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post #1 of 2 Old 03-11-2004, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Finding Exhaust Leaks with Smoke

Has anyone ever heard of using one of those bee smokers to find exhaust leaks? The thought occured to me about halfway home in my exhaust-induced haze.

It seems that you could place the smoker blowing into your exhaust and pump the exhaust line full of smoke. The reason I think it may not work would be not enough pressure to push smoke through small leaks.

Anyway, anyone have any feedback about this, why it may or may not work?

I checked Ebay, and you can find those smokers for $15. I would pay that if it would lead me right to my leaks.


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post #2 of 2 Old 03-12-2004, 02:26 PM
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Has anyone ever heard of using one of those bee smokers to find exhaust leaks? The thought occured to me about halfway home in my exhaust-induced haze.

It seems that you could place the smoker blowing into your exhaust and pump the exhaust line full of smoke. The reason I think it may not work would be not enough pressure to push smoke through small leaks.

Anyway, anyone have any feedback about this, why it may or may not work?

I checked Ebay, and you can find those smokers for $15. I would pay that if it would lead me right to my leaks.

I don't know what all you have tried but the easiest way to find an exhaust leak is to get a buddy and do the following.

1 Start the jeep and leave it idling.
2 Have someone plug the exhaust pipe with a rag and press hard enough to stop the exhaust from coming out.
3 The other person should listen for whistling sounds coming out of the pipes. It should be pretty loud.

This way you don't have to get the smoker. Just a thought. HTH

Sorry if I mispelled anything. I had Lasik this morning and can't see too great yet.

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