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Old 02-21-2013, 03:04 PM
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HELP! exhaust still leaking

My new diamond eye 4" straight pipe is still leaking. I put it in last weekend and knew about the leaks, I figured I would drive it for a week or so, come back and make some adjustments and re-tighten everything. I just made the adjustments and installed my new v-clamp on the turbo as I over tightened the last one, but i still have leaks at almost every joint including the turbo/downpipe. I know some will probably tell me to have it welded, but is there anything I might be missing before I get to that point? I am going to be traveling home in about a week and a half (500 mile drive), will it be ok to drive with these leaks? How important are they to get fixed? I have heard about getting carbon monoxide poisoning from exhaust seeping into the cab, is this true?
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:28 PM
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HELP! exhaust still leaking

Also, when im driving and hit the brakes, the engine gets louder within the cab, I feel like that might have to do with the leak at the turbo, but I'm not sure.

Edit: I don't know how bad the leak around the turbo is, I have felt air flowing around it but not sure if it's all coming from the turbo or elsewhere


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If you are not happy with the seal you get after tightening down the U clamps you could always try a stepped band clamp. The only times I've had similar is when the U clamp was the wrong size or I didn't torque it down enough.
Almost sounds like your down pipe is hitting the cab. Mine did similar when applying peddle in reverse, until I readjusted it. Leak at the turbo /dp connection may be related to bad fit due to dp hitting cab.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:24 PM
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HELP! exhaust still leaking

I thought it had enough space, but I can check again. Also, what about driving with it like this?


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Youre probably feeling air off the cooling fan but if you want to test if your DP is leaking at the turbo exhaust flange, fill a spray bottle w soapy water and hit it at the joint. I'd probably do this when its cold to prevent evaporation. The soap will bubble up at the point of the leak.
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