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      08-28-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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I'm trying to change out the chrome tips and have been reading and people are saying that to tap the original tip from behind gently and it should slowly come off.

I'm using a rubber mallet and tried both sides for like over 30 minutes now and still couldn't get it off..

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      08-28-2018, 11:03 PM   #2
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I'm trying to change out the chrome tips and have been reading and people are saying that to tap the original tip from behind gently and it should slowly come off.

I'm using a rubber mallet and tried both sides for like over 30 minutes now and still couldn't get it off..

Any tips?
Try spraying some WD40, then pound it out again. U have to put a little muscle into it, than just tapping it.
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      08-29-2018, 01:38 AM   #3
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Put a wooden block behind the edge of the tip. This will allow you to transfer a little more force and also allow the use of a heavier steel hammer without damaging the original tip...
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      08-29-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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What I do. Use wooden block to help tap replacement ones on as well, just wrap in a cloth to protect the tips & place square across the whole face.
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      09-02-2018, 09:58 PM   #5
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I was able to utilize both WD40 and the wood brick and it worked like a charm...

Guess my mancles wasn't there that one day!
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Is it just me or does it seem like the right pipe is larger than the left ? The right one seems to have a butterfly flap inside
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Is it just me or does it seem like the right pipe is larger than the left ? The right one seems to have a butterfly flap inside
The right does have a butterfly flap, as that will open when Full Throttle. Most of the time the flow will be directed to the left pipe.
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Or you can fix it so the valve is always open. I did, and I like the extra noise on startup, but haven't noticed any real difference when underway. Too bad they didn't make this thing sound more like the JCW Countryman with the same engine.
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What about the size difference? are the pipes the same size? by eye the right one with the butterfly looks larger in diameter
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Too bad they didn't make this thing sound more like the JCW Countryman with the same engine.
Like a popcorn machine? Nah, thanks.
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Like a popcorn machine? Nah, thanks.
Speak for yourself - I'll always want a little character from the exhaust on my cars, and I like the burble and popping on the overrun. The X1 with both pipes open sounds good on a cold start but it's too quiet to suit me while driving. A driver-switchable valve exhaust similar to the JCW Pro kit would be just the ticket.
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Or you can fix it so the valve is always open. I did, and I like the extra noise on startup, but haven't noticed any real difference when underway. Too bad they didn't make this thing sound more like the JCW Countryman with the same engine.
Thatís all in the tune, you can get that without changing the exhaust. Problem is the car is so insulated you wonít hear it much. My m35i makes cool noises but itís rare to hear them. Iím half tempted to make the actuated side a straight pipe and keep a muffler on the other. For some reason on x2 the actuator is on the drivers side unlike x1.
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I can attest to the above. I recently posted a video of my exhaust notes after a tune was flashed in. Itís hard to hear anything other than the intake from inside the cabin. Even with all the windows down. Any ideas on how to remove some of the sound deadening on the X1? I donít want to make the exhaust annoyingly loud, but Iíd like to hear the notes.
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