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Old 05-06-2010, 06:40 AM   #1
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Borla S-type Installation Question

Yesterday I installed the borla s-type cat back system on my 2SS. When doing this at the DIY shop available to me, I did not bring the instructions. When I got back to my room, I found that I had remembered the torque values wrong. I torqued the accuseal clamp at the forward part of the system to 25lb-ft (should have been 18-22 lb-ft) and torqued the 6 clamps that came with the system to 31 lb-ft (should have been 32-35lb-ft). After the install, there were no leaks and I could not see any issues. Should the error cause any issues down the road or should I go back in early next week and redo them? Will the extra 3 lb-ft of torque really add considerable stress over the clasped area of the 304 stainless?
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:40 AM   #2
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Due to my self proclaimed OCD (LOL)... it would drive me NUTZ until I went back and re-did them.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:42 AM   #3
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You'll probably be alright. Generally speaking though when I install anything that bolts on. I like to go back after a few days and check all the bolts to make sure they stayed torqued where I put them. Next time you have access to get under the car I'd get 'em a quick check and you can torque them to spec then.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:59 AM   #5
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As a mechanic, all things dealing with heat(exhaust), should be re-torqued to make sure there is no problems.
once you get a leak started, it's hard to stop.
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