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#1 Racer808

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 01:49 PM

So kind of a dumb question, but the turn down exhaust on our MB's, are they silent tips or just turn downs?  



#2 MWCasper

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 02:22 PM

Turn down only.


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

I can't get out to measure my tips.  Is 3.5" standard on all these boats?  I'm gonna order some STE's.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:05 PM

So I ordered those STE's.  Before I start taking stuff apart, is there anything special to do when removing the existing tips in terms of breaking the adhesive free?  What's the easiest way to get them off?

 

Bakes suggested using #14 wood screws.  Shouldn't I be using stainless steel?    



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:24 PM

So I ordered those STE's.  Before I start taking stuff apart, is there anything special to do when removing the existing tips in terms of breaking the adhesive free?  What's the easiest way to get them off?

 

Bakes suggested using #14 wood screws.  Shouldn't I be using stainless steel?    

Debond marine formula spray to break down the sealant. wire cheese knife to cut through the sealant. plastic razor blade scraper to clean it up. 
They make wood screws out of stainless.
If you're going through all that...may want to consider FAE.


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#6 Racer808

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:43 PM

Debond marine formula spray to break down the sealant. wire cheese knife to cut through the sealant. plastic razor blade scraper to clean it up. 
They make wood screws out of stainless.
If you're going through all that...may want to consider FAE.

I thought about it as I loved FAE on my last boat but it just seems like a PIA on this one with the support brackets & the STE tips are on clearance so it's half the price of FAE.  One nuance in my thought was potential spray from the FAE as well.  



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:55 PM

2x4 on a floor jack under the tip of the old exhaust is how I got mine off!


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

Curious how quiet the STE tips will be compared to the FAE. Make sure you report back with your findings.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:38 PM

Googling these on Bakes. They look just like the factory ones that were coming on the 2013/14 GM engines. Is it the same one?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:57 PM

Curious how quiet the STE tips will be compared to the FAE. Make sure you report back with your findings.

I don't think they'll be in the water at wake or surf speeds and likely won't make much difference (or not as much as FAE).


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

I know the actual STE’s have baffled in them, as opposed to our factory turn downs.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:42 PM

Baffles=restriction


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:37 AM

I don't see how the STE's can be any different than the turn downs that came with the boat.  I poked around last night for various reasons & they seem to have the exact same baffle that the STE's have so I am not ordering.  I love FAE and I don't care about who wants to argue with me on the power issue, but there was a slight powerloss on my Bu after installing it (not enough for me to care & it seemed to be mostly top end) but this boat already struggles when fully ballasted out with being at altitude so I am not going to take a chance losing anymore power even if it's minute.  Engine already feels like it's been pushed too hard & is slowly losing power, hoping replacing the plugs fixes that, can't see what else needs to be replaced, everything is solid.  Mama says I can't get a new boat this year so I am gonna just deal with the noise.  Maybe my next boat will have a bigger engine & FAE & all will be well.

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:38 AM

Some baffles will cause CAT exhaust damage. 3/5 percent back pressure at 3000 rpm is the formula

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:20 AM

Some baffles will cause CAT exhaust damage. 3/5 percent back pressure at 3000 rpm is the formula


Percent or PSI?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

PSI




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