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Old 01-05-2011, 04:50 AM   #1
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Cold Starts

For the pass 2 weeks, My exhaust has not been screaming during cold starts, but my rpm meter is above 1k but quickly goes down. Im a little concerned. Anybody else having this problem?
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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For me, when it's really cold the air pump (which causes the intake & exhaust to be loud at start up) doesn't turn on for some reason. Unsure of the reason...
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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its a normal part of the warm up process...if you don't believe me listen to any of the hundreds of cold start exhaust videos on youtube
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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My exhaust sounds like a pissed off dragon at 6am on a cold winter morning...
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:14 PM   #5
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I leave for work at 6 am and when it's -30 C outside it does this, it's completely normal. It goes to around 1200 RPM and then back down to around 800 once the car is warm. You have nothing to worry about guys.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:50 PM   #6
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just leave the car until it drops down to its 800rpm and your good to go, its just a warm up procedure to circulate oil around the engine and get everything lubricated as it should be ready for driving.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:58 AM   #7
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My exhaust sounds like a pissed off dragon at 6am on a cold winter morning...
Really?

With my Magnaflow & catless DP, it sounds deep.

Sounded 10 times worse with the catless DP & stock cat-back (think "tinny" sounding)
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #8
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I'm not saying it's bad to sound like that...it's just loud as hell and makes me think its pissed I woke it up at 5:30 in the morning. That's the only time I get any significant droning with this exhaust.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:22 AM   #9
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Yeah the cold starts do suck with an exhaust on this car (i.e. loud)

My new setup does sound waaay better than the stock cat-back did though (sounded bad/annoying with the downpipe + stock cat-back). You could hear the exhaust trying to rush out of the tiny system and producing a bad tone
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:58 AM   #10
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I started my car up for the first time since it got really cold, it definitely sounds a little different but once warmed up, goes back to normal. I must admit, I do miss driving this car a ton.. might need some more winter joyrides!
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