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Old 11-25-2007, 02:16 PM
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Sometimes when i have friends driving behind me and i down shift and romp on it i shoot flames out of the tail pipes. I don't have the car tuned but i also don't have any cel's. I have a slight exhaust leak off the passenger manifold. I was throwing lean codes after i did my x-pipe and drove it around for a while thinking it was the leak and it went away after a lil while. Could the car have compensated for the lean code and now the air/fuel is messed up?
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:45 PM
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No one has any idea why my cars shooting 1-2 ft flames on hard downshifts and flooring it without a cel? I guess its obvious that theres unburnt fuel igniting but what should i be looking at to be the fix, just the exhaust leak? And is this dangerous to my mufflers?
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:51 PM
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is the car backfiring when you do it? i've seen it happen before on a couple of cars but they were running rich, not lean......i don't know if it's bad for the car though.....
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:04 PM
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Car feels fine i would have no idea its doing it if it weren't for friends that are behind me telling me it does it.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:31 PM
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The Powerstroke diesels are know to have that "feature." IMHO you are running very rich....
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