Muffler Clamps/Popping

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by lonewatie, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. lonewatie

    lonewatie Member

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    Installed Rush Slipons/1.75in baffles on my fat bob, stock A/C, and XIEDs. The upper muffler is leaking a little air and I can't tighten it down anymore, by the way I installed new clamps. Anyone got any suggestions on getting rid of the air leak? I'm getting some slight decel/throttle backoff popping and want to rule out the air leak before I go digging any deeper. Thanks.



    Watie
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Are the mufflers on the pipe as far as they can go?
     
  3. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    What about the clamps. They need to be as close to the end as poosible so they can better compress the slit.
     
  4. lonewatie

    lonewatie Member

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    Glider - yes they are on as far as they can go
    Dangerdan - the clamps are flush with the ends of the slipons
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I have a 95 flhtc and the HD book recommends that the TORCA clamps be torqued to 45 - 60 Ft LB. Did you torque them to spec?

    This will require a tear down , check for burrs ,rough edges or anything that might prevent a good seal.

    Other than that I have no idea.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If all else fails, some high temp silicone between the muffler and pipe and reinstall the mufflers again.