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SC Exhaust note

Discussion in 'Rover P6 Engine 4 cylinder' started by PNP, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. PNP

    PNP Member

    My Ser 1 SC has the two muffler arrangement. I replaced the rear muffler and tail pipe when I first got the car. Now I've rebuild the engine it still sounds very 'tinny' when accelerating. No manifold leaks or loose damaged heat sheild. I'm confident its the front half of the exhaust system. Wondering if this is common.
    Can I improve it by replacing the front muffler with a resinator.
  2. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    Are you now stainless steel? These can sound not at all nice until you get a good coating of soot in them.
  3. Phil Robson

    Phil Robson Well-Known Member

    I’ve got a similar noise which I put down to a loose baffle or other innards in the rear silencer / muffler.

    It’s the only one in the system so can’t be anything else :)
  4. sdibbers

    sdibbers Well-Known Member

    Isn't there a sheet metal part in the intake manifold that can get loose and cause rattling too?
  5. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    Yes, a tube in the insulator between the carb and the manifold.
  6. PNP

    PNP Member

    Hi Team, Thanks for the suggestions, Not stainless, its an ageing mild steal system. I have previously checked the inlet manifold.

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