96 cobra

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by collinselectric5, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. DKblue98GT

    DKblue98GT Well-Known Member

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    You don't need a tune. I pulled my cats of last year and it was fine with just the MIL's, just make sure they are plugged in all the way.
     
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    Cool, thankyou

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    I just realized something... I don't have the factory strut tower brace on my cobra lol

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    clear the code, install the defoulers and see if the cel comes back on.
     
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    I'm trying to install these steeda pulleys I have before i attempt the xpipe again but the wp pulley won't come off! I got the 4 bolts out, tried wacking it with a hammer. Won't come off, any tips?[​IMG]

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    pb blaster and gently pry. they can be really tight. clean the area with sandpaper prior to the new pulley and a bit of anti-seize for when the pump goes out.
     
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    I did that, I might try it again or maybe I'll ditch the pulleys for today lol... I decided to try the crankshaft pulley and the bolt is free but the puller isn't freeing it, I'm afraid if I keep cranking it it's gonna damage the bolt threads

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    I also assume I have to back the crank bolt out a little so the pulley has room to come off but when I tighten the puller it turns the bolt too ugh

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    Ummm, I have a problem. Driver side bolt snapped trying to remove the midpipe

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    I got the pulleys on, but both bolts snapped on the driver side header. I put the xpipe on anyway but do I need new bolts welded on to the header? It drives fine but has an obvious exhaust leak

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    long bit and drill it out?
     
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    I'm not even bothering doing it myself, my body is killing me from yesterday. I'm just gonna temporarily patch it up till I can take it to a shop, its looking like I'm just gonna have a shop do the clutch as well. I don't need any more mishaps, I don't have the resources or experience to fix these things on the spot

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    they have to take the mid pipe down anyway, so good time to take car of all of it.
     
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    I'm still not looking forward to paying a shop for the repairs lol... anyway here's a clip of the exhaust with xpipe
    https://youtu.be/qyL9Uu9Q9Rw

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    sounds good!!!
     
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    Thankyou! I love the anger it lets out when I want it to & how quiet it is cruising in 5th gear

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    So with the offroad xpipe installed the smoke coming from the tailpipes is more noticeable, but it's only when the engine is at temperature if I shut it off for a couple minutes then start it back up there's a significant amount of whitish smoke. Cold starts are fine

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    that's because no more cats to burn up the condensation. most likely, the white smoke you see is added condensation which is worse nowadays due to the added ethanol in the gas. the ethanol ups the water content. will also be worse in cooler weather but you will still see it during the summer as well.
     
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    Oh wow, I just got schooled lol... could it also b from my coolant leak also that I have no idea where it's leaking from? I think my driver side head gasket is bad, I have a slight oil leak and it looks like it starts right around the top of the driver side exhaust manifold. Maybe coolant is leaking there too?

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    Thanks for the help too

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