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    sounds different?

    My 2000 ws6 sat for a week and driving it today seems to have a different tone and be louder. Has no cats, slp y-pipe, and elt cut-out. This morning I didn't notice it seemed the same, it seem to change while driving this afternoon had the music blasting then something changed turned the music off and that's when I felt it was diff, I could be crazy idk hahah I did close the cut-out and it was real quite all flowing out back so I don't think its a leak anyone hear or have any ideas?
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    I found that when the air temp is cooler the exhaust sounds louder to me then in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    I found that when the air temp is cooler the exhaust sounds louder to me then in the summer.
    Ditto. There are days when I feel my car is louder. I have even had friends/family ask if I've changed my exhaust.


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    The baffles in your muffler may be on the way out.
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    you could have a bad muffler bearing…dealer charges $1,200

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    Quote Originally Posted by godless-phoenix View Post
    you could have a bad muffler bearing…dealer charges $1,200
    I would check the exhaust fluid first then spray some WD40 on the muffler bearing before bringing it to the dealer. It could also be the converter belt, it may be loose.

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    what is a muffler bearing never heard of this, also what would the muffler have to do with it if the cut-out is open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SsRacing View Post
    what is a muffler bearing never heard of this, also what would the muffler have to do with it if the cut-out is open?
    It's a joke there is no such thing as a muffler bearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    It's a joke there is no such thing as a muffler bearing.
    Damn Will, we could have sold him a muffler bearing.

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    Exhaust fluid and muffler bearings... Bunch of smart asses around here. Be helpful or be quiet in the tech sections
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    Damn Will, we could have sold him a muffler bearing.
    Yeah but I would feel bad if we did.

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    Still funny stuff though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    Still funny stuff though.
    That it is.

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    Have you been using your turn signal a lot lately? You may have run low on blinker fluid. I ran low once, and ended up having to replace my blinker clutch.

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    Seriously, though. Maybe you were driving by a wall? Mine is loud as hell all the time, but doubly so under an overpass or by a wall of any kind.

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    ^^ I was going to suggest this. May have been the location and the sound was reflecting off something -- that could be what caught the OP's attention. Also, some cutouts do have issues staying closed and it may have cracked open a bit.

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    Muffler bearing. They have blinker fluid as well. Not to mention its time to change the air in the tires for winter.
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    I also notice most cars are louder when the air is colder. Engines make more power with colder air, so it makes sense that more power = more noise. Could also be the cutout had a bit of carbon build up on it, and did not fully close. The muffler bearing joke is a classic though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONS98TA View Post
    I also notice most cars are louder when the air is colder. Engines make more power with colder air, so it makes sense that more power = more noise. Could also be the cutout had a bit of carbon build up on it, and did not fully close. The muffler bearing joke is a classic though!
    I agree. But you may need new piston return springs. They take alot of wear over time.. And they make a clank sound as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    Have you been using your turn signal a lot lately? You may have run low on blinker fluid. I ran low once, and ended up having to replace my blinker clutch.

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    The blinker clutch is a pain to change! I like to give it the tap test. If the tap playes well with the music you are golden! If the tap is kinda like a few beats off! Then its time to check the upper intake.

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