Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Riverside County
[QUOTE=SoCal2V;2955434]There is one gasket, a flat metal oval shaped one that goes on the passenger side manifold between the manifold and midpipe. Did you reuse it? It has clips that hold it on to the manifold studs, so it it possible that when you removed the factory pipe it just stayed in place and went unnoticed. If you are getting an exhaust smell at 70 then it is probably leaking from there. Autozone sells new ones for about $6.
My exhaust is fairly loud (o/r x with LM2 catback), and I am very vigilant in keeping an eye out for cops. When one is around I keep my shifts low, and should I get pulled over I shut the engine off so they don't smell it. Had this pipe on for about 4 years, no issues from the cops about it; I catch them looking over to notice me, but that's as far as it goes. Keep your factory pipe around for bi-annual smog testing.[/Q
Nope I missed that gasket and that definitely explains my smell. I'll pick one up asap, there was a part of me deep down inside that was starting to regret the new mid-pipe but now I feel better. Thanks for the info. And thats good to know about the cops,, im usually pretty good as well about watching out, I'll be extra careful now though. Thats a good run you got using that midpipe, I'll find some wood to knock on for you, hopefully I can make it there myself. Thanks again for the info!!!!!