• Sign Up! To view all forums and unlock additional cool features

    Welcome to the #1 Explorer ST Forum and Explorer ST community dedicated to Explorer ST owners and enthusiasts. Register for an account, it's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the Explorer ST Forum today!

Downpipe Question about Exhaust Fumes

Messages
235
Reactions
106
Points
27
Location
New Orleans
#1
So I had the SPD Downpipes installed locally. Ever since the install, when I get on the gas pretty hard, I smell exhaust fumes. Anyone experience anything similar?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

Messages
128
Reactions
64
Points
27
Location
San Diego
Vehicle
2022 Ford Explorer ST
#2
Maybe a gasket issue?
 

OP
S
Messages
235
Reactions
106
Points
27
Location
New Orleans
Thread Starter #3
Maybe a gasket issue?
I brought it to an exhaust shop but don’t think they looked at the downpipe flanges

If it is the gaskets, do the downpipes have to be pulled complex to change them? Or can they be loosened and replaced?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

Cdubya

Active Member
Messages
920
Reactions
438
Points
182
Location
NE Ohio
#4
I brought it to an exhaust shop but don’t think they looked at the downpipe flanges

If it is the gaskets, do the downpipes have to be pulled complex to change them? Or can they be loosened and replaced?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Unfortunately it requires redoing the install. If you have a newer vehicle, maybe the gaskets can be reused but I think it's always best to buy new gaskets. The other thing to consider is what is the rest of the catback? Do you have the POS OE midpipes? Those flex sections could fail like it did to me
 

OP
S
Messages
235
Reactions
106
Points
27
Location
New Orleans
Thread Starter #5
I’m have the lethal Midpipes so hopefully I’m good there


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

UNBROKEN

3000 Post Club
Messages
3,027
Reactions
3,589
Points
352
Location
Houston, TX, USA
#6
You can unbolt the flanges and slide new gaskets in. You don’t have to redo the whole thing.
 



Top