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Questions about Exhaust systems, Catalytic Converters and Headers/Manifolds

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Diagnosing a p0420 code for 2005 nissan x-trail 2.5L

I own a 2005 nissan xtrail with a 2.5L engine (QR25DE). I have problems with my vehicle, too much fuel consumption ( 3.8km/L ) My car has a 60Liter tank , my last fuel up gave me 229KM until the ...
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Is it unsafe to remove a heat shield?

My car (2007 Nissan Maxima) has a rattling heat shield. It has been rewelded once and is now rattling again. Would it be unsafe to remove it? Is it absolutely needed? What side effects may I have ...
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What could be causing High HC GPM, CO GPM, prevent the RPM from going over 4000, and creating an odd exhaust sound?

I have a Toyota Camry 94, it failed its emission test today with 2.62 HC GPM(Limit is 1.2) , 56.87 CO GPM (Limit is 15). The car also won't rev over 4000 RPM and acts as if it has a governor on when ...
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A liquid leaking

A liquid (almost sure it's water but I could always be wrong) is dripping out near and/or from my exhaust. I've also heard a weird almost draining kind of sound back there every time I turn the car ...
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Loud engine-related noises after impact to exhaust system: any recommendations to pursue?

1999 Toyota RAV4 took a big hit to the exhaust system (near the rear) yesterday on a logging road. Afterward, there was increased engine noise: I concluded immediately this was an exhaust leak induced ...
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How can I locate the source of this exhaust rattle?

'04 Infiniti G35. Recording of sound I'm hearing. The best example is at 0:39 onward. Heard best with headphones. Firstly: I'm aware I have an exhaust leak. That part, I can hear all the time, ...
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1996 Infiniti g20 fails smog

I am the original owner of this CA car, and have been gradually having higher HC readings on smog checks. It failed in 2016, cleaned out the Air flow components; it passsed, but this increased the NO ...
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My 96 s10 sounds like a jet engine

I have a Chevy S10('96) and when the vehicle is warmed up, it is very loud and doesn't accelerate fast from a stop. It's incredible how loud the engine gets and tries, but it doesn't calm down until ...
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Will dislodging carbon deposits harm the catalytic converter?

If I use an intake valve cleaner that dislodges chunks of carbon from the intake valves or piston head, and they flow through to the exhaust, could they harm the catalytic converter? I'm interested ...
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how long does fiberfix heat wrap last?

I've seen some videos on youtube for using this on exhaust leaks. Some prominent car repair youtubers seem to endorse this too. However some amazon reviews seem to say this wont even last beyond a ...
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Can an exhaust leak cause bad MPG?

One of the connections between the exhaust downpipe and DPF filter is leaking (I guess the gasket may be the problem). Recently the leak got a little bit more obvious, I can hear it when reving the ...
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Is there any scenario where it is benificial to restrict the airflow of your tailpipe?

Preface: There’s a story of someone who had been instructed to stuff a rag into their tailpipe either fully blocking or partially blocking their tailpipe to prevent the vehicle from stalling / ...
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Why Engine oil Leak at bottom of Hero Passion Plus Bike engine?

(Initially i didn't know about the oil limit in passion plus) I accidentally filled 2 Litre engine oil in my Hero Passion Plus Motorcycle, which is more than specified limit (1 Litre). With that ...
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Pipe has come out of the silencer?

I hit a pothole this morning on my way to work. I couldn't swerve it so slowed right down but it still sounded painful! Afterwards the car was making a boy racer type noise, so took it to the garage ...
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Still having blue smoke

I have no idea in car engines. My car is having a blue smoke in the exhaust. The car mechanic suggest to change the piston rings and valve seals. After he replaced it I still get this blue smoke when ...
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Strange sound at end of rev range when push throttle when parked.

I was just wondering what your thoughts are on this sound I’m experiencing with my Jeep? I have a Jeep Commander 5.7 Hemi 2006 with a Magnaflow 49709 cat (newly installed) and a magnaflow 18″ oval ...
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Exhaust leak despite tightening the flange all the way

I replaced the catalytic converter on my 93 Miata with a test pipe. The issue is there is an exhaust leak that I can't seem to fix. I tightened the flange all the way around and it still leaks. It ...
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Will I burn my exhaust valves?

I have a 2015 Honda CBR500R I am thinking of taking my slip on exhaust off (just for sound,THE LOUDER YOU ARE THE SAFER) and putting on a K&N air filter. Will me doing that burn my exhaust valves?
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Why does my car sound like it has no catalytic converter when it hasn't been removed?

Well, my car suddenly started making a sound like if the catalytic converter was removed, which it has not. The noise started when my husband connected the a/c compressor directly to the battery ...
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Advantages of installing a bigger exhaust or two pipe exhaust when upgrading to a bigger engine

I recently installed a 328i engine on my BMW E36 320i. Now I know that E36 328i come with a bigger exhaust with two openings, not sure if they are dual pipes. But the 320i come equipped with a smaller ...
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How to slow down speed of sound of motorcycle exhaust [High to Low Frequency]?

[Will] I have an expensive motorcycle - assume:) with a sound of the exhaust of the high-speed engine. How to slow down wave sound speed of motorcycle exhaust [High to Low Frequency] that will sound ...
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New car - a lot of smoke from exhaust

I got my new car today from the dealership, and while driving home I noticed there is quite a bit of smoke coming of the exhaust, to the point of blocking my rear window visibility. Only happens when ...
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Tailpipe tip color analysis [PHOTO] What is the good tailpipe tip color?

My Nissan Sylphy with a 2L Neo Direction Injection engine was running rich due to 2 faulty injectors (leaking) and I replaced all 4 injectors three months ago. I have put 2000Km during this three ...
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2004 Taurus - Help Identifying the leaking component

I was changing the oil on my 2004 Ford Taurus and I noticed this fairly aggressive leak. Can someone please help me identify this component and identify this leak? Any suggestions on correction?
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White exhaust and smell when accelerating

I just noticed my 92 Grand Am is spitting out a lot of white exhaust and has a gas smell to it. I made it home but engine started sputtering and seemed like car was going into cardiac arrest. Haven't ...
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What is the most durable material for exhaust systems?

What is the most durable, long-life material for exhaust systems? I assume this is probably stainless steel, though even for that there are different grades of the metal. When looking for aftermarket ...
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Diagnosing Exhaust Leaks Upstream of 02 Sensor

I have a 96 Chevy G10 van with a 5.0. For a while I have suspected the vehicle may have had an exhaust leak. However, I also suspected the leak may have been around the manifold, and unfortunately, I ...
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2000 Honda CRV exhaust: keep old oxygen sensors?

I have an old 2000 Honda CRV, where the 18 year old exhaust is on its last legs and in need of a full replacement. The B-pipe bolt mount on the catalytic converter has rusted off, and the cat heat ...
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How to make an exhaust pipe thicker?

Long story short: my exhaust pipe snapped into 2 pieces right next to a flange connecting it to an upstream piece. Since it's too close to the flange, I cut the flange off and inserted a piece of pipe ...
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97 Yukon 5.7 Backfired with smoke inside the car, now idles really badly

I have 1997 GMC Yukon. 5.7 litre. I started it this morning and it sounded like a gunshot. Smoke came into the vehicle and the PCV valve and one other sensor that plugs into the valve cover(s) were ...
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Muffler fell off and engine hesitates/stalls - Why and how?

I have a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. Yesterday I went shopping and when I started my car to go home, the engine had a rough idling and eventually stalled when the transmission was in D. I didn't know ...
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Proper electrical cable disconnect procedure for purge valve?

Attempting to replace a canister purge valve (pictured) Some of the instructions I've read say to disconnect the battery terminals prior to remove the electrical cable and removing the valve. That ...
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Is it possible for me to see oxygen, caused by valve overlap, in the exhaust gases?

Recently I put my car on the 4 gas analyser, and it gave me these results at idle: CO2: 10.64 % CO: 4.98 % O2: 1.94 % HC: 148 ppm Lambda value: 0.93/13.7AFR I have to mention that it concerns ...
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Exhaust system pipe welding

Hi everyone I have an exhaust for a motorcycle which I have to modify. The trouble is pipe which connects to the end can is of a different diameter to the bit it's supposed to connect to on the ...
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Change exhaust on Ford Explorer

I have a 2003 Ford explorer V8 model & was looking at a set of Extractors & twin system for it. I was told it will give me a bit more grunt. But unfortunately they said it can't be done ...
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Fixing an exhaust leak at the O2 threads

I've been getting really horrible gas mileage on my 2003 Nissan Primera, and at inspection they said I seem to have an exhaust leak. So I took off the heat shield and sprayed some soapy water in ...
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What is this yellow powder on my exhaust manifold?

I took off the heat shield from the exhaust manifold on my 2003 Nissan Primera while looking for an exhaust leak, and I noticed this yellowish poweder / dust on it: Any ideas what it is? EDIT ...
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Weird “hair” comming out of my muffler [duplicate]

I recently noticed a burned smell when driving a little bit faster. Today, I found this stuff comming out of my muffler: I cannot imagine that this material should be in the muffler. However, before ...
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Is it feasible to use the exhaust heat to warm the engine block?

I have around 4 miles of city driving to get to work every morning and in the winter my car never reaches operating temperature during my short trip. In fact, I am lucky if I get the engine temp above ...
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Exhaust Pipe Repair - Safety Question

I have a safety question regarding a sheared exhaust pipe repair I performed on my 2002 Toyota Camry. I did the following: -Cut up a steel can and fit it inside the two sheared ends of exhaust pipe. ...
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Mini Cooper 1.6 Diesel Carbon Coming From The Exhaust

I have just recently bought the car and have noticed that the car kicks out black smoke when I am driving, this only happens once or twice, but there is a lot of carbon inside the exhaust and also the ...
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Do I have a Bad Catalytic Converter?

I am stumped to figure out this issue I had with my 2006 Hyundai Tucson with Automatic Transmission and i4 engine. So I am experiencing some feel of power loss, however I got the car not too many ...
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Intermittent Metallic Rattle and Rotational Noise

Vehicle: 2009 Honda Civic LX I don't know much but what I'm hearing sounds like it might just be exhaust rattle. I haven't been able to find anything loose under the vehicle or in the engine ...
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Is a custom-made grate on an exhaust pipe a bad idea?

To prevent would-be vandals from putting rocks or something in my tailpipe, can you foresee any long term effects from having custom-made grates on my exhaust pipes?
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When I slow down at an intersection or lights, my engine light comes in

I have a 2005 PT Cruiser Turbo and with in the last week, when I slow down, and come to a stop, my engine light comes on. Also, when I start my car in the morning, there is a cloud of white exhaust ...
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Can exhaust smell like coolant without it being a blown head gasket?

2005 honda civic ex, my coolant smells like exhaust, and I have been magically losing coolant/overheating the past month. It seems slow though, because it lasted 3 weeks between the last coolant ...
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Is a leaky exhaust system on my motorcycle a problem?

The bike is a 1991 Honda Nighthawk with just over 180,000 miles on it. It's around 230ccs, and carburated. This is my first bike, so I don't have any idea what is typical behavior for a motorcycle. ...
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Motorcycle exhaust can size

How does the length of the exhaust 'can' affect the noise level and engine response of a motorcycle. A number of articles mention how the pipework diameter affects response but I can't find much on ...
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Is it norml for smoke to come out of exhaust?

Hi got out of my car while the engine was still running and noticed smoke kept leaving the exhaust. I wondered of this was normal as I dont see this site with most cars. I also noticed a vacuum ...