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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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New Solo Street Race Exhaust

I got my new exhaust in sounds lovely.
I do have a few concerns though.....
On Solo's part the exhaust tips sit really close to the inside opening for the valence, like mm from the valence...is this normal? I don't think I did something wrong they started more centered before I started driving. Like they both twisted over

On GM's part my shiny tips are already really brown from the gases leaving, after about 200 miles of driving, is this also normal or am i running rich? The stock ones are browned to hell, I thought previous owner never really cleaned them.
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You didn't specify, are you a GXP?

If so, then totally normal to be rich with the direct injection engine

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Yes I am a GXP
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I also wash/detail cars for a living, so not having the shinys be shiny annoys me beyond reasoning....
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Carbon buildup inside the exhaust tips is unfortunately very normal. As is accepting having to clean them frequently.

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In answer to your question, yes....all are normal. Get yourself some S.O.S. pads and scrub the carbon away.... That's what I do on my Solo Street Race Exhaust.

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Yeah...I would run the dealership into the ground with the amount of steel wool I would be using to keep them clean
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If so, then totally normal to be rich with the direct injection engine
ALL modern fuel injected engines will maintain an emissions-ideal 14.7:1 If, for any reason, the car's engine management cannot maintain 14.7:1, it will throw a fault code. (This is a requirement of the Federal OBDII standard.) So, it would be an extreme anomaly to have any conditions where a car would run continuously rich.
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ALL modern fuel injected engines will maintain an emissions-ideal 14.7:1 If, for any reason, the car's engine management cannot maintain 14.7:1, it will throw a fault code. (This is a requirement of the Federal OBDII standard.) So, it would be an extreme anomaly to have any conditions where a car would run continuously rich.
Let me modify my statement. Totally normal for the tailpipes to soot up and maybe even put out a visible puff at startup. Better?

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I'm not saying that the car isn't running right just on my 05 G6 i had shiny tips that never really went brown and this car does that, I did throw a code after 120 miles of driving, P013A, slow response of O2 sensor, cleared that code and hasn't been back on for about 40 miles so far. Sooooo maybe it wont be as bad now that the computer has realized the changed exhaust piping?
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