New flexi pipes+lambda=running better than ever
I've had a few fairly subtle issues recently:
- not sounding as peachy as usual
- sometimes running well but sometimes lacking low down torque
- wandering idle
- randomly revving at up to 3000 rpm at idle
This was all quite subtle over about a year or so. Last week the flexi exhaust pipes started blowing and I replaced them with a set from autobits.co.uk. These are very cheap but plenty on here have said they're fine. Ideally I'd have gone for a set of alfaholics but the price difference was nearly £300. My local mechanic put a new lambda sensor on as well as the old one, although not showing up as defective, was seized on to the old exhaust.
The difference when I picked it up was amazing. It must have been a gradual deterioration because I'd clearly forgotten how awesome the V6 should sound with a ragazzon. In addition, the increase in performance is huge. I'm feeling had mine over a decade and this difference is certainly not psychological/placebo.
So if you're struggling to explain a slightly lumpy running V6 and have replaced the MAF etc, it might be worth doing these.
Also, the auto its pipes seem absolutely fine and a bargain for the price. I'll see how long they last.