Soapy water to find exhaust leak!!?

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TaxiDriver
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Soapy water to find exhaust leak!!?

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Noticed after a long caning that when I get home,take my lid off and ride it into the back garden that the right side can/exhaust is making an uneven popping and thuting noise that I never notice when out and about....
Can't see any cracks or owt so would soapy water [from cold startup] help locate any issues do you all think.......
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Use a bit of thin tubing, such as aquarium tubing. Tape it to a long screwdriver and hold one end to your ear. You can then wave the other end around without burning yourself.
But it'll be the rear downpipe to the collector joint.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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tony.mon wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 3:34 pm Use a bit of thin tubing, such as aquarium tubing. Tape it to a long screwdriver and hold one end to your ear. You can then wave the other end around without burning yourself.
But it'll be the rear downpipe to the collector joint.

lol iv got a mental image of you doing that, that i cant unsee :lol: :lol:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:
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fabiostar wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 7:11 pm
tony.mon wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 3:34 pm Use a bit of thin tubing, such as aquarium tubing. Tape it to a long screwdriver and hold one end to your ear. You can then wave the other end around without burning yourself.
But it'll be the rear downpipe to the collector joint.

lol iv got a mental image of you doing that, that i cant unsee :lol: :lol:
Was he naked in your vision, sitting at a piano?
Luckily, in my vision I'm blind, didn't see a thing. :D

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Re: Soapy water to find exhaust leak!!?

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If I hold the tube end to my ear where do I shove the thick end?
Going to be difficult sat at the piano... 😁
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TaxiDriver wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 11:04 am If I hold the tube end to my ear where do I shove the thick end?
Going to be difficult sat at the piano... 😁
You can shove the the thick end next to your g string?
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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