Lexx Mid pipe separating from header pipe
Posted October 07, 2013 - 06:26 PM
The shim or whatever you call it is separating. I tried pulling it off but couldn't get it off the header pipe.So I tried to clamp it, but notice it's getting worse. I think I need a pipe wrench. It's stuck on there. When I installed it I used high temp gasket silicone as it stated. Has anybody else had this issue and what's been your solution.
The little dings is me being stupid in trying to hammer it back.
Posted October 08, 2013 - 10:20 AM
My sleeve actually came out all the way on a trail ride, wouldn't have been too uncomfortable if it hadn't been 80+ degrees out.
Edited by GASKICKER, October 08, 2013 - 10:22 AM.
Posted October 08, 2013 - 12:58 PM
There shouldn't be a ~1/4" gap in the sleeve first off. you can tell there is a huge exhaust leak there from the black plume on the header. On my 05 (no adapter ring, just slips over) I seem to have fixed the problem more or less by slitting the mid pipe about an inch back (don't go past the header when installed!) and using a SS hose clamp like I see you have, along with the silicone. i found that just the silicone, even though it was only filling about a .005" gap, would get burnt up and blown out in no time. We'll see how my current design holds up as i haven't had it apart yet, but it seems promising.
Posted October 08, 2013 - 03:09 PM
Posted October 08, 2013 - 04:23 PM
Posted October 09, 2013 - 05:12 PM
Looks to me like you used the wrong adaptor when you installed the Lexx. On my '07 the gap is no where near that big, did you have to pound the adaptor on the header? Your Lexx should have come with 3 adaptor options to mate the header with the mid pipe, try another one.
Posted October 09, 2013 - 05:28 PM
Posted October 09, 2013 - 05:35 PM