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      12-22-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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G05 40i Exhaust Flap

On previous models, it has been possible to disconnect the wiring that controls the exhaust flap actuator, which will allow to exhaust vapor to exit on both sides, as well and increase the sound and burble. It was a fairly simple process. However, with the more model, I canít seem to get exhaust flap on the 40i to open so that I can unplug the wire. Iíve tried cold/warm starts, sport modes, etc. Once the flap is open, the rest is easy. Anyone have any other ideas??
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I just had spring removed and opened the flap and it's being held by a steel wire. Until I can purchase mpe
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      12-23-2018, 01:30 PM   #4
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I just had spring removed and opened the flap and it's being held by a steel wire. Until I can purchase mpe
Anyway you could snap a pic??
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I just had spring removed and opened the flap and it's being held by a steel wire. Until I can purchase mpe
Any instructions please?
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      12-25-2018, 04:02 PM   #7
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Wow that spring is that rusted already?
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Wow that spring is that rusted already?
Yeah. Salt.
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Wow that spring is that rusted already?
Yeah. Salt.
Forgot about that, well you wouldn't need the disconnect them because I'm sure they'd fail before winter ends. Sort of off topic but how is your Velar? Have you experienced the usual RR bugs?
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Wow that spring is that rusted already?
Yeah. Salt.
Forgot about that, well you wouldn't need the disconnect them because I'm sure they'd fail before winter ends. Sort of off topic but how is your Velar? Have you experienced the usual RR bugs?
Yeah worst case I will put the spring back. Still eagerly waiting for mpe. Velar is full of bugs , system is way to new as well.
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Wow that spring is that rusted already?
Yeah. Salt.
Forgot about that, well you wouldn't need the disconnect them because I'm sure they'd fail before winter ends. Sort of off topic but how is your Velar? Have you experienced the usual RR bugs?
Yeah worst case I will put the spring back. Still eagerly waiting for mpe. Velar is full of bugs , system is way to new as well.
Is there going to be a MPE; I haven't heard anything about one.
(assume you mean a standalone M Performance Exhaust we can buy) That's what I thought, I teat drove one and while it was nice the whole infotainment system was slow and messy. My boss has a RR LWB Autobiography and I'm not sure how he deals with the bugs when spending $150k+ on a car. They look so nice, I keep telling myself not to get one so that's why I got the X5
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Wow that spring is that rusted already?
Is it safe to assume to same valve is used on the 40i and 50i?
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Is it safe to assume to same valve is used on the 40i and 50i?
doubt it, v8 always got both pipes open.
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doubt it, v8 always got both pipes open.
I thought you had the 50i??
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I thought you had the 50i??
not sure how that came along. but i have 40i
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Can you explain in details what is the metal wire holding there? I know you said spring but can you point it. I would like to show it to someone so that he can do mine. Also, have you noticed any significant sound after this metal wire hack?
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Can you explain in details what is the metal wire holding there? I know you said spring but can you point it. I would like to show it to someone so that he can do mine. Also, have you noticed any significant sound after this metal wire hack?
spring was actually removed, so now that steel wire is holding flap in place in an open position so it doesnt flap around inside the pipe. nothing complicated. it does have a bit more growl and pops. Still will not replace an MPE but a bit louder.
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      12-26-2018, 12:03 PM   #19
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spring was actually removed, so now that steel wire is holding the flap in place in an open position so it doesn't flap around inside the pipe. nothing complicated. it does have a bit more growl and pops. Still will not replace an MPE but a bit louder.
Nice! This is the only thing bothering me about the 40i as I came down from a 2016 X5M beast..... I feel like I'm driving an electric car now with the 40i. Been 3 weeks and is the only thing leaving me
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Nice! This is the only thing bothering me about the 40i as I came down from a 2016 X5M beast..... I feel like I'm driving an electric car now with the 40i. Been 3 weeks and is the only thing leaving me
btw thank you for your help. I got my car from Ricardo
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btw thank you for your help. I got my car from Ricardo
NICE!!! I'm glad it worked out for you. I was getting crazy quotes from everywhere....

So the spring is visible from beneath the vehicle?
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Nice! This is the only thing bothering me about the 40i as I came down from a 2016 X5M beast..... I feel like I'm driving an electric car now with the 40i. Been 3 weeks and is the only thing leaving me
and to be honest its not even the sound that was bothering me. Its the fact that its cold outside and smoke was only coming from a single pipe and with my OCD i couldnt deal with it.
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