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Natty
08-31-2006, 04:22 PM
From idle to about 2500rpm, my car has a noticable loss in torque. Not bad, but noticable. Could a hole or leak anywhere in the exhaust system (not sure where) be causing this? What about a damaged cat?

ZX88
08-31-2006, 04:52 PM
is the car stock or do you have an aftermarket exhaust?

tchenku
08-31-2006, 04:58 PM
a loss in torque can be from anything. if it's a leaky exhaust, you'll definitly hear it! you may just need new spark plugs or something.

Natty
09-01-2006, 08:38 AM
a loss in torque can be from anything. if it's a leaky exhaust, you'll definitly hear it! you may just need new spark plugs or something.
Yeah, a full tune up and oil change is coming up this weekend.

The car is 100% stock.

DJ_Sunrise
09-01-2006, 09:19 AM
a leak in the exhaust shouldnt hurt anything, just sounds like crap. unless u have a turbocharged car, and then u have an exhaust leak before the turbine, like i had :) then ud loose power. haha. woops...