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Exhaust packing

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:54 pm
by eagle_awd
After 30k on the cans, they have gotten too loud (if there's such a thing) and it's time to re-pack. These cans have a steel wool that's around the perforated core. Looks like it's spot welded to the tube in few spots and it would be difficult to wound a new layer and pack it all back in. Should I go trough trouble of replacing it or just cleaning it with the air gun would suffice. Still looks like it's in a good shape

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Re: Exhaust packing

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:27 pm
by jhalfhide
I wonder if the steel wool is there to dissipate heat and help the baffle packing last longer. In which case, clean the buildup off and crack on.


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Re: Exhaust packing

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:58 pm
by eagle_awd
You're right, I think it's there to protect the packing from blowing out too fast. I read that acrapovic has similar set-up, so will keep it on. Tried to clean it out with some air, but no use so I got some medium thickness stainless wool and wrapped it around. This material is bitch to work with, need some thick gloves to handle.

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Wrapped new packing on top and slowly pressed it in. Packing I got is from Hindle for oval muffler and it fit perfect. If you're getting it somewhere else, here's handy calculator: http://www.textiletechnologies.co.uk/ac ... calculator

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And like new again :) Nice sound and power is back on.
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