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Old 06-28-2003, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i am wondering if my exhaust has been modded. i have the '97 328is, 2 door coupe. from the block back, it has 2 large (didn't measure, but they look at least 2 1/2", possibly 3") stainless pipes from the header, through a set of cats, then, after the cats, they shrink, are black, and go into what looks like the stock muffler, which has dual black, rounded rectangular tips. also, is that an emissions monitoring thingy plugged into the right exhaust tip? looks like a little sending unit, wired into the tip ...

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no clue...but what are rounded rectangular tips?
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lol, yeah, I suck at descriptions ... tip shape looks like this, only dual tips and black

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i am wondering if my exhaust has been modded. i have the '97 328is, 2 door coupe. from the block back, it has 2 large (didn't measure, but they look at least 2 1/2", possibly 3") stainless pipes from the header, through a set of cats, then, after the cats, they shrink, are black, and go into what looks like the stock muffler, which has dual black, rounded rectangular tips. also, is that an emissions monitoring thingy plugged into the right exhaust tip? looks like a little sending unit, wired into the tip ...

Bear with me, I'm learning! This is my first foreign car, and boy is there a lot more engineering put into it!

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that thingy in the right hand pipe should be a vacume operated flap that opens and closes when you boot it, its eigther to reduce noise around town or increase back pressure..... one or the other.
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that makes sense, thanks. there is a flap in the tips right by that connectoin. is that part of it stock? i'm assuming it is.

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hmmm, that means that will have to go ...

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hmmm, that means that will have to go ...

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i had one on my 328i, just remember to block the rubber pipe up, so it doesnt suck up any crap.....
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cool. i was implying that i just need to upgrade the whole system ... but you're saying i can unplug the vacuum thing in the interim? might give that a shot and see what happens ...

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cool. i was implying that i just need to upgrade the whole system ... but you're saying i can unplug the vacuum thing in the interim? might give that a shot and see what happens ...

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the flap works by a vacume..... when you boot it the flap opens.. so if you disconect the pipe it stays shut! i only know as i changed my exhaust for Hamann motor sport.....

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oops. LOL, guess I'll leave that there for now and just wait for an upgrade. Your ride looks sweet by the way, i'll look into that Hamann!

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oops. LOL, guess I'll leave that there for now and just wait for an upgrade. Your ride looks sweet by the way, i'll look into that Hamann!

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it gives off a very deep throaty noise, and pops as you decelerate. it kicks out 97db at 4500rpm......... sounds the dogs danglies....
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sounds like a stock exhaust. if the vaccumm is still attached then thats probably what it is. it creates backpressure at lower RPM's to give the car a little more power, then reopens the right exhaust pipe to give the more disired freeflow.
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