Anyone use this type of exhaust pipe coupler/clamp? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 01-22-2013, 04:59 AM   #11
Focus Fanatic
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96610
Location: Fort Worth, TX
What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

Posts: 5,835
Points 3,368, Level 36
Points: 3,368, Level: 36 Points: 3,368, Level: 36 Points: 3,368, Level: 36
Level Up 12% Completed
Level up: 12% Level up: 12% Level up: 12%
Forum Activity 49%
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
FF Reputation: 27 amc49 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Manufacturers often say nothing else needed, so what? Many times they are also full of crap I've found. I don't hesitate to work around their instruction if I see the need.

Antisieze virtually has no more body than that drop of oil, it will also leak no more. Haven't seen one do it yet. It is designed to squeeze out to not make a buffer. If the connection slips then crap connector as I have already alluded to by looking at the design. You yourself say good luck trying to pull pipe out of one so it shouldn't be a problem.

I've got 3 universal stainless cats installed in steel tube exhaust pipe with antisieze and no trouble. Tube in a tube installation, no flanges. Never retightened them once, been running for years. Not manifold type but undercar cats where entire exhaust pipe weight hangs on them along with front/rear engine movement since no flexjoint used in system.

I used to build heat exchangers 6 inches long up to 40 foot long for battleships and nuclear reactors using 100% stainless construction so I kinda know what it will do and not do.........there were specific steps to take coating sealing joints there if carbon steel used instead of stainless to connect pipes up to the stainless unit.

The corrosion of steel onto the stainless will still have a tendency to stick it after years of service. I've seen stainless to regular steel connections that were stuck together almost as bad as steel to steel to where some destruction of parts had to occur to separate them. The steel almost welds itself to the stainless.........

Now if you commonly take the joint apart, fine. But if you put it together with years in mind before it comes back apart? What you'll find is that even with antisieze on it there can be trouble getting it apart. It DOES lower the effort to do so though, where it shines best. Since starting to use it, I've never had to destroy or deform an antisiezed connection to disassemble it, and that's the way I like it. I use it on all exhaust pipe work and have never had any trouble with any loosening parts ever. Nuts and bolts come loose easy too even if they look totally corroded, they don't break their studs. Nice.
amc49 is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 AM.

Copyright 2002-2014 All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat