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06-21-2005 08:34 PM
Silva_Bullet01 maybe a small clicking noise is normal, but nothing too loud, mine was really bad at first and i mean it sounded like and old VW beetle, so i fixed that real quick. now its nice after 3k rpms cuz the exhuast is louder than the leak. just when i start slow or in a parking lot it sounds bad
06-21-2005 08:31 PM
drmike6054 I will probably just go buy a copper gasket this week........but is a clicking noise a normal thing to hear with an obx when acelerating? My current gasket is one of those crappy "cardboard middle" ones.
06-21-2005 08:27 PM
elitekorri you can usually just hear air friction... moreso at higher rpms. turn your car on and rev your engine up by manually opening/closing the throttle body... there should be no mistake it's leaking when it's accelerating... if any other gaskets are leaking, you might hear them while driving... or have a friend help....

thread un-jacked...

woohoo obx! ;)

oh p.s. not much of a jacking since you are stating that your gasket is possibly leaking too, just reassures threader to purchase better gasket
06-21-2005 08:24 PM
Silva_Bullet01 it has a bad sound, like mine i have a bad ticking sound, i took apart the connection and the gasket was broken. no smell that i know unless its a BAD exhaust leak, but more of a sound
06-21-2005 08:14 PM
drmike6054 Talking on exhaust leaks and do u know if yours is leaking? Just by smell, or does it sound different too? Or just performance problems.........I got an OBX and might have the bad gasket but i dont know, only thing that im a little worried about is a louder clicking noise at lower rpms from exhaust which might be normal. Hope Im not jacking the thread. Thanks
06-21-2005 08:13 PM
Silva_Bullet01 well i dont have a checker auto around here ill look at autozone, but the gasket that came with the FS flex crapped out on me :( but i would still like a link to a copper one if anyone can find it
06-21-2005 08:09 PM
elitekorri I got my gasket with a softer metal ring in the center for $0.50 at Checker Auto. I use it after the header, after the flex and after my split section exhaust. 3 x $0.50 = $1.50 & no exhaust leaks. woohoo
06-21-2005 07:45 PM
Silva_Bullet01 OK i linked the gaskets for the header where it bolts onto the engine, anyone know where i can find the gasket that goes inbetween the header and flex. copper prefered.
06-21-2005 07:15 PM
zslaton I know that people that have a great deal of experience with different brands (*cough* Ray *cough*) have warned me that OBX is towards the bottom for headers. Too bad FC feels the need to buy a header from another company and rebadge it.
06-21-2005 03:24 PM
Silva_Bullet01 i disagree, someone just may have found a cheaper but better way to manufacture it. by the way isnt FocusCentral (a name brand) having OBX make thier stuff now? also i havent heard any negative comments about the OBX header yet, except for the gasket.
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