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Record for most exhaust leaks ?

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  1. lxoom

    lxoom New Member

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    I have an emissions test coming up soon.... the old escort sprung a few leaks over winter :lol:

    6 seperate leaks to be exact. there was ZERO pressure at the tail pipe, haha

    1- exhaust manifold gasket
    2- flange @ flex pipe
    3- flex pipe
    4- pipe between flex and resonator
    5- pipe beside R.R. strut
    6- Muffler inlet

    So i basically replaced everything, but left a small section of the old pipe.

    And threw in a new Bosch o2 sensor at the same time. (original 91' 20 yr old sensor was in it)

    hopefully she passes, wish me luck
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    Escort92Man New Member

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    wow that's just a few leaks, I bought a 92 EGT last year and same thing, it had NO exhaust leaving the rear of the tail pipe, most of the pipe just fell apart when I tried to remove it!!! the flex pipe looked like a birds nest it was so bad lol, I was glad to get that all replaced with dodge neon 2 1/4 pipe!

    you'll pass if you put a new cat in and got it mostly non leaky, but good luck!
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    silverton FEOA Member

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    Does running open header win as a major exhaust leak?
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    lxoom New Member

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    the cat on it is not original..and i passed 2 years ago so im going to take my chances with it

    silverton - no, but you get style points 8)
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    Escort92Man New Member

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    ROFL you would Dennis! cmon run open header on the truck! that'd sound HECKA BEEFY!

    man now I wanna run open header on the pacesetter and compare loudness :p
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    Jeffescortlx FEOA Member

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    The stock 2nd gen's exhaust loves to break right at the front of the flex joint. I think I've patched up that section about 4 times to 4 different escorts.
  7. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    ^Words cannot describe how loud my Tracer was when that happened to me. Revving beyond 3000rpm caused major ear rapage.

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