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brendel

Tip to solve PSE exhaust droning noise in 5 minutes

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Hi all,

Being fed up with the droning noise I had between 3 and 4 Krpm I decided to take a look seriously at it

I first thought it was coming from the tailpipes, no no, they sound like an empty tin can but no they are not the cause

I remembered having read about potential break of the exhaust pipes reinforcement ( since there are 2 of them on the PSE), that reinforcement is a thick piece of metal that kind of wrap up the pipes together, I really looked carefully a couple of time before but could not find any issue, when taking away the tailpipes i could see it better and it was clearly broken at 2 places on the 2 sides, this will require welding which I am planing to do

But

To be sure that I am not going to weld for nothing I decided to open the crack and put some silicon ( loctite 5940) to kind of dampen the noise

The good news is that it works and it lasts, silicon will stand high temperatures and will stand time

This is now day and night for me, that droning was just annoying, I am not ashamed to rev in public anymore :D

This quickfix could be a solution for those not wanting to weld and it takes maximum 5 minutes

I am planning to do the welding and will document it in the DIY section

Picture from ebay, the reinforcement can be seen just above the big pipe

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