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After Header Problems...

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by ippielb, May 29, 2010.

  1. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member 1000 Posts

    So, after i installed my headers, and got my exhaust done. I've noticed since AFTER i got my exhaust done, my truck idles EXTREMELY low. Low as in almost killing the engine. 400 rpm range. I've fixed my o2 sensor's wiring, so they're all going the proper directions.
  2. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    Have you reset the computer??? Seems that the IAC isnt being opened far enough Or to far since there is more flow and less pressure..
  3. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member 1000 Posts

  4. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member 1000 Posts

    Tried resetting the computer. Didn't do a thing. On to the next fix thing... What is the next thing?
  5. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts

    Is the CEL lit?? Or was it at least before you reset the computer?? Also have you cleaned the IAC or anything along those lines?? Since the IAC can get carbon in it and be stuck further open than needed/ or else be plugged up some and with the increase in outflow you might need a bit more on the inflow...
  6. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member 1000 Posts

    Check engine light was on before i swapper headers. i reset the computer, and cleaned the idle valve, still idles very low. And i just found this out tonight, but when i stomp on it. my exhaust is like it's cold outside, moisture in it. My truck must be running extremely rich for it to pour fuel out the ass end like that.
  7. Farmerdave

    Farmerdave New Member

    I see that it says you removed your Cats did you tune them out? I know some motors will run like **** if you take them off and dont tune them out. They will run as if the choke is on with a carbed motor.
  8. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member 1000 Posts

    Had my cats cut of 5 months prior to putting long tube headers on and it ran fine without them. Just putting the headers on caused it to run sloppy.
  9. vncj96

    vncj96 New Member 1000 Posts

    backpressure issue, how big of pipes did you start with and what did you step up to. If you have too big of diameter the exhaust wont flow as well and this could be the cause for the extra moisture in your exhaust as it is cooling more because it doesnt have the same velocity in the smaller diameter pipe
  10. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member 1000 Posts

    Started with 2.5" pipe, ended with 2.5" pipe.

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