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    06 STX 15F Exhaust repair question.

    Hey guys this is my first post here, I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I just picked up an 06 STX 15F with an exhaust leak. I pulled it apart today and found that the exhaust pipe has some pretty bad corrosion. My question is should I replace the pipe and 2 ring gaskets or is this a common thing and can get by just replacing the rings and the exhaust coupler? The water box also has some corrosion but looks to be pretty good where it makes contact with the rings. Suggestions please. Thanks.


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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    Its fairly common, check the bottom of the pipe where the blue coupler is at for weak spots or holes.

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    Thanks for the reply Sean, I looked it over pretty good and besides the pitting all the way around it seems to be free of holes. Can I get by just replacing the rings and coupler or should I just go ahead and order a new pipe? I don't want any future issues with this exhaust.

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    Give it a good cleaning with the wire brush and some brake cleaner to get it cleaned up, clean the grooves with a hacksaw blade or dremel tool cutoff wheel, make sure they are cleaned all the way down to the original point. Then post pictures back up. It looks like most of the corrosion is under the blue coupler so you shouldnt have too much of a possible leak.

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeysevin View Post
    Give it a good cleaning with the wire brush and some brake cleaner to get it cleaned up, clean the grooves with a hacksaw blade or dremel tool cutoff wheel, make sure they are cleaned all the way down to the original point. Then post pictures back up. It looks like most of the corrosion is under the blue coupler so you shouldnt have too much of a possible leak.

    Sean
    Just got new one 212.00 (exhaust pipe) not bad to change just make sure you use good paper tape around the rings, to install it helps a lot. powersportswarehouse.com

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