Replacement flanges for 2002 Ranger exhaust?

I'm replacing the rear half of the exhaust on my 02 ranger. (consists of the intermediate pipe the muffler and the exhaust pipe) There's a spring load gasket asssembly between the exhaust pipe (going to muffler) and the cat. converter. The flange on the cats pipe is rusted out. Anyone know if a split flange repair kit (or something akin) is available. I'd rather not do a chop job (remove the flanges on both pipes and install a flex pipe etc.)

Question by Ranger1942 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I am in Australia and I wish to wire in an exhaust fan to my fluro light operated by the one switch. Answered

The switch has a red wire and a white wire leading to the fluro light. The fluro has twin and earth (red, black and green) leading from a previous light in another room and another exiting to the next light in the house. The fan has two wires, a brown and a blue. I attempted to parallel the wiring by connecting the blue to red and brown to white. Once the fuse was turned on, the fan operated automatically and the light flickered without the switch being turned on. I reversed the wiring (brown to red and blue to white) with the same result. Logic failed me. Given that it is two wires on the fan (pos and neg I assume) I figure I am better parelleling to one of the twin and earths, but which one? Electricians charge a minimum of $240 per hour here, with a minimum of 1 hour charge, regardless of it being a 2 minute job. All connections are 240V. Wire joins will be completed using BP connectors.

Question by weekendDIYer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

what is the technique used in converting heat into electrical energy?

Question by bspratham 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Bathroom Exhaust fan through window

I'm not really good with wiring things together(ie soldering, knowing anything about what volts needed or whatever but I'm willing to try), but I just moved to a new apartment.  The bathroom has a small sliding window above the shower, but no exhaust fan.  I want to very cheaply add a fan or couple fans(PC fans?), to the window that I can plug into an outlet and I would like to have a switch to turn it off and on.  I would even use batteries if I have to I don't really care.  It is right above the shower, so I'm guessing this is a risky thing to do. I'm sure it will get a little wet.  Has anyone done something like this before?  If not, any suggestions on what I should use?  Thanks so much for any help!

Topic by JohnGoodie 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Home Theater exhaust system

Short version thermostat controlled home theater exhaust. using trip method for computer psu to power fans. will it work if so any suggestions on thermostat and how to wire it. i am very basic right now on electronic wiring long version explained out I am in need of a exhaust system for my home theater. i have to much going on. 1 receiver, dvr, xbox 360, home theater pc/gaming machine, playstation 3, xbox 360 hd-dvd rom, and all the charging for the controllers and the logitech 880 remote, I also have a LG tv which can get a bit warm all this is housed in one of those hometheater entertainment center that has two towers on either side of a lower base for the tv where the devices go under and gets very warm. the towers are smaller for dvds. now that i have explained my set up i will explain what i am to do. i want to mount 2 fans behind each device .... there is no glass in front of device so for know everything will exhaust. i am using computer fans prolly 4inch ones. now here is what i am wandering i want to have the system controlled by a thermostat and i need suggestions on what to do. i am using the old trip method where u put one side of a wire in the psu green hole and one in the black and that turns it on with one simple switch i want to put a thermostat in the middle. does anyone now if this is possible if so what thermostat would u recommend and is there anything else you might include to increase cooling thanx so much for your time

Topic by tdpolo26 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

1966 Mustang exhaust help

  I am restoring a 1966 mustang coupe and i was wandering what kind of exhaust i should use. i was thinking about using the 50 Series Delta Flow American thunder. i want it to be aggressive but i do not want it to drone at highway speeds. any suggestions.

Question by kyrisroy 8 years ago

Does anyone have a link to a nissan nivara (1990) manual?

The studs on my dads nivara have broken, they connect the exhaust manifold to the engine and we need the torque settings to replace them. The truck is 1990 with a td27 engine does anyone have a link to a online manual. Thanks.

Question by David97 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Got any tips on replacing an exhaust flex pipe? Answered

So, the flex pipe on my good old Mercury Mystique is almost fully cracked on one end.  The place where the flex pipe and braiding are connected to the solid exhaust pipe is only about 25% intact.  The result is that my car sounds like a hot rod when it's running, has about as much power as a scooter, and is likely leaking carbon monoxide and other nastiness into the cabin. Obviously, this needs to be fixed. Normally, I'd take my car to an exhaust shop to have it fixed.  This time, I have neither the cash (likely at least $600, but probably more like $800) nor the inclination (spend 800 bucks on a car that would sell for 500? no thanks!) to have a pro fix it for me.  So, I want to do it myself. I've already purchased the proper length of flex pipe with the intention of grafting it in.  I have a saw to cut out the old pipe, ramps to get under the car, and flux-core wire welder.  So, mechanically-inclined friends, have you got any tips for me?  Can I weld in the new pipe while everything is attached to the car, or do I have to remove the exhaust system and weld in the new flex pipe on the bench? Can I save myself the hassle of welding the pipe and simply clamp it in place?

Question by jeff-o 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can the change in atmospheric pressure inside the house automatically drive a mounted exhaust fan ?

I used to live in this house some 3 years ago, it had exhaust fans in every washroom , now if i opened up the doors of all the washrooms closed the windows and disconnected the exhausts from electricity and would just move any door in the house slightly it would cause the exhaust fans to go wild and spin like jets ! Now i need to know what principal is involved here ? or was it really happening because of what i hypothesized ? Does it happen in your house too ?  Thanks,

Question by cyber02000 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Does the air disruption truely affect energy usage in this particular situation?

I was reading the comments in this Ible: and they said that having the turbine in the way of the airflow would create more of a load on the A/C thereby causing it to use more energy. I don't understand it in this case. I can see how putting it in line, mounted to the exhaust port, thereby blocking the exhaust would restrict the airflow. I don't see how using the already exhausted air would restrict the airflow. That, IMO, would be like saying that when you are stopped at a red light and another car is behind you, your engine is working harder because that car is behind your exhaust. Am I thinking right on this?

Question by Zippomanonfire 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Turbine Jet engine...? Answered

If the intake turbines' speed is regulated by the compressed exhaust over the rear turbines, would it be more effecent to have 2 props in a row, or a single large one at the rear of the engine to control the rotation speed?

Question by shawneegeek 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What size should the exhaust ports on a tesla turbine be? Answered

I am in making a tesla turbine and I need to know the size I should make the exhaust ports and the hole for the plates inside the turbine for the most efficient turbine and if anyone can help me thatnk you.

Question by CrazyMachinist94 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How build a cost-effective device that automatically clears exhaust fumes out my garage?

Soon I'm going to move into a building which shares living quarters with a garage. I'd like to rig up some sort of relay-triggering device that opens a nicely sealed set of vents (one intake, one output) and activates a fan exhausting garage air  - one that activates the minute I open the garage door, and then continues exhausting fumes for a few minutes after I drive the car away (and close the garage door). After those couple of minutes, the fan would stop, and the vents seal shut Due to the "lay of the land" (garage right off a busy road, with very short hidden driveway) I will be backing the car in, so exhaust gases will be concentrated at the back of the garage (close to living areas) - rather than near the open garage door. And as my car has a turbocharger, I often need to let it idle for a minute or two ( to let the turbo cool down) before turning it off to park. So it would be most useful to be expelling those exhaust fumes out of the garage! The question is - what's really the most simple and cost-effective platform for this kind of a system? Could a 555 timer, a few discrete components and some relays do the job elegantly? Or am I better off just diving into Arduino-Land?? Any related ideas (solenoid-closed vents, efficient fans, ducting through walls, etc ) that are especially thrifty - would also be greatly appreciated!!!

Question by rockandroller 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

white smoke and oil coming from exhaust

Mower starts but blows white smoke and oil from exhaust any ideas what could be wrong ????

Question by JohnS89 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How do I build an exhaust flame thrower?

Question by tleecook 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Is there a tutorial for a piston valve or a quick exhaust valve? Answered

 Does anybody have or know a tutorial to make a piston or quick exhaust valve for a pneumatic device

Question by 1337f0x 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How might one put a larger pipe where a small is?

I have a mazda protege and my buddy has a old pipe that was kicking around put its quite a bit larger how might I go about hooking that bad boy up?

Question by CrawdadMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can you patch a small hoe in your exhaust pipe on truck. ?

Question by scott vassey 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Wiring up a bathroom exhaust fan-how to?

so I cut a nice round hole in the ceiling of my bathroom. physically installed the fan. was going to wire into the light so that the light switch would turn on the light and fan in one. the exhaust fan has a plug- 2 prongs (i'm in australia). the wiring to the light switch is only 2 wires. the light wire was exposed /available half way between the light socket and the switch. so thought that would be a good place to cut the wires (mains power off and fuses removed) thought at first I would wire the fan in serial and that didn't work. tried parallel and htat didn't work. I was going to wire a "power socket" on  to the cable.  the fan has a cable coming out of it with a plug . inside the power socketty thing there places to out the wires. and then turn a screw to keep them in place (ooooohhhh , the technology talk is a flowing). so black has one socket thing to place wires in and red has 2 socket things to put wires in. so how (and please use a diagram if it makes it easier for me) do  I wire the bastard in to work??? I've tried every combination - except using red wires in to both red wires places with turn screws in the socket thing.

Question by altomic 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

how would you make a weedeater exhaust sound deeper and more seperated? Answered

title says all

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How could I make an exhaust flame kit.

One like this only a lot cheaper haha

Question by Jor2daje 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

motorbike engine tuning

Just download and start reading

Topic by axeman.99 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

I have a Piaggio Nrg 2003 EXHAUST FLAMES

I have a Piaggio Nrg 2003 been in the garage for a while now trying to get it back on the road for my son . When trying to start it turning over got good spark sometimes you get a blow backs though the Exhaust and also flames coming out . Could somebody please help!!

Question by southern1316 6 years ago

Camping tips for people prone to heat stroke/exhaustion?

My fiance has never formally gone camping. She has a cabin up in the black hills of South Dakota but she has never gone camping. I want to bring her camping this summer but She prone to heat stroke. I'm wondering what are some things I can do to make things easier for her to enjoy camping aside from finding the ever so obvious shady area. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Question by paininthebutt 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

I have a question about an attic exhaust fan hooked up to a thermostat. Can I connect an on off switch up as well? Answered

I have an attic exhaust fan hooked up to a thermostat.  Can I also wire it to a switch so I can turn it on and off when I want to in addition to having the thermostat turn it on when temperature reaches the set temp?

Question by David H 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Riding lawn mower blows exhaust thru carb after start. Decompression mechanism is not disengaging. Any ideas why?

I have a riding lawn mower that hit a brick.  It's a briggs 17.5 engine, now it blows exhaust through the carb after start, the decompression mechanism is not disengaging.  I disassembled the engine and deactivated the decompression mechanism and the engine runs normal but needs a jump start from my truck battery.  It is disassembled again, can't find anything wrong.  Any ideas?

Question by Rich4757 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Torque settings for studs on nissan navara ( engine type td27) exhaust manifold?

The studs that bolt the exhaust manifold onto the engine on my dads nissan navara (year 1990) with a td27 engine have broken. The engine is un turbed. What are the stud torque settings for these bolts? Thanks. 

Question by David97 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I have 3 devices under my car connected to my exhaust, but I dont know what they are or what to do about them?

I have 3 devices under my car connected to the exhaust system. Im unsure about what they are, what I can do about them, or how I can modify these to make the car louder,lighter,and less restricted. The car is not broken and doesnt need repair, this is about modding it. My biggest concern is the last device (3rd picture), because it is big, and most likely heavy. I know the exhaust system will restrict the engine, I also know that the exhaust system has a muffler and a catalytic converter. So my question is   What is this device in the back? How can it be removed/bypassed/replaced/modified to be louder lighter and less restricting? And if I cant do anything with it, what can I do? (the devices are in order from closest to engine to farthest)

Question by fastcar123 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

does anyone know how to build a custom exhaust for a weedeater? Answered

I am trying to build a motor bike and i want to supe up a 25cc craftsman trimmer motor the bike will be spindle drive and i want to suck any bit of juice out of that engine... once i am done i will let you know how it went

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

laptop external fan placement question

I'm going to make a laptop stand/cooler, my question is should the fan blow air through the intake on the laptop or should I use the fan to help pull the air through the exhaust. I have a toshiba satellite and there is 1 intake and 2 exhaust(1 under and 1 on the side)

Question by fmmarc56 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Williams Room Heater..propane....model # W531129440.....Exhaust not going up pipe

Replaced a new damage heater same make that did the same thing. Exhaust doesn't go up pipe so there fore gets hot and shuts off. Checked pipe for blockage. Found nothing. Service man doesn't get it either. Does anyone have any ideas? .

Question by C Shubert 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Do the Mk3 1.9 TDi and Mk4 1.9 TDi golfs use the same engine?

Do the Mk3 1.9 TDi and Mk4 1.9 TDi golfs use the same engine? and if so could you fit an Mk4 1.9 TDi exhaust, intercooler or other parts to an Mk3?

Question by bedbugg2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Apartment Wind Turbine ideas

Hey all. I would like to gather opinions on 2 small wind turbines I'm thinking of constructing. Difficulty: I live in a third floor apartment (it's also the top floor). My first idea was to modify an old box fan and mount it outside my window. Then I walked into my bathroom, which has a noisy exhaust fan in it. I accidentally turned it on and realized that I could build a collapsable darrieus turbine that would fit up the exhaust vent, expand when outside, and hook that up to the exhaust fan motor already in the vent. Does this sound feasable? My goal is to see if I could charge a cell phone from the power generated by one of these two options. apologies for the quick-n-dirty sketch below.

Topic by Greenline 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Exhaust Fan that turns On at an adjustable temperature and Off again at a lower temperature? Answered

OK, I've looked all through the postings, and I just can't find what I'm looking for. I've built an enclosure for my pet snake, and I would like to add an exhaust fan that comes on at a certain temperature, and then shuts off again when a lower temperature is set. I don't wish to use Arduino because I'm guessing that there is a fairly simple (cheap) method to do this using a temperature sensor, a 12V DC computer fan, and maybe a potentiometer (so I can adjust what the temperature is held at). Although I have the ability to solder, and I can read circuit diagrams....I lack the basic knowledge to create them for myself. I already did an internet search, and didn't come up with what I was looking for either. I'd rather not spend $60-80 for a store bought unit. Any help would be appreciated.?

Question by mvingtargt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Darn it, missed the TShirt Hack deadline

Anyways, will this contest will be an annual one, like next year? Lots of tshirts waiting... Feel so drained and exhausted.

Topic by corinna.anni.roc 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Laundry room with no exterior walls in need of a better dryer exhaust solution! Ideas?

I have a dryer with an exhaust vent that could not possible exit my condo as it is in a stack in the very center of my unit; moreover, even with a crafty snaking of ventilation piping couldn't get it near an exterior wall.  As you can guess, when I dry my clothes the utility room turns into a sauna and all of my walls develop condensation from the hot air and water vapor the dryer is using and extracting.  Does anyone have any good ideas for how I could reduce the condensation build-up or even alleviate the problem?  I thought of making some sort of dispersal fan to cool the hot dryer air as it exits the dryer, but I am not sold on this idea.

Question by interested1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Could you make a ghetto mortar out of an iron pipe? Answered

Imagine that you take a four foot long iron pipe and cap one end of it. Near the capped end, you make reasonably sized exhaust holes. Just above said exhaust holes, there would be a few metallic protrusions that would stop a round from sinking to the bottom of the barrel. Aforementioned round shells would be made of smaller, thinner metal and filled with propellants. Means of ignition is still TBA. But if such barrel and rounds were constructed, could it effectively launch rounds long distances?

Question by Mr. Deeds 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to rockets stabilize themselves with little or no fins? Answered

I just thought of NASA's satellite carrying rockets and realized they have almost no visible stabilizers. I wondered how they were able to fly relatively straight. Do they move the output of exhaust or something like that?

Question by temp 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

weedeater repair and stuff

how would you fix a weedeater where it wont suck any gas in it has lost compression and you can actually hear grinding in the cylinder when the piston moves up and down and a screw stripped on the crankcase? and you cant get off the exhaust because it was like welded on.

Topic by BIGHAIRYDUDE 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

87' f-150 engine

87' ford f-150 it has a small exhaust leak that no one can find, and the engine is not the best but it goes from point a to point b but i want to make it like new should i get a new engine or try to rebuilt it like new. 

Question by kurtis180 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What are the components in a honda prelude exaust system

I'm modifying my '93 Honda Prelude & I want to replace my catalitic converter with a 'hot dog' & I want to know what the indervidual components are in the exhaust system, so I don't stuff everything up. Any help is appreciated.

Question by ICEMAN KIMI 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

biodiesel fuel shed concept

This is a Biodiesel Fuel Shed concept i thought of. It would be partly underground, have an exhaust hood, and a wet chemical sprinkler system. I thought of it for safety of the user/s in the shed, and also safety for the residents in the houses in the blast radius itf there were to be a catastrophic failure.

Topic by theboygenius 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Air sample analysis for the concentration of CO2/Carbon Dioxide? Answered

I'm working on a high school science fair project which concentrates on the CO2 emmissions of automobiles and anlyzes two methods of filtering CO2 from car exhaust. It's really a pretty simple project - except that i don't have a Carbon Dioxide monitor. Online they range from $200-800 and i've contacted the enviornmental department at a local university to see if they can help me. I'm still waiting on a reply but i'm wondering if any of you guys (or gals) have any ideas on how i can find the concentration of CO2 in car exhaust.

Question by Aaron Cole 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Air cannon

After wanting to make an air rifle for awhile I have finally decided to do it.  I plan to use 80-100 psi from a bike pump to power it.  I plan to use a 1/2 or 3/4 inch QEV (something like this;=1495573897&sr;=8-12&keywords;=3%2F4in+quick+exhaust+valve).  Do you guys know if a 2L soda bottle would be a good air tank or should I spend the money to make a pvc or galvanized steel one?  Would an air gun connected to the QEV work well?  Thank you for your time and help                        -James

Topic by TypeNameHere 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How do you wire a double power point with 3 switches?

Can anyone tell me how to wire this so I don't have to have middle switch on (exhaust fan) just to use the vacuum cleaner in either of the power points. Much appreciated.

Topic by mmanning5 5 years ago

how to remove a bolt thats lost its head in a tight space?

Ok so i have a motorbike and on removing the exhaust at the manifold one of the bolts head came away without the bolt so i have about 1/2 cm to work with but not alot off space around

Question by danda 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructables Booth at Maker Faire Day 1

Check out some pictures from the first day of Maker Faire. One day down, and we're already exhausted! We've been tattooing consumer electronics, trying to pop balloons with plasma arcs, and introducing people to the site. If you're in town, come say hello.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Haier wine cooler questions?

I have a Haier wine cooler model HVW18BSS.  I have a question about the 2 fans on the back of the unit.  Are they suppose to blow air into the unit or are they suppose to exhaust from the unit.  I received this cooler from someone who use to tinker with it and wasn't sure if he put the fans back on the wine cooler correctly.

Question by DBTRZECIAK 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Dryer box

I'm been looking for instructions on making a box to dry  a 8.5" x 11" piece of "film". I can make the box, it's the electronics part I can't figure out.  My idea is that a small heater on one end of the box, and a small exhaust fan on the other end will be sufficient to dry my film.  Does this make sense?

Topic by jrav 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago