[urq] exhaust bolts/nuts
Pasqualoni, James E
james.pasqualoni at gs.com
Thu Nov 10 12:41:51 EST 2005
Mine does the same, although curiously it started displaying this behavior
once I tightened the dp flange a few months back, as it was a bit loose.
This tightening caused the exhaust to sit slightly higher aft of the dp...
From: urq-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:urq-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Martin Pajak
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 12:14 PM
To: urq at audifans.com; Renneisen, Eric 475
Subject: Re: [urq] exhaust bolts/nuts
I get exact same thing on my car in the rain.
I do have new dounuts in my system.. however I do not think mine is adjusted
properly.. I will have to loosen and reposition to account for the reaction
during heavy rain.
One of my 4kq used to do that as well..
1982 Audi Ur-quattro (50,000 mi) new project
1985 Audi Ur-quattro (203,000 km) Euro spec. import mit 3B ;o)
1987 Audi 4000s quattro (195,000 km) winter car
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Renneisen, Eric 475" <Eric.Renneisen at CIGNA.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:55:35 -0500
>Brandon Rogers wrote:
>> The exhaust bolts/nuts on DP>cat and cat>center pipe seem to loosen
>> up once it all warms up - ends up rattling at high rpm (most notably
>> on shifts).
>I have problem in the same area. I have the factory test pipe instead
>of a cat. Everything's fine unless I drive through heavy rain. I
>suspect that the RF tire is throwing rainwater onto the exhaust and
>causing it to shift around due to uneven heating/cooling. It opens up
>one of the connections to the test pipe, causing a loud exhaust leak.
>It goes away as soon as I slow down, or if the rain lightens up. I've
>already tightened the bolts as far as I dare. My next thought is to
>replace the donut gaskets, but I'm not confident that'll do it.
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