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Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« on: 24 August 2019, 19:13:56 »

Do I really need this bracket?

I guess its purpose it to prevent some vibration noise.

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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #1 on: 24 August 2019, 19:43:23 »

Never seen one on any of the 4 v6's I've owned.
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #2 on: 24 August 2019, 19:46:47 »

I never refitted mine on any of the V6s I've had.
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #3 on: 24 August 2019, 19:49:58 »

Given how cheaply GM build their cars, it wouldn't be there if it wasn't needed... ::)
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #4 on: 24 August 2019, 19:54:47 »

I never refitted mine on any of the V6s I've had.

I haven't either done it on the ones I have had. Thought I should now since I have had some vibration noise when it wasn't mounted.
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #5 on: 24 August 2019, 22:01:53 »

This bracket with 2 U clamps is on all my V6 's.
Given that it only takes a couple of minutes to refit it on a new exhaust, is there any reason NOT to fit it?
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #6 on: 24 August 2019, 22:07:37 »

This bracket with 2 U clamps is on all my V6 's.
Given that it only takes a couple of minutes to refit it on a new exhaust, is there any reason NOT to fit it?
It wasn't fitted to my V6 & I removed and replaced the original exhaust  ???
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #7 on: 24 August 2019, 22:44:47 »

This bracket with 2 U clamps is on all my V6 's.
Given that it only takes a couple of minutes to refit it on a new exhaust, is there any reason NOT to fit it?
It wasn't fitted to my V6 & I removed and replaced the original exhaust  ???
Possibly a facelift thing ;)
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #8 on: 24 August 2019, 23:22:26 »

This bracket with 2 U clamps is on all my V6 's.
Given that it only takes a couple of minutes to refit it on a new exhaust, is there any reason NOT to fit it?
It wasn't fitted to my V6 & I removed and replaced the original exhaust  ???
Possibly a facelift thing ;)

Perhaps  ;) :y
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #9 on: 24 August 2019, 23:35:26 »

I don't ever remember seeing one either.  :-\
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #10 on: 24 August 2019, 23:56:36 »

I never got round to replacing it on mine after the last exhaust change about a year ago (was meaning to get some new U bolts) and the new exhaust was never quite as refined as a new one normally is, so I wonder if it does damp out a bit of vibration between the two pipes. :-\
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #11 on: 25 August 2019, 08:11:30 »

On my first V6 the clamps had eaten through the pipes from salt and rust. It wasn't broken apart but enough to leak exhausts and noise.
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #12 on: 25 August 2019, 14:17:21 »

They look very clean threads. Have you re-died them down Jan? ???
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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #13 on: 27 August 2019, 08:09:09 »

They look very clean threads. Have you re-died them down Jan? ???

No they became like that when I unscrewed them. It is also a hassle to get them off and on since they are spayed apart for some reason and that trashes the threads.

I decided to skip them.

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Re: Exhaust pipe bracket V6
« Reply #14 on: 27 August 2019, 17:32:25 »

As with most U bolt fasteners, if they are over tightened then the clamp suffered as a  result. The support bracket is stainless but the U clamps are mild steel.
According to the EPC, they were fitted to 2.5, 2.6, 3.0 and 3.2 models.
I personally would refit them (new clamps should be readily obtainable anywhere) as the set up supports and correctly positions the centre pipes in relation to each other.
The support bracket is 24441393, and the clamps 24442484 with M8 nuts - both NLS.
Like as stated previously , all my F/L V6's still have them fitted.
« Last Edit: 27 August 2019, 17:34:19 by johnnydog »
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