error codes: P2626 Hyundai - HO2S Pumping Current Trim Circuit/Open Bank 1 Sensor 1 .. and later, I also got P2196 Hyundai - HO2S Signal Stuck Rich Bank 1 Sensor 1 My car was sputtering, somewhat intermittently. It would intermittently lose power rather suddenly while accelerating. The egine was also ...


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Soaking in WD-40 or equivalent will help, but the real final measure is first a blowtorch - even a cheap and not-very-powerful one will do - followed by impact wrench. Alternatively, you can buy hydraulic tools but they will probably snap the bolt leaving you with one more problem to solve.



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