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Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:34 pm 
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Hey, so a month or two ago i was driving my EA Wagon from hobart to Launny and started to notice a huge loss in power, black smoke blowing from exhaust and then the Cat converter literally blew out leaving a gaping hole in it :? scared the s**t outta me.

It had also been eating through heaps of water previously.

So i got it towed and it starts now (sounds like a supercar :), havn't fitted new exhaust).

Just wondering what the hell could have caused this?

Could i have blown a head?

Havn't had the cash to take her in to the mech yet, any input would be great!

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Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:43 pm 
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How old was the cat in the car? maybe it was that blocked it just stopped airflow through it? Did it destroy the whole exhaust system?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:07 pm 
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Sounds like a blockage in the exhaust system. Take a look at your oil - if it's milky, then you've got a blown head gasket!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm 
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The cat hasn't been changed at all as far as i know. Yeah thats what i thought maybe it just got blocked. I will check for milky oil haha, hope the gasket didn't blow.

Oh well its a good excuse to put a 2 1/2 " straight through on it anyway :P
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Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Nah it was only the cat that blew, it looks like someone but a grenade in it haha, i will get some pics soon.
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Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:38 pm 
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Mine was leaking so I got another one from the wreckers.
New ones cost a bomb.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:10 am 
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Did you check your exhaust pipe for lemons or apples cramed in there? lol seen that done a few times :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:04 pm 
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kstevo wrote:
Did you check your exhaust pipe for lemons or apples cramed in there? lol seen that done a few times :roll:

Someone must have shoved some apples a fair way up his exhaust system :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:46 pm 
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hey selleys space invader and a garden hose does wonders to a straight thru muffer system lol

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:18 pm 
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was probably completely blocked and the pressure buildup blasted a hole out where there was a rust spot?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:40 pm 
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hahahah don't really feel like doing a bush mechanic job on it, going to put a 2.5 " straight through next week
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:42 pm 
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hahahah don't really feel like doing a bush mechanic job on it, going to put a 2.5 " straight through next week

Get some pacemakers 4480 while your at it ;)

 

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