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Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:18 pm 
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Ah well raff-46 - As you can see I've already got a car! Don't really want another one :p

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:13 pm 
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I have an EBII and it only has one muffler, but you have a fairmont and maybe that has two. Or maybe you are thinking the cat is a muffler?

If the hole is in the cat or the first muffler then it is enough to be the sole cause of the s**t performance. I once took the exhaust off my 350chev and it ran like a dog with about 30% normal power. Another example, possibly almost exactly the same as yours, my XG (same motor as EBII) just had a big hole in the first muffler and the performance below 4000rpm was about 65%.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:37 pm 
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Well I'm pretty sure my system goes-
Cat
Small Muffler
Large Muffler
Med Muffler

It looks like a fairly recent system so what I was thinking was to replace the damaged muffler with straight pipe - I think its a 2.25 or 2.5 inch system.

If your saying that your EBII had only one muffler then surely I shouldnt have any problems with 2!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:44 pm 
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try adjusting the dizzy

I did this on mine just a little twist and the differnce is massive....now it can actually spin the wheels on dirt

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:33 am 
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fowlerj wrote:
Well I'm pretty sure my system goes-
Cat
Small Muffler
Large Muffler
Med Muffler

wow

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It looks like a fairly recent system so what I was thinking was to replace the damaged muffler with straight pipe - I think its a 2.25 or 2.5 inch system.

sounds sensible but i don't know

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If your saying that your EBII had only one muffler then surely I shouldnt have any problems with 2!

In terms of losing power a large hole of course basically negates any mufflers fitted after it. I strongly recommend forgeting about the power/running situation until you've fixed the hole, it really makes a whacking big difference.

Because i live in a semi-remote area etc i decided to make a temporary repair to mine till i get it fixed properly (i am probably going straight pipe too). I cut a piece of sheet steel to size then put three beads of silicone around it, then clamped it on and drilled and riveted. I don't know how long the silicone will last but it's doing fine so far.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:17 pm 
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Yeah - I mean to be honest I didnt think much of the power before the damage...but I have put some injector cleaner in the fuel and I think that may have helped a bit with the situation!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:17 pm 
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Yeah - I mean to be honest I didnt think much of the power before the damage...but I have put some injector cleaner in the fuel and I think that may have helped a bit with the situation!

 

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Cold Air Intake | Sequential Scoop | Pacemaker 4480 & 2.5" Exhaust

1976 XB Falcon 500 Wagon
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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Heres a little bump/update...

An NRMA bloke just happened to behind my car when I started it and he straight away pointed out there was something wrong with my centre muffler! He walked under the car (on jacks :P) and gave the muffler a hit and said it was stuffed! Everthing inside loose and floating around!

He asked if I;d been experiencing a lack of power and higher fuel consumption.....hmmm wow thats exactly what I've been experiencing!

Booked in on Monday at MIDAS and for $150 I'll get a new section there!

 

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