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 Post subject: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:30 pm 
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Hey guys, have any of you seen this?

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The weld has broken and there is now a hole in the headers. When revving you can see blue flames through the hole, and it backfires a lot, also sounds like crap.

Is this something that will be able to be fixed up and re-welded?

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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:40 pm 
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havok wrote:
Hey guys, have any of you seen this?

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The weld has broken and there is now a hole in the headers. When revving you can see blue flames through the hole, and it backfires a lot, also sounds like crap.

Is this something that will be able to be fixed up and re-welded?

cheers

YES,but may have to remove the plate and oxy weld the holes,but i wonder how thick the pipe is at that point.the thinner it is the harder to weld.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:07 pm 
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Yea it must be pretty thin... Which surprises me... I'm hoping it can be fixed because I don't have the cash to get another set, not that I would want to now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:09 pm 
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buy some exhaust wrap as a temp repair for now? until you come up with a better solution?
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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:12 pm 
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havok wrote:
Yea it must be pretty thin... Which surprises me... I'm hoping it can be fixed because I don't have the cash to get another set, not that I would want to now.

worst case is to split a pipe in half and cover it over,and weld it up.i get mine ceramic coated,no wear and less heat.but expensive

 

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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Johnny C wrote:
buy some exhaust wrap as a temp repair for now? until you come up with a better solution?



Where can I get this? Supercheap? Sprint?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:19 pm 
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sounds awesome.. post a video of it flaming

 

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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:06 am 
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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:07 am 
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go to an exhaust joint iam sure they can spot weld it

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:10 am 
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That happened on the genies on our sierra.... I just whipped out the mig and welded all around the badge after pushing it back level.. it's been months now and all good.
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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:11 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:31 am 
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pm replied.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:35 am 
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before they are fixed put a movie or picture on showing the blue flameness

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:53 am 
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Froudey wrote:
before they are fixed put a movie or picture on showing the blue flameness


Will do...

By the way, how bad is it for the engine running it with the hole? Will the reduced back pressure damage the exhaust valves?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Hole in Pacemakers.
Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:02 pm 
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I had exactly the same thing happen to my pacemakers. Must be a common weakness. Take your car to the local exhaust shop. Mine was welded up for $20 (I had them remove the badge though).

 

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