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Question carwash and rain with stacks

so i installed my stack and all looks beautiful but im scared to wash it now.
if i wash it and water goes into my stack wont it go into my engine and kill it? and i know if its running in the rain its fine but what if i park and leave it for a while? ive seen some guys put buckets on theirs around town and well it usually doesnt work. but yeah what can i do? or should i even worry?
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i wouldnt worry bout it.... the reason buckets are used ar for tractors where the pipe goes straight to the enine, think about how the bends of the pipes are under the truck

it has to go down the pipe and fill up enought water to fill the entire pipe under the truck and keep filling untill it water level comes up to the turbo..... thats a LOT of water

but when water gets in there, you will spray water and sut over your truck when started. buckets will stop that

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they make covers as well for just that reason too

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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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so i installed my stack and all looks beautiful but im scared to wash it now.
if i wash it and water goes into my stack wont it go into my engine and kill it? and i know if its running in the rain its fine but what if i park and leave it for a while? ive seen some guys put buckets on theirs around town and well it usually doesnt work. but yeah what can i do? or should i even worry?
A coffee can is not a bad idea, neither is drilling a small hole at the lowest portion of your bend for drainage.


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but soot would come out it, make a petc0ck at the lowest portion, drain when necessary

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i have got a drain hole in mine been that way for years. i never cover them and i havent had a problem.


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but soot would come out it, make a petc0ck at the lowest portion, drain when necessary
A negligible amount of anything except for water would come down. I could figure out approximate collection in this pipe based upon diameter, and rain amount but do not feel like doing math.


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yeah unless its a monsoon i doubt much water would ever get in there anyway

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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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neither is drilling a small hole at the lowest portion of your bend for drainage.
Thats what I did

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i have got a drain hole in mine been that way for years. i never cover them and i havent had a problem.
Same here, have never had a problem and there is very little soot anywhere on any of my stainless

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If u drive it everyday then dont worry. If its a weekend truck, then u can do buckets or drill a hole at the lowest point.

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