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Old 08-10-2012, 12:55 AM   #161
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i installed the race exhaust on my ZTS with no problem. but im not a car expert so i have a question!! what is the bar lookin thing going into the engine thats right above the exhaust manifold on the duratec engine. i want to get headers for it but will that get in the way?
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #162
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For anyone who's still curious, I have a write up on installing my 02 sensor on my header, and there are a ton of pictures here. May help you get an idea of what the FSwerks header is like. Also, I added a 2nd 02 sensor in the flex pipe, so you can see what that looks like. If you have any questions, PM me.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #163
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i installed the race exhaust on my ZTS with no problem. but im not a car expert so i have a question!! what is the bar lookin thing going into the engine thats right above the exhaust manifold on the duratec engine. i want to get headers for it but will that get in the way?
Pictures? I have a header on my dtec, so I can probably answer that for you.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #164
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i installed the race exhaust on my ZTS with no problem. but im not a car expert so i have a question!! what is the bar lookin thing going into the engine thats right above the exhaust manifold on the duratec engine. i want to get headers for it but will that get in the way?
Sorry replying a month later. I don't frequent this thread. The bar is part of the EGR, exhaust gas recirculation, system. It takes exhaust gas and pumps it into the intake to lower emissions. Huge power robber. A header blocks this flow path so the entire EGR system can be removed. You'll need a tune to disable the CEL this causes.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #165
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So why do you need a tune other than to delete the CEL? Is there any immediate need to have it or could i go for a couple months without it?
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #166
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u can go withought it i didnt have a tune for about 5 months i had cai/header/exhaust but after the tune the car runs 1000 times better
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Leaking header?

How do I know if my header or flex pipe is leaking?
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I've gone a few months without the tune, but I wouldn't recommend it. You'll most likely either run rich or lean, and either one of those are bad if you do it for a long period of time. I just didn't have the money right away.
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How do I know if my header or flex pipe is leaking?
If you have an exhaust leak, you'll probably notice a decrease in power and you'll probably hear some pops from the exhaust. Some places will check it for free.
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wet your hand get under the car and have someone start it ull feel if its leaking
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