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Old 12-30-2004, 03:42 PM
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Not to stray from the topic too much today but I saw an early 90's 190 (single overhead cam engine) with a straight pipe from the end of the down pipes past the rear bumper. The new pipe was actually a section of a backyard swingset leg. Car had been owned by a local redneck. Unfortunately, the car needed a fuel pump and I was unable to hear it run. The guy said it sounded very rice. He did have the prerequsite fart can at the end. It was actually a pretty neat looking installation - I wish I had had my camera.
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:40 PM
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Is it me or does the tach dip to 0 when you let off the pedal?

What's with the dash warning lights?

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Old 12-30-2004, 06:51 PM
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The tach reads 500 RPM low. I'm low on washer fluid and the front right ABS wire got ripped out of the socket somehow.


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Is it me or does the tach dip to 0 when you let off the pedal?

What's with the dash warning lights?

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Old 12-30-2004, 07:04 PM
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I know what you mean. I went 6 weeks before refilling my washer reservoir.

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Old 12-31-2004, 11:44 AM
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These cars have lights for everything, actually my washer light is on now to. Maybe I should fill it? Why bother the light looks so festive.
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:56 PM
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Hey,
I was doing some work (installing pyrometer, block heater, and boost gauge...DIY links later!) and had to drive my car over to the wash rack at dad's shop. Well it happens that I didn't have any manifolds (intake or exhaust)
I plugged off the turbo oil pressure line and well....here is a video
The definition of no back pressure!

Just thought you guys might enjoy it heh.

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Old 01-25-2006, 05:14 PM
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Dual Exhaust

You guys might like this, or might think Iím crazy, but I put straight pipe on my car. I did it different then I have ever seen. The exhaust is stock form the turbo to the fitting just after the transmission. Then it is straight to the rear differential. Just before the differential I split the pipe with a "Y" and it goes on ether side of the differential and then straight out to the back. I have dual exhaust at the rear. I think it sounds good and looks nice, I put some chrome tips on there and it doesnít look bad at all. It is no where near as loud or as raspy as the guy in the video. It sounds like a big rig... only not so loud. I like the sound. At high RPM while driving all you can here is air moving... I love the turbo sound.

The only part that you might think is bad is the fact that I build the exhaust myself... and I don't have a pipe bender, so I cut and welded wedges to make the bends I needed to have the pipe come out the same on ether side. It may not look great, but I think it looks cool.
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:24 PM
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We put a new exhaust on my friends 87 300SDL.. 2.5" straight pipe from the turbo all the way back. It sounds great and the power comes on quicker and much longer thru the revs.

The sound is ridiculous.. we will probably add a free flowing muffler at some point to tone it down.

This is a quick video of the car..

http://www.crazymatt.org/badbenz.wmv

right click, save-as. 12MB

i like

i dont like how brandons vid sounded.. sounded.. boring .. no offense.. i wish i needed a new exhaust
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:33 PM
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i like

i dont like how brandons vid sounded.. sounded.. boring .. no offense.. i wish i needed a new exhaust
Put 30k on something that isn't boring and you'll find out why straight pipes are not good daily drivers

BTW my car doesn't sound boring. It has very nice sounding low note.

To each his own
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:49 PM
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Exhausts aside,

I suppose what some don't care for in the 60x engines, is the fact that they sound almost gasser-like in the upper-ranges of the engine's revolutions. They really scream bloody murder... And like it.

I remember the sound of the promotional German video of the C111 Gen 3 racing around the track at 200 + mph. That 617 engine was unmistakable.

I suppose the 617 fits the Mercedes best since it sounds like an older, more mature fellow (who's had a few cigs in his time), voicing over the engine speed range.

The 603 sounds like a teenager arguing his piece in a verbal debacle.

This is all, IMHO.

The gasser engines M119 = alto, And M104 = soprano. M103 = alto.

So, 603 = tenor 617 = base.....
And one more......OM603A (350SD/SDL) = Base.
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:52 PM
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I miss my straight pipe

Technically it was a torn conncetion on the banjo part of the header pipe but boy did it sound great. I loved the turbo whine and I miss the extra little bit of low end turbo boost.

I really like how the 603 sounds with the pipe. Nice burnout as well. I can only do those in the rain
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:34 AM
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I don't know I think after 4 hours on the highway at 3,500rpm I'd be pretty sick of a straight pipe. These are 4k pound luxo barges not 5.0 Mustangs.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:16 AM
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Why not just make a flange to point downwards right off the turbo, that way you dont get black marks inside your engine compartment but you have allmost no backpressure and its simple as it gets. And if you want a meaner sound, on the five cyilnder make headers for the exhaust, take two cyilnders and make them shorter than the other three tubes, then join them with an x pipe a few feet down, it will sound incredible, like a subaru.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:31 AM
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give me 2 weeks to 1 month and i will have a video of a 87 300D with a strait pipe and custom air filter (I know it does not help, but it sounds cool)
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:10 AM
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Why not just make a flange to point downwards right off the turbo, that way you dont get black marks inside your engine compartment but you have allmost no backpressure and its simple as it gets.
I ran around like that for awhile....down pipe only. It's even louder than a straight pipe.
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