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  • ADA GSR Pipe Leak

    I have a stock GSR Tsi and just got an ADA GSR Pipe for it. I have riden with the new pipe for two days but today I rode all day. I noticed massive oil leaking between the Pipe manifold and collar and also between the collar and pipe. See pictures. I checked and everything is really tight but the pipe still moves a bit when you pull on it up and down-rotation about the vibration mount. When its running its really moving-nothing like the elliminator 2 pipe which has zero movement. I'm sure that this is not an air tight installation because the pipe just slips into the collar and has some play while in there. The collar and manifold also just loosely slips on. I put a bit more oil in my mix after I got the pipe so there is more oil leakage visible I guess-its all over the place-See Pictures.
    Can you guys suggest what to check or tell me what the problem is with this. Do I need some RTV sealant or something and if so exactly where do I put it? What type of RTV sealant and where to get it?
    thanks

    cgRacer

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    • #3
      The Black tube of High Temp Rtv works GREAT! Put a nice amount of the sealant on the header, then slip the pipe on and let dry. It will fix the leak.
      Ada All the way.

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      • #4
        Seal the Pipe

        I agree with Slim on sealing the pipe. You might also want to be sure you are not using too much oil in your gas. If you do, you will generate an excessive amount of runny unburned oil in the pipe which will run from an unsealed slip joint.

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        • #5
          Okay I got that advice about the RTV sealant from a few other people but just wanted to check with you guys. I did add a bit too much oil this time around. I wanted to put more because of the new pipe setup but must have added way to much. There was mad smoke coming from my exhaust-smelled like burned oil. I'm getting some clean gas and pouring it in the tank to level out the ratio.

          Exactly where online can I get this "Black tube of High Temp Rtv".
          Thanks again!

          cgRacer

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          • #6
            To tell you the truth, an automotive store might be your easiest bet. AutoZone def. carries what you need.
            Ada All the way.

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            • #7
              Heres a pic of what you need. The Ulta black works the best.

              http://www.accessconnect.com/gasket_maker_.htm
              Ada All the way.

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              • #8
                thanks slim!

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                • #9
                  I think that ADA should put a note on the instructions or on their Pipe description that you might need RTV sealant because its not an air tight installation. Or why not include like a little tube of it for one application.
                  just an afterthought...

                  cg

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                  • #10
                    excessive movement ?

                    What about the excessive movement on this pipe? Is that normal? It bops up and down when the engine?

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                    • #11
                      If everything is tight, then its just the rubber gromet flexing, that is a good thing. Too tight of a mounting system will cause pipes to break.
                      Ada All the way.

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                      • #12
                        Actually its rotation where the bolt is that gows trough the rubber gromet. So what I'm saying is it rotates making the end of the pipe go up and down about 1 inch. It bops when the engine is idling...is it suppose to shake like that?
                        I havent really attempted to tighten the screw to stop the rotation and wouldnt want to if you're saying it should move that much normally.

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                        • #13
                          Is there a solvent out there that wil safely remove these burned in oil marks on my ADA pipe?
                          By the way, I sealed it,..much BETTER!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cgRacer
                            Is there a solvent out there that wil safely remove these burned in oil marks on my ADA pipe?
                            By the way, I sealed it,..much BETTER!!!!
                            On my S1 I've used engine degreaser to clean the pipe around the manifold. I don't know if is safe or not, but it works. After I finished cleaning it with the engine degreaser, I sprayed windex over the pipe to make it nice and shinny.
                            GSR40

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