In Daytona, exhaust bushing...out!
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Hooked
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:03 pm quote
I'm in So. Daytona for a week or two. I took the Wasp downtown to play an open mic, noticed she was extremely loud. After jamming, when I started her up, I reached underneath and sure enough, there's a puff. Not surprised after the week we just had.
Luckily, I brought 2 with me and I need to change the oil as well.
Here's the point...Going to Harbor Freight in the morning for the pipe expander. Is there a particular size to get?
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:33 am quote
Take one of the bushings with you to Harbor Freight and get an expander that is slightly smaller.

Bill
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:02 am quote
Never needed a pipe expander to get the pipe back on. You may be over tightening the clamp.
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:14 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Never needed a pipe expander to get the pipe back on. You may be over tightening the clamp.
I've never replaced it myself. This will be the first time.
I know lots of folks do it without the pipe tool, but I prefer to use the tools recommended.
For $16, why not?
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:26 am quote
Big Daddy SnakeOiler wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Never needed a pipe expander to get the pipe back on. You may be over tightening the clamp.
I've never replaced it myself. This will be the first time.
I know lots of folks do it without the pipe tool, but I prefer to use the tools recommended.
For $16, why not?
You will find you don't need it I bet But never hurts to have it.
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:46 am quote
There are only two to choose from. You want this one: https://www.harborfreight.com/medium-tail-pipe-expander-63703.html
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:16 am quote
Last two times I removed the exhaust it slipped on just fine without the tool....or a new bushing. Tool is nice to have, but I suspect mine won't get a lot of use outside of my shop.
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:01 am quote
Drive down I-95 to Titusville, exit 220 and I値l give you one.

Bob

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:27 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Never needed a pipe expander to get the pipe back on. You may be over tightening the clamp.
I have changed lots of them. The expander is not necessary but makes it easier to slide the gasket into the pipe.

I usually use large pliers to tighten the tangs back down a bit before slipping it back over the header pipe. It makes sliding the clamp over it easier and seems to make the assembly last longer.

Bill
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:19 pm quote
flordian wrote:
Drive down I-95 to Titusville, exit 220 and I値l give you one.

Bob
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Rocket Man
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:04 pm quote
Big Daddy SnakeOiler wrote:
flordian wrote:
Drive down I-95 to Titusville, exit 220 and I値l give you one.

Bob
How am I only seeing this right now?
Check your in box. Left directions.
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:06 pm quote
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am quote
Turns out I didn't need it anyway. Bushing slipped right in.
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