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MUFFLER CAN YOU RUN STRAIGHT PIPE GO WITH OUT CONVERTER

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I have done that in the past and it ran a whole lot better by getting rid of catalytic convertor.

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Yes but you will not pass emissions

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Last time. I have Ford focus 2003 sedan dohc 2L. I lost a part from exhaust system. from back to front I see 1. tail pipe 2. rectangular box shaped part? Lunch Box? 3. missing part Muffler?


Starting from the front, coming off the exhaust manifold should have, 1. Exhaust pipe, 2. Catalytic converter, 3. Exhaust pipe, 4. Resonator, 5. Tail pipe. Also, there should be an Oxygen sensor somewhere around the catalytic converter.

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DIY Replace Back Muffler / Resonator with Straight PipeSubject: DIY Replace Back...


DIY Replace Back Muffler / Resonator with Straight PipeSubject: DIY Replace Back Muffler / Resonator with Straight Pipe
Title: Increase Fuel MPG by Replacing Back Muffler

Overview:
When your back muffler fails, and or if you want a bit more gas milage, replacing the back muffler with a straight pipe seems to work fine and increase MPG. This is much cheaper than purchasing a back muffler with DIY or to have a local customer shop install a straight pipe.

Symptoms:
Back muffler failing, onion peeling and / or holes in the back muffler.

Experience Level:
Medium

Tools Needed:
Hack Saw, Ratchets, Wrenches, etc.

Time Needed:
About 1 hour:

Parts Needed:
Pipe parts from local auto store. Exhaust sealers, hangers, pipe tip (stainless)

Procedure:
Remove the back muffler by cutting the pipe before the muffler about 2 inches in front of the muffler. Replace with straight pipe components or have a shop do it. You will need some time to get it 100% right. It took me a couple of tries.

Outcome:
- Money savings in replacement.
- Slightly louder, but not much. Actually a better sound (subjective)
- 1-5 MPG gas savings, especially on open road.

Discussion:
I have done this on a 99 9-5 I4 for about 1 year now and it seems to be working fine. I am getting about 3+ MPG on the open road since this was done. It is an automatic with 140k miles solid 29-30 MPG with regular fuel on the open road. I really do not see the need for the back muffler / resonator at the present time.

I will be doing this on a 2001 V6 wagon soon. The muffler will be failing soon.

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If you have no catalytic converter and replace the muffler with a straight pipe,, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HEAR YOURSELF THINK!!.. I took the converter off mine and it was SOOO loud.(have a Flowmaster dual outlet).. It WAS TOO LOUD.. I put a 28" "glasspack" inline..WHEW.. I can actually hear the radio now!!!

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I took my 1995 Ford Aerostar to have the flexpipe, muffler, and tailpipe replaced. I shopped around, and Budget Muffler in Kent Ohio stated that they would repair the care for $160+tax. When I picked...


You are right. The engine flexes differently, but not less. The designers that put the engine sideways also put the flex pipe in the design, and the shop is just saving money. I'm a mechanical engineer, and I can tell you the stresses on the joints will be higher without the flex pipe. I can't say for sure something will crack, but it is certainly more likely.

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If you are going to run a straight pipe to do away with the converter, I would not do that, as it violates Federal Law. Also, a lot of newer cars have an O2 sensor south of the converter that monitors the converter efficiency, removing the converter may cause the check engine light to come on.

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Where in the engine is the catalytic converter


The catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system and is usually found under the vehicle, and the exhaust will run from the exhaust manifold to a pre-catalytic converter, and then down to the catalytic converter, and then the exhaust will run from the catalytic converter to the exhaust muffler, and then continue out to the end of the tail pipe.
I have provided an image of the catalytic converter to help assist you.




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Sounds more like an ignition misfire. Sometimes also, an exhaust leak in the pipe above the sensor can add enough air to cause the mixture in the pipe to ignite and cause the same problem. The first "weak point" in the exhaust is the muffler which is why it blows it up. Cutting out the cat will not solve this.

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No it doesn't hurt anything but the environment and the smog polices feelings. Power improvements from a free flowing pipe. no additional power going bigger except for more noise which might make you think it is faster

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