Hilux exhaust

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 07:39
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Has anyone had any dramas with clearance regarding their exhaust on a 3ltr Turbo Diesel Hilux? I've noticed on mine that a part of it hangs at in front of and about the same level as the transfer case and doesn't have a bash plate to protect it.
Would it pay to have a bash plate made up for it or would I then have to worry about vegetation getting caught and set alight as it gets fairly hot.
Has anyone done anything about it?
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 12:42

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 12:42
G'day Raymond.

I just went out and had a look at mine. I see what you're saying, and agree a bash plate would be handy - but I also agree with your comment about trapped vegetation and fire risk - and I think that is a bigger drama than the potential to smack an exhaust pipe!

So mine will be staying just the way it is (I hope!!) and I'll just be aware that my exhaust is vulnerable at that point.

Enjoy your 'Lux.Cheers, Jim

"Lead, Follow.....or get out of the way!!"
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Follow Up By: Member - Raymond - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 19:38

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 19:38
G'day Jimbo,
I agree with you regarding the risk of fire outweighing the need for a bash plate. I was just wondering if anyone has considered the issue and come up with an alternative.
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Reply By: Goodsy - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:39

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:39
Yes I do have a problem with it. It's even worst when you have a 2.75 inch exhaust fitted. It's lower than the x member. I've hit it heaps and cracked the dump pipe. Ill get more exhaust work done soon to get the crossover pipe as high as possible.
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Follow Up By: BOB - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 15:25

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 15:25
did this make your performance better was it worth the effort?
what sort of fuel economy do you get? i never get better than 13.5l/100 thats unloaded on a trip.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:03

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:03
Had a huge difference in power I'd say 10%. I say 10% because theres a hill close to my house which I could only hold 100kmph before the exhaust was fitted now I can hold 110kmph easy. Exhaust made no difference to fuel comsumption. Still 10-11l/100km's.

13.5L/100km's is not good. I cannot get any worst than 12 and thats crusing at 130kmph.
Do you have the 1KZ-TE engine?
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Follow Up By: BOB - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:41

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:41
2002 td dualcab have afriend with a single cab and his is the same he complains about it all the time to the dealer who tells him its fine i dont think so mine gets its 20000km service on wednesday then off to qld sunday i will let you know how it goes
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Reply By: floyd - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 13:13

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 13:13
I have the same and have had no problem. It has not even got a scratch which is good considering the places that I have taken it. It does drag in deep snow and make a smell when stopping in deep snow. The snow just melts around it anyway. If it starts getting damaged then you could make some kind of guard but I dont reckon it is nessessary.
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