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Old June 7th, 2010, 04:53 PM
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Sputter, cough, die.

So the past couple times I drove the rover it seemed sluggish, but not overly so, just didn't seem to want to really accelerate. Then Friday night for the first couple miles it was running sluggish with occaisional backfires. Eventually it sputtered and wouldn't rev over 2500rpm. I nursed it about 1/4 mile to where I was going and parked it and had it towed to my place. There was a nasty smell like burnt hair coming from under the truck and the tail pipe was glowing red.

My buddy has a jeep CJ-7 and had nearly an identical issue and it turned out to be a clogged cat. I have a "custom" setup where I only run one cat and it has been fine for about 3 years. Just wondering if there were any other opinions before I start replacing exhaust parts.

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Old June 7th, 2010, 05:09 PM
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a clogged cat could do that. Was there a motorboat'n sound as well?
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Old June 7th, 2010, 07:04 PM
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It sounds like the cat, but if the tailpipe was red hot then the cat should have been too. Maybe heat it up and verify where the red starts?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 04:23 PM
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The cat could have been, but I didn't get all the way under to verify. Just wondering if anything else came immediately to mind. I need to redo the exhaust from the headers back anyway. I never liked the way it was done.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:38 PM
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I'd be Shocked (SHOCKED I tell you) if the Midas setup failed. . .

Might check your ignition module, too, though.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:39 AM
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Well it lasted like 3 years, so it was semi-worth it. I need to figure out a new setup. Thinking dual cats, dual muffs and dual pipes.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Side Pipes disguised as sliders maybe?
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Well it lasted like 3 years, so it was semi-worth it. I need to figure out a new setup. Thinking dual cats, dual muffs and dual pipes.


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Old June 11th, 2010, 08:33 PM
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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Really? I would think a nice dual pipe setup would be admired by the D-90 crew.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 11:11 AM
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He might be thinking of the dual exhausts out of the truck bed (vertically)
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Old June 14th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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Like a semi? Hahaha....nice. Not sure how that would work exactly, but I like the concept.

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Bill what was the end result of this problem?
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