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Old 08-18-2010, 09:47 AM
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Any info Bigprfed22? Thanks.
 
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:51 AM
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Lol i forgot to, just for you i will travel home and get it during lunch in about 20min

 
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:42 AM
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Don't go out of your way. Just at a time when it's best for you. I really do appreciate this.
 
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:04 AM
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1 3/4 inch looks like


true nammer here.
 
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:13 AM
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A TRUE NAMmer indeed! Thanks for help. Hopefully I can return the favor some day.

Motor On
 
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:20 AM
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One day i will make you an offer you can't refuse
 
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IS this a warranty voiding mod?
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:10 AM
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lol... technically no, but your dealer will be your dealer. Like every other case its up to the SA to make the claim. All the stuff i have and i havent gone in for service yet. i change my own oil every 4k so well see what happens. I will have to unflash it and
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:57 AM
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I wonder if it would make any difference if the dealer installed it? I know its an easy mod, but maybe there's an advantage to having them do it? Same for the discharge pipe. Just an idea...
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Rixter View Post
I wonder if it would make any difference if the dealer installed it? I know its an easy mod, but maybe there's an advantage to having them do it? Same for the discharge pipe. Just an idea...
all depends on the dealer, why waste over 100$ on install then they take an hour to install less if you know what your doing. took me 30 min to do both
 
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Originally Posted by Bigprfed22 View Post
all depends on the dealer, why waste over 100$ on install then they take an hour to install less if you know what your doing. took me 30 min to do both
No it wouldn't be free. I was just thinking from a warranty perspective. If it avoided voiding (that sounds strange) the warranty, it'd be worth the $100.

Did you need a lift to do the discharge pipe?
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BamaCooperS View Post
Actually I'm looking for the OD. I want to try and find a silicone/EDPM cap that I can slide over the noisemaker outlet from the main pipe and then secure with a hose clamp. If the ID is around 1", maybe the OD is around 1-1/4 or so. I would like to find the actual size so that I can get a plug with a real snug fit, then add the clamp. Thanks.
Bama, did you consider the DoS Noisemaker Delete Kit for $30?
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TheMadDane View Post
$1.00 Noisemaker Delete!

This is what I used to plug the hole in the noisemaker opening, 1" PVC cap, it slides in very snug if you put the open end pointed out.



$1 at Home Depot and a decent helping of GOOP Automotive Sealant. Been on for 6 months and I checked it yesterday, its solid as a rock and not going anywhere.

http://www.amazon.com/Charlotte-Pvc-.../dp/B000R9DZ42
I just did the mod on my R56 and it's working well so far... Doesn't really add much bling under the hood, but nothing some black spray paint won't fix. I didn't find the GOOP very necessary if you just tighten the hose clamp well. I'm holding steady at about 15~16 PSI boost. I did notice that if you perform this mod, you will have a nice hole in your firewall... So 10 minutes at home depot led me to this:



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While not totally necessary, it's nice knowing you don't have a gaping hole in you're firewall... Getting this cap adds about $2.50 to the fix, making it $3.50 for a quieter and more efficient ride!
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:56 PM
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So you left the noisemaker in but capped it?
 
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Originally Posted by Rixter View Post
No it wouldn't be free. I was just thinking from a warranty perspective. If it avoided voiding (that sounds strange) the warranty, it'd be worth the $100.

Did you need a lift to do the discharge pipe?

Not at all i just stuck my arm under w a 7mm ratchet wrench.
 
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Rixter View Post
So you left the noisemaker in but capped it?
No...he just capped the ingress tube so no debris would enter the car.
 
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by NAProf View Post
That would be part #16 ?
 
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:48 AM
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yes it would be. I did the same thing. The nice part about capping this is keeping debris from getting into the cabin. It's easier to cap a round hole than an oblong hole presented if you actually removed #16.
 
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Originally Posted by ///Mflossin View Post
yes it would be. I did the same thing. The nice part about capping this is keeping debris from getting into the cabin. It's easier to cap a round hole than an oblong hole presented if you actually removed #16.


it looked like it just went under the wiper trim area, it doesnt actually go "in" to the cabin if im not mistaken
 
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Originally Posted by Bigprfed22 View Post
it looked like it just went under the wiper trim area, it doesnt actually go "in" to the cabin if im not mistaken
Very good possibility...I am unsure exactly how it's configured and routed. Either way...I think it's a good idea to block it off.
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ///Mflossin View Post
Very good possibility...I am unsure exactly how it's configured and routed. Either way...I think it's a good idea to block it off.

Just looked at it, it just goes into the wiper trim.
 
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:46 AM
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Just installed the noisemaker delete from Way. Thanks Way.
I actually looked at the noisemaker pipe from the noisemaker to the inlet pipe and installed the aluminum plug into this pipe. I found that if you take the end loose from the noisemaker, the plug will install into the pipe just before it goes into the noisemaker. There is a rubber abrasion ring on the outside of the pipe which you can slide out of the way to install a hose clamp. Then slide the abrasion ring back as close to the original location as possible. Reinstall the noisemaker so it still looks factory. No open lines and no opening going through the firewall to block. Still looks stock but no noise now. One less thing for the dealership to get upset about.
 
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Just installed the noisemaker delete from Way. Thanks Way.
I actually looked at the noisemaker pipe from the noisemaker to the inlet pipe and installed the aluminum plug into this pipe. I found that if you take the end loose from the noisemaker, the plug will install into the pipe just before it goes into the noisemaker. There is a rubber abrasion ring on the outside of the pipe which you can slide out of the way to install a hose clamp. Then slide the abrasion ring back as close to the original location as possible. Reinstall the noisemaker so it still looks factory. No open lines and no opening going through the firewall to block. Still looks stock but no noise now. One less thing for the dealership to get upset about.
Hey can you post or send me specific instructions on how to do this? I'm a bit of a mechanical newbie. I just received the Way noisemaker delete and it didn't come with instructions...I like your idea of leaving the original noisemaker part itself in, so that the dealer can't find another excuse to not fix something.
 
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Headlands View Post
Hey can you post or send me specific instructions on how to do this? I'm a bit of a mechanical newbie. I just received the Way noisemaker delete and it didn't come with instructions...I like your idea of leaving the original noisemaker part itself in, so that the dealer can't find another excuse to not fix something.
 
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Got it. Thank you so much, Futuremini -- your instructions are thorough and descriptive. I will give it a shot in the morning, and have no doubt that I'll make it through fine.

Thanks again -- you rock!
 

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