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You're gonna love this one...

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:15 PM
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Default You're gonna love this one...

I was driving down the road today.. and POP. IMMEDIATELY my car sounds like it is running open headers. It sounds great, but I don't need it everytime I drive. So I pulled off in the mall parking lot, and checked it out... now, I can't quite tell until I get it into the shop tomorrow morning, but if I were to guess, I would say the interlock flex busted, or the TOG Donut gasket between the collector and the cat has been blown.

How do I know it's a leak BEFORE the cat? Stick your head under the hood, it smells like open headers (i.e. BEFORE the after effects of combustion goes through the cat..)

I am going outside to take a video right now, even though the sound will SUCK on my digital camera...

I am going to the shop tomorrow morning..

The Good News? It's still driveable, and I know it isn't THAT big of a deal. (Could Be Worse, like a tranny =)

I'll let you all know the update! =)
 
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:37 PM
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Okay, here's the clip. Audio sucks, but it's just extremely loud. Also, I MEANT AFTER the combustion, not before, and I meant the after combustion fuel smell, (sometimes I get nervous on camera) as before would mean a Head gasket leak, and I checked, it's definitely coming from where I showed the cam...

Enjoy

http://myblownss.com/mediaclips/FUBAR.MOV
 
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:49 PM
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Hi Keegan
You posted "You're gonna love this one..." : (
I don't love `it when there's something wrong
with a Monte Carlo.
I sure hope the repair is minor. Hope it's a inexpensive fix.
I'll be look'in forward to your update on the prob.
I tried to open your vid : ( put my old slow puter, just didn't
want to open it : ). I will try to check out the sounds
when I get to a friends with high speed SuperCharged `puter.
Keegan, Good Luck,
`Space
 
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:41 AM
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WELL, it was the flex coupling. Check out the video. I am MORE than upset with this company for giving me a ****ty part:



http://myblownss.com/mediaclips/WBODYSTOREPART.mov
 
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:58 AM
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The Flex Coupling is the weakest link. My wifes went on her Honda and I put two on my Maxima before having it wrecked by my daughter. They were quite expensive for the Maxima. I hope getting that fixed don't run you into a lot of money!
 
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:18 PM
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also, my flexPLATE is broken on my tranny, and I'm going in to ZZP monday morning to have them install a race ready tranny rated at low 12's continuous. =)
 
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:05 PM
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So, update.. got my ZZPerformance Interlock Flex.. MUCHHHHHH MORE QUALITY PRODUCT THAN THE W BODY STORE ONE... So far they are being ****** at Wbody and refusing to give me credit for more than 25 dollars... but we'll see..

SEE BELOW VIDEO FOR ZZP's FLEX... TOMORROW MORNING AM HEADING IN TO HAVE INSTALLED. =)

http://www.myblownss.com/mediaclips/ZZPFlex.MOV
 
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