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post #1 of 13 Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Pypes Catted x-pipe sleeves?

I installed a dual exhaust with a Pypes catted x-pipe on my '99 V6 this week, but I have leaks at the headers. Turns out I didn't put in the sleeves that are supposed to go there. I bought it used from a guy on 3.8 forums but that was about a year ago and he never included them. I've e-mailed Pypes for the past week with no response from either Tech or Sales Dept.

I was just wondering if there's anywhere else I can buy similar sleeves? If not, I guess calling Pypes on Monday would be my only chance IF they sell them separately?
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Anybody got any ideas on this?
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Idk what to tell you to be honest. I can't get my Mac O/R h to stop leaking at the headers.
From what it seems, aftermarket midpipes do NOT actually bolt up to stock manifolds, atleast without leaking.


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sorry you got an xpipe....now that i've said that

since you bought it used the flanges could be warped...pull the midpipe and run it to an exhuast shop...they put a rubber cone in the end and repound it to a tight circle...at least on my GT that's a good way to fix that issue

also a little exhuast gasket maker does wonders to seal up the flanges when reinstalled
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sorry you got an xpipe....now that i've said that

since you bought it used the flanges could be warped...pull the midpipe and run it to an exhuast shop...they put a rubber cone in the end and repound it to a tight circle...at least on my GT that's a good way to fix that issue

also a little exhuast gasket maker does wonders to seal up the flanges when reinstalled
seems to be my problem. Warped flanges.


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I have the same kit here are a few pictures of what it looked like out of the box.




I think you need the top picture, it also came with TWO gaskets which were cheap in quality and I purchased better from the box auto part store down the road. had a problem with my after market header and egr tubes but not with the mid pipe.

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I actually pulled off the midpipe this morning. Turns out the sleeves were welded in by the previous owner and they look like they seal good. From what I saw, though, it seems the two arms that attach to the headers are actually placed wider than where they should meet the headers. Not sure if I should get it bent to fit or what?
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sorry you got an xpipe....now that i've said that

since you bought it used the flanges could be warped...pull the midpipe and run it to an exhuast shop...they put a rubber cone in the end and repound it to a tight circle...at least on my GT that's a good way to fix that issue

also a little exhuast gasket maker does wonders to seal up the flanges when reinstalled
And I might actually do that. Any way to tell visually if they're warped?

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I have the same kit here are a few pictures of what it looked like out of the box.




I think you need the top picture, it also came with TWO gaskets which were cheap in quality and I purchased better from the box auto part store down the road. had a problem with my after market header and egr tubes but not with the mid pipe.
I have a pair of these PYPES pipes left over from my exhaust install. My car is still california smog legal which means the stock cats could not be removed. I could not use the Pypes cats or the flanged pipes, only the X itself.

If you want a brand new set of flanged pipes, PM me. They are just taking up space in our apartment and I'd love to see them find a use. I still have the Pypes Cats as well if anybody's interested.

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I have a pair of these PYPES pipes left over from my exhaust install. My car is still california smog legal which means the stock cats could not be removed. I could not use the Pypes cats or the flanged pipes, only the X itself.

If you want a brand new set of flanged pipes, PM me. They are just taking up space in our apartment and I'd love to see them find a use. I still have the Pypes Cats as well if anybody's interested.

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I'll let you know, Jetflo. I'm gonna take the pipe to an exhaust shop tomorrow so let's hope they find the problem
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Update: Got it fixed today! Turns out the bolts that they had put in, were too weak. They re-aligned everything today and it fits perfectly! Thanks, MM for the suggestions, though!
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