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Taff pilot

fabspeed stainless exhaust

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Bit of advice  please  anyone got the  Fabspeed stainless steel supercup performance exhaust as got this used one  off the club and I see this type on design 911 site , just wondered why the difference in some of the design  , ???

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they're totally different... 

 

I wonder if Design 911 have used a picture from something else, a generic photo?

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Looks to me like the one you have might have been modified at some point.  I can't believe that Fabspeed would sent them out with those clamps either side of the flexi.  If that was standard I'd expect them to be welded together?

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ok update on the above , so finally got around to fitting it , I had the exhaust bolt problem . rusted  so I had to get the toys out to remove them and fit new bolts , anyways , the original system is in excellent condition  so no prob there , fitting the fabspeed system was straight forward and Fabspeed themselves were most helpful with some advice even as was not buying a new one , apparently they switched from the flexible sections  a year or so back to a straight  through section , however the rest is exactly the same  , it's a lot lighter than the standard S system and looks fantastic , the quality of construction / welding is outstanding , so on too the sound / noise , well my wife ( Petrol head  with two older petrol head brothers ) who has heard it from the outside thinks it sounds far better much more "Porsche " than standard , yes louder as well but not so much the neighbours will start throwing eggs.  From the inside the cabin is noisier  but not too intrusive , A much deeper growl  when accelerating  .
Very pleased myself , but my wife is yet to give her approval as to the inside sound. 

in the end the price I paid was well worth it considering the new cost of £1500.00  and the fact that the local Porsche OPC wanted £511.36 to remove / replace  the 6 rusted studs on the Cat / main exhaust flange ( a common problem I have since discovered )  which I did myself .
regards
Bryan 

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How did you manage to get rusty flange manifold to exhaust bolts off??? I understand they're a b----rd.

I'm wanting to fit decat headers to my PSE system ..... I want more growl 

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Hi Gazwaz 
I did not do the manifolds , just the system from the manifold cats back , , it was a total bugger to do , there was a lot about it on the net and other forums , but basically it was up on axle stands , back wheels off , there is a plastic cover on the inner wheel arch , remove that , then as the access is so poor I used a dremel tool with flexible drive and a lot of cutting disks to gradually cut the old nuts and studs down to the flange so I could remove the exhaust , took me around 6-8 hours (the local porsche center wanted £511. to do this )  once you have the exhaust system out of the way , you will have a few millimeters of stud left , now grind these down to the flange , and then you need to either hammer them out (mine were spot welded on ) or drill them , I used a air chisel , a few whacks they were gone , i then used stainless steel bolts and nuts with lock washers , also fitted new gaskets .
its doable but you need certain tools to do it , and a garage helps . 
this give you a idea of the work 

 

 

 

 

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Bloody hell taff.. sounds like a lot of graft...

Yeah I seen that video but I honestly thought either he was a crap mechanic or it was an isolated problem..

I'll attempt it when weather warms up a bit... or might just not bother 

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7 hours ago, Gazwaz said:

Bloody hell taff.. sounds like a lot of graft...

Yeah I seen that video but I honestly thought either he was a crap mechanic or it was an isolated problem..

I'll attempt it when weather warms up a bit... or might just not bother 

LOL yes it was a lot of frustrating work and if I was not changing the system I would not have bothered as they may have been rusty but i could not see them faining anytime soon , the  chap who did the service noted them as did the OPC on the free health check I got as a member of the porsche club gb but there was no way on god's green earth I was paying the £500 + the porsche garage wanted or the £250+ the specialist was asking , so it was better for me to buy a few extra tools  and do it myself .

I also was not impressed by the way the chap in the video did it , however to give him his due his other vids are very informative and helpful.
best regards

 

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Yeah taff.. I've looked up those dremmells today with flexi hose attachment..

My bolts are so rusty they just flaked away in my finger tips when I last looked.. not good..

I want to fit decat headers so it's a job I'll have to do...

But not one I'm looking forward to 

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Gazwaz, removing the headers can be even more of a pain than the corroded studs issue.  It's very common for the bolts that attach the headers to snap in the cylinder head.  A pal of mine had 7 of the 12 snap in his 911.  

 

There is a drilling jig called a Stomski Jig which helps with drilling the snapped bolts out but it's very expensive apparently.  I've also heard of people cutting the flange off an old header to use as a drilling jig.  Not a job I would look forward to!

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@Woodhouse  I've heard that having the engine hot when undoing these bolts helps no end to stop bolts shearing.. 

To tell you truth mate the more I hear about it the more I'm thinking not to bother  

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