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The duel exhaust on the V has baffels that are designed to close at low speeds to keep the car quiet and open up when the engine opens up for free flow and much better sound.

First you hear the supersharger kick in, and then the pipes open up....sounds awsome!:thumbs
 

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The Z06 has the same thing - if you remove the fuse marked "spare" it keepss them open all the time and its sounds great!
 
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Wow..................Now that's really good news and thanks for the tip. One fuse will be removed when my V comes in.
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The Z06 has the same thing - if you remove the fuse marked "spare" it keepss them open all the time and its sounds great!
 

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xlr said:
The Z06 has the same thing - if you remove the fuse marked "spare" it keepss them open all the time and its sounds great!
Yes,
I read that in the Corvette forum, but couldn't find which fuse it was...I'll look for the "spare"
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xlr said:
The Z06 has the same thing - if you remove the fuse marked "spare" it keepss them open all the time and its sounds great!
Can't seem to locate the correct fuse in the V.
"spare" is empty .......Any help appreciated
 
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Michael,
I'm thinking it may be an inline fuse, or they designated another fuse in the fuse block. Suggest the manual under fuses or asking a tech to locate it. He can trace it back to the source with no problem. I'm going to Allen Cadillac today and will ask the tech to locate it on mine when it comes in this week, (I hope)
Bob

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Can't seem to locate the correct fuse in the V.
"spare" is empty .......Any help appreciated
 

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standby said:
Michael,
I'm thinking it may be an inline fuse, or they designated another fuse in the fuse block. Suggest the manual under fuses or asking a tech to locate it. He can trace it back to the source with no problem. I'm going to Allen Cadillac today and will ask the tech to locate it on mine when it comes in this week, (I hope)
Bob
Bob, not today, it`s holiday and closed!
My invtation was for saturday and sunday and it say`s closed on monday.

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standby said:
Michael,
I'm thinking it may be an inline fuse, or they designated another fuse in the fuse block. Suggest the manual under fuses or asking a tech to locate it. He can trace it back to the source with no problem. I'm going to Allen Cadillac today and will ask the tech to locate it on mine when it comes in this week, (I hope)
Bob
doubtful it would be an in-line fuse. I can't find it in the manuel because I don't know what they actually call it, and I'm also concerned it's a shared fuse with other accessories. I'm sure a service tech can locate.
 
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Allen open today

Your brochure is wrong, Allen is open today, front to back. I'm headed on down to see if I can get an answer to the baffle fuse. See you guys in a bit, hopefully with some info.:cheers

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Bob, not today, it`s holiday and closed!
My invtation was for saturday and sunday and it say`s closed on monday.

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Michael,
Bad news........talked to the tech who had trouble with the first V's baffles rattling, so he called Bowling Green and found out there has to be a certain minimum pressure in the vacuum line from the headers to the baffle at the exit of the exhaust to keep them from rattling, usually while idling. There is some sort of set-screw or adjustment that can be made to these line at the headers.
If the vacuum line can be cut and re-worked into an electrical open & close switch installed in the cabin, we could control what we want the baffles to do.
Got any ideas?
Bob



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Can't seem to locate the correct fuse in the V.
"spare" is empty .......Any help appreciated
 

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Michael,
Bad news........talked to the tech who had trouble with the first V's baffles rattling, so he called Bowling Green and found out there has to be a certain minimum pressure in the vacuum line from the headers to the baffle at the exit of the exhaust to keep them from rattling, usually while idling. There is some sort of set-screw or adjustment that can be made to these line at the headers.
If the vacuum line can be cut and re-worked into an electrical open & close switch installed in the cabin, we could control what we want the baffles to do.
Got any ideas?
Bob
sure, plug the vacume lines.
with no vacume, they remain open.
I don't need to control them, I just want them to stay open!
If they rattle....take 'em out.

....and if that dosen't do the trick....move on to the Borlas

I just think there's an electrical relay involved at the origin of the vacume line, and a simple fuse pull and/or switch would make this a whole lot easier.
I'll do more research with the Z06 guys. I can't imagine that their system is designed any differently....they must also have vacume lines at the tail pipes, since you can't put electrical components there.......yet they're picking up electrical control.

I think the tec you talked to, while trouble shooting a similar issue, didn't really address what we're after here.
 
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I'm sure we (this site) will get to the bottom of this and figure it out long before the techs do. I'll keep checking around also. Check under your hood and see if you can see this so called vacuum line on the header. He did say header. There should be an adjutment according to the tech, maybe we can kill the damn thing right up front without cutting anything..
Bob:thumbs

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sure, plug the vacume lines.
with no vacume, they remain open.
I don't need to control them, I just want them to stay open!
If they rattle....take 'em out.

....and if that dosen't do the trick....move on to the Borlas

I just think there's an electrical relay involved at the origin of the vacume line, and a simple fuse pull and/or switch would make this a whole lot easier.
I'll do more research with the Z06 guys. I can't imagine that their system is designed any differently....they must also have vacume lines at the tail pipes, since you can't put electrical components there.......yet they're picking up electrical control.

I think the tec you talked to, while trouble shooting a similar issue, didn't really address what we're after here.
 

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Bob.....Allen Cadillac tells me that they delivered the first XLR V several days age....Was this to you?......Jack
 
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No Jack,
Actually was over a week ago and the guy that ordered it didn't like the deal he was getting and another person on the list stepped up and bought it. Mine is in route and should be here within the next 7 days.
I'm getting giddy.
Bob
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Bob.....Allen Cadillac tells me that they delivered the first XLR V several days age....Was this to you?......Jack
 

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mswaim said:
Here is a link where the Z06 guys again mention the fuse they pull to open the baffles. When I get more time I'll do some more searching. I would think the two systems are similar, but who knows these days.

http://www.z06vette.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94223

:rolleyes hummmm.....not sure if I can tell from the picture which fuse it is


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1_XLR said:
:rolleyes hummmm.....not sure if I can tell from the picture which fuse it is


Thanks:thumbs
However....
On the V...... that fuse says trunk close/ parking brake selonoid

and sure enough....trunk won't close, but the baffels do!:banghead
 
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