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Old 31st October 2009, 08:37   #1
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Question Silencer modification for monsoon

Hi guys,
During monsoon, it is often a nuisance that sometimes rain water enters silencer when riding through water seeped roads (of atleast Chennai and Mumbai - Not sure about Pune) and thereby killing the engine.
Is it possible to attach a vertical air-tight pipe to the silencer which prevents water from entering? After monsoon is gone, this extra attachment can be removed.
Has someone tried this already? What problem might occur if this extra pipe is added?
Performance? Startup issues? Other technical problems?
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Old 1st November 2009, 15:09   #2
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Man, you are talking on the lines of us Jeepers, when we are getting custom-made air intakes installed.

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water enters silencer when riding through water seeped roads (of atleast Chennai and Mumbai - Not sure about Pune) and thereby killing the engine.
Probably a better idea to not ride through water-logged roads in the first place?

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Is it possible to attach a vertical air-tight pipe to the silencer which prevents water from entering? After monsoon is gone, this extra attachment can be removed.
I don't think its a good idea. Will make the exhaust more restrictive (interrupting the smooth flow of exhaust gases) and could end up burning your pillion riders leg!
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Just to be clear, are you looking to install this device in a car or a bike? I know you've mentioned riding but your user details seem suggest using a 4 wheeler.
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Probably a better idea to not ride through water-logged roads in the first place?
Hi GTO, Sometimes, there won't be any alternate routes available. In Chennai it happens all the time. At those times, I had to rev the engine so that water does not enter silencer. Sometimes the vehicles moving before would slow down / stop for something and I too have to stop - bit difficult you see...

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I don't think its a good idea. Will make the exhaust more restrictive (interrupting the smooth flow of exhaust gases) and could end up burning your pillion riders leg!
Oops - that will be bad. Had this been a situation in China, I'm sure they would have come up with a solution.

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I know you've mentioned riding but your user details seem suggest using a 4 wheeler.
My bad. It should be "driving" and not "riding".
Though the same problem is applicable to two-wheelers too.
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