Dob-in to DECC!!!

gorgath

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Irwin
Drive
1997 Legnum RED!!!
Well, the inevitable has happened. Someone has dob-in to DECC about my exhaust being loud and so now I have to rectify it before due date 13/03/09.

DECC needs my car to be tested for emissions and rev the engine to 4125rpm it has to be 90dB which I am dead sure that my RS-R exhaust is way above that limit and got a couple more questions:

Car has EBC installed, should I leave it on or hide it?

What should I do about my R2D2 BOV which was connected to aftermarket IC piping? What needs to be done so it cannot vent?

Also, to my fellow Sydney siders if they have spare OEM muffler/exhaust that I could borrow or buy it? Please let me know.

I am gonna drop by at the exhaust shop tomorrow to get tested on how loud it is.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Thats super uncool man....

Hide the EBC but i'm sure it'd be fine anyway. Put your plumb back BOV back on or if you binned it, just borrow someones as a VTA WILL NOT pass

As for the exhaust, make sure you BOOST it to 4K rpm as the turbo spool will minimise the firing sound making it quieter. I heard your car and it couldn't possibly be more than 90! You should hear my neighbor if you think thats loud! :D

He has one of these and can get away with it -
 

king_panther

Gettin' tanked
Location
New South Wales
First Name
Brad
Drive
2012 VW Caddy 1.6TDI 7-Speed DSG. Still crappy DSG.....
That super sucks Gorgs !!!!

I still love your muffler nonetheless. Can you put a muffler silencer in there or are they smart enough to check for one ?

Is it the RS-R Exmag muffler ? According to www.rhdjapan.com ;

EC5W Legnum 4WD 2500cc (turbo) (8/8~10/7) [96.3dB]
EC5W Legnum 4WD 2500cc (turbo) (10/8~) [93dB]


Hope it all works out mate !!
 

VR-04-TT

1 AYC Bar
Location
NSW
First Name
Paul
Drive
2005 Liberty 3.0R Spec B
Irwin I still have my stock plastic plumb-back BOV if you need to borrow it.
 

gorgath

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Irwin
Drive
1997 Legnum RED!!!
Dawso - Thanks! I might have to hide the gauge and the control unit probably hide it underneath the steering column.

I think I am still runing under 8psi on low boost which is set at the mo so you think turning it down around 6.5 or 7psi is ok?

I have already thrown my old BOV so gotta ask dimi if he still have his.

Brad - I can put a silencer IF I can find one that fits and YES, they are smart enough to check that and if a silencer is fitted, they want to get it fixed weld so it cannot remove again (This is second time that I got caught with loud exhaust LOL)

That is interesting find about the dB of the muffler, you think it is with or without silencer?

Paul - Certainly! I'll give you a call when I found out Dimi if he still got his, thanks!
 

king_panther

Gettin' tanked
Location
New South Wales
First Name
Brad
Drive
2012 VW Caddy 1.6TDI 7-Speed DSG. Still crappy DSG.....
That is interesting find about the dB of the muffler, you think it is with or without silencer?

That'd be without a silencer Gorgs.

That's the muffler I had earmarked to put in my car, & I was going to install something like a pull-release valve that is fixed in the muffler & it's wired to a lever near the driver's seat. You can use the lever to control the loudness of the muffler.
I know the dB readings from rhdjapan are too loud for our laws, hence I was looking that up.

Best of luck man.
 

User Name

Idling at the Lights
Location
ACT
First Name
Tom
Drive
VR4
As for the exhaust, make sure you BOOST it to 4K rpm as the turbo spool will minimise the firing sound making it quieter.

you won't get boost revving the engine in neutral, there is no load to build boost with.

the turbo fins themselves muffle exhaust sound anyway.
 

king_panther

Gettin' tanked
Location
New South Wales
First Name
Brad
Drive
2012 VW Caddy 1.6TDI 7-Speed DSG. Still crappy DSG.....

dimi_108

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Strathfield, New South Wales
First Name
Dimi
Drive
NSX/Magna/M5
Come over tomorrow night and i'll lend you the OEM blow-off valve.

Who the hell complained? God, there are some real nancy's out there.
I mean, your exhaust isn't even that loud - it's just got a slight grumble to it :banghead:
 
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Hay Irwin that sux man. I still have my stock exhaust if wont to borrow it? Only this it was choped into 3 and will need to be welded back together.
 

gorgath

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Irwin
Drive
1997 Legnum RED!!!
Come over tomorrow night and i'll lend you the OEM blow-off valve.

Who the hell complained? God, there are some real nancy's out there.
I mean, your exhaust isn't even that loud - it's just got a slight grumble to it :banghead:

I will bro, i'll buzz you up when I am on my way. Thanks! I wouldn't have a clue who it was, but my guts telling it is one of my neighbour.

um318r said:
Hay Irwin that sux man. I still have my stock exhaust if wont to borrow it? Only this it was choped into 3 and will need to be welded back together.

Chris - That is ok. Thanks! PM sent!
 

Tom

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Tom
Drive
New: 2006 BMW 335i M-Sport | Old: 2000 Galant VR4, MY04 STI WRX, 2009 Audi A4 2.7tdi
Oh dude what the hell, good luck with it man!
 

ygoslo

1 AYC Bar
Location
Victoria
First Name
Tim
Drive
91 Silvia, 97 Galant
Silencer won't pass. You can't have anything removable in there.

If it is just a noise test that you need to do, why worry about the BOV?
 

gorgath

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Irwin
Drive
1997 Legnum RED!!!
Silencer won't pass. You can't have anything removable in there.

If it is just a noise test that you need to do, why worry about the BOV?
Because it will cause more trouble as VTA BOV are purely illegal in NSW, having said that, I don't want to have more troubles since I got done for noise test only.
 

matchtheclown

Time p33nt
Location
nsw
First Name
hugh
Drive
99 VR-4 Type S Man
They put those silencer plugs in bike exhausts and it seems ot be legal, it just reduces the diamter at the exit and is normally held in by a small screw.
 

gorgath

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Irwin
Drive
1997 Legnum RED!!!
So what happened Gorgs ??

Got any updates for us ?
Nothing yet as my car was booked for tomorrow at 12pm. I'll update then after that.

I've been doing some testing revving my engine up to 4300rpm to see if my BOV goes off but it doesn't. So I am thinking I don't have to placed my OEM BOV back but I am still having a second thought.
 
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