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Author Topic: Solo LE5 Cat Converter- Is this normal?  (Read 629 times)

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Offline S.P.

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Solo LE5 Cat Converter- Is this normal?
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:33:07 PM »
Since the beginning of installing the high flow cat, I've been chasing down what sounded like a very persistent exhaust leak under acceleration. Connections were initially sealed with high temp ultra copper. This works fine for exhaust clamps and the cat-to-header connection, but never worked at the cat-to-exhaust connection. So for that area I applied tailpipe and muffler sealer (which is basically a liquid cement). No more leaks at all! Yet, that fluttering noise still persisted.

Having ruled out all of the exhaust connections, I decided to put the stock cat converter back on; no more fluttering noise. Huh. This may be unrelated, but after removing the Solo cat I found what appears to be damage to the center of the coil on the header side. Exhaust looks fine though. Pics:

Solo cat, header side:




Solo cat, exhaust side:



So, I have two questions:
1. Is the fluttering noise under acceleration normal for a Solo cat converter (or any high flow cat in general).

2. Is the damage to the center coil normal? If not, what could possibly have caused it?

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Re: Solo LE5 Cat Converter- Is this normal?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 08:38:55 PM »
I have the same cat and I don't get a fluttering noise. Mine sounds like a louder version of the stock cat with my Solo exhaust.

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Re: Solo LE5 Cat Converter- Is this normal?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 11:31:42 PM »
I've got a Werks cat and have never experienced any type of fluttering noise  :2c:

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Re: Solo LE5 Cat Converter- Is this normal?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 01:35:44 AM »
Thanks all. That answers question number one. I think I'll try another from a different vendor, or use this a good excuse to finally put on a long tube header since it comes with a high flow converter.

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Re: Solo LE5 Cat Converter- Is this normal?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 09:03:02 AM »
Did you contact Solo?  They seem to be very supportive of their products.
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