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      06-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Exhaust pipe cleaning

My Exhaust tips are starting to look very black, i wash them but the black stuff doesn't seem to come off. What do you guys use to keep them looking shiney and new? I've got stock exhaust for a 2010 E90 LCI 323i.
Also what are the exhausts made of?
Thanks in advance.
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      06-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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cut off the tip and replace with better quality/looking tips
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      06-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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My Exhaust tips are starting to look very black, i wash them but the black stuff doesn't seem to come off. What do you guys use to keep them looking shiney and new? I've got stock exhaust for a 2010 E90 LCI 323i.
Also what are the exhausts made of?
Thanks in advance.
If it's chrome tips, try using Autosol. It'll get rid of the black char and bring up the shine to a degree. You can pick that up in most auto shops or even Bunnings.
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      06-18-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
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Sonax and/or IronX works for me most times.
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      06-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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actually i have found that from switching from shell to bp a lot of the soot has gone. or it could be the meth has burnt all the carbon off the intake??
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      06-19-2013, 01:57 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys.
I was thinking of getting a new exhaust but not sure which one to get. Right now im thinking of getting the BMW Performance exhaust, but my parents won't let me they say its too loud lol : (
You guys got any recommendations?
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      06-19-2013, 03:17 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies guys.
I was thinking of getting a new exhaust but not sure which one to get. Right now im thinking of getting the BMW Performance exhaust, but my parents won't let me they say its too loud lol : (
You guys got any recommendations?
Any aftermarket exhaust will be loud, so stick with stock? But on a serious note, BMW PE isn't that loud once the car is warmed up.
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Tell your folks that your exhaust has rusted out and that's why the tips are black, then order in a new bmw exhaust of the .pe variety?

I was surprised how good the pe sounds on even the 325i
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Any aftermarket exhaust will be loud, so stick with stock? But on a serious note, BMW PE isn't that loud once the car is warmed up.
This is the problem, I love my PE but its so damn loud first 20 secs in the morning. I have a feeling it wakes everyone. Other than that, perfect exhaust to get IMO
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      06-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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I use gumption and some steel wool and always comes up a treat!! didn't apply to much pressure and do it in circular motion!
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This is the problem, I love my PE but its so damn loud first 20 secs in the morning. I have a feeling it wakes everyone. Other than that, perfect exhaust to get IMO
yeh those fist 20 sec are out there... woke the wife and son up the other morning.

I used steel wool to clean my stock exhaust
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Do you guys with the PE notice a difference on cold starts if you connect/disconnect the valve?
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      06-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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Do you guys with the PE notice a difference on cold starts if you connect/disconnect the valve?
Which valve?
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      06-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #14
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Do you guys with the PE notice a difference on cold starts if you connect/disconnect the valve?
never tried that mod... don't plan to either.
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Which valve?
Read this:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=golf+tee
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      06-20-2013, 11:47 PM   #16
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Hmmm I think that would make it even louder??
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Hmmm I think that would make it even louder??
Yup!

Give it a go sometime and see what it does (it only takes 30 seconds and is easily reversible)
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stock tips are still U, G, L, Y, you aint got no alibi you ugly
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stock tips are still U, G, L, Y, you aint got no alibi you ugly
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