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Old 06-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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I just got an Invidia G200 Exhaust, and it came with the silencer installed. Anyone ever deal with one of these? I removed this little bolt, and tried removing the silencer and it seemed pretty stuck. Any ideas on how to remove it? =p

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Old 06-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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Last time we removed a silencer from a invidia N1, we shoved the scissor jack handle inside and 2 guys pulled on it to get it out.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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Get a threaded rod and some hardware and build a puller. MacGyver style.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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If you don't want it.. :-)
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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Wow, that hard to remove huh? Okay, I guess I'll have to use a bit of force then!
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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Last time we removed a silencer from a invidia N1, we shoved the scissor jack handle inside and 2 guys pulled on it to get it out.
And my scissor jack handle was never the same again...
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
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You could try some taps with a hammer to loosen it up
then some good biting vice grips and man strength.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #8
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Last time we removed a silencer from a invidia N1, we shoved the scissor jack handle inside and 2 guys pulled on it to get it out.
err... that wasn't an Invidia N1.. that was Kenni's exhaust no? Either way, bent one scissor jack twisty bar thingie and took two people to yank it out
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #9
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Try removing it after the exhaust is hot. Wear gloves.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:25 AM   #10
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Rev the car up and it will pop out.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:56 AM   #11
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Thanks guys for the advice and help. I'll see what I can do... =/
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:17 AM   #12
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Have you tried to spray some THUNDERBOLT/WD-40, and apply some heat? Such as a little torch?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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Have you tried to spray some THUNDERBOLT/WD-40, and apply some heat? Such as a little torch?
No, I haven't tried yet. I've only tried moving it with my hands so far, and no budge. I thought I had perhaps a defective one, but since so many of you guys are saying it's a pain to remove, I know that this is normal lol.

I get that heat expands, but how hot should I get it? I don't know if I feel comfortable with a torch @_@. Could a hair dryer or heat gun work?

Logically, the force of pulling is much harder. The force generated from ramming on the other hand would be sufficient I think. I wish I could just ram something into the pipes from the other side, and knock it out.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #14
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No, I haven't tried yet. I've only tried moving it with my hands so far, and no budge. I thought I had perhaps a defective one, but since so many of you guys are saying it's a pain to remove, I know that this is normal lol.

I get that heat expands, but how hot should I get it? I don't know if I feel comfortable with a torch @_@. Could a hair dryer or heat gun work?

Logically, the force of pulling is much harder. The force generated from ramming on the other hand would be sufficient I think. I wish I could just ram something into the pipes from the other side, and knock it out.
It's just a matter of how seized it is in there. Cheap metal, esp some grades of stainless like to mingle under consistent heat and cooldown.

I've personally see many silencers which took an insane amount of force to come out (not recommended on the car as it would even go so far as to bend your hangers), and some that will never come out again and have been fused inside the exhaust.

Do what LilDragon said, and soak it in some "liquid wrench" or something and yes, you will need to heat the outside like crazy so that it can hopefully spread apart from the inner silencer. Again, do it off the car if you're worried.
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get a long metal pipe into the hole, push the pipe left right up down, ull see the silencer start to wiggle its way out, easiest way ive used, dont bother with soaking it
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Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start

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Plug the "silencer hole" up with a pineapple - rev it and shoot it out?
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Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start

Sorry, I had to.
Select start for 2 player
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get a long metal pipe into the hole, push the pipe left right up down, ull see the silencer start to wiggle its way out, easiest way ive used, dont bother with soaking it
I actually thought about it that, using the force from the torque. Thanks for letting me know that's how you did it. I think I may try this method first.

Thanks so much for everyones input. Can't wait to get the exhaust on. But I got an appointment with aircare, since my car is 2006. Once I pass it, I'll get to the install =D.

Is it actually true that Aircare is no more after 2014? Hoping.
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I actually thought about it that, using the force from the torque. Thanks for letting me know that's how you did it. I think I may try this method first.

Thanks so much for everyones input. Can't wait to get the exhaust on. But I got an appointment with aircare, since my car is 2006. Once I pass it, I'll get to the install =D.

Is it actually true that Aircare is no more after 2014? Hoping.
don't hold your breath
but I too hope it ends in 2014
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #22
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don't hold your breath
but I too hope it ends in 2014
I was @ a Sussex the other day and the guy mentioned that it's already been pushed to 2015..?
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I was @ a Sussex the other day and the guy mentioned that it's already been pushed to 2015..?
Contract is up in 2014. Renewal would happen after that and there would be notice.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #24
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Thank you guys for all the help! The metal bar trick did the job. Took me 5 minutes to knock that silencer out. Man, was it a tight fit, I can't even re-install it even if i wanted to! o_o

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