Acquired a popping noise from the end of my exhaust when letting of the
accelerator. It's beginning to get worse I have replaced the exhaust
manifold and new exhaust but it is still popping..
Has anyone any other ideas what it could be , Has a Webber carb fitted and
runs on both petrol and gas and makes the popping sound on both..
It's backfiring through the exhaust. The most likely cause is that you have
an air leak somewhere in the exhaust or exhaust manifold. Have you checked
that the exhaust is sealing well, and that the manifold is sealing well?
Backfiring on overrun doesn't normally cause any damage to anything. Most
series exhausts tend to pop a bit when hot. The chances are you've go a poor
If it starts backfiring under load, then I'd look at checking the timing.
Backfiring under load tends to be far more destructive, often being powerful
enough to blow apart silencer boxes...
Weak mixture only causes backfire through the inlet. This isn't your
My '85 110 V8 had done it for years, pop's and splutters on overrun, and not
really been too concerned by it. Over this period (for usual reasons) it
had new carbs, timing checked severel times, new exhaust etc and it never
cured it, although the new exhaust gave the pop's a more metalic note!!
I always knew the engine was getting tired and through more of a hobby than
necessity I got an old V8 off e-bay, re-built it and pop'd it in (well I say
pop'd, it took a week of shearing bolts to get it in) and the popping has
gone completely. Bearing in mind I used the same carbs, manifolds etc, it
must have been caused by something in the engine. I had noticed on removing
the manifolds to put on the new engine, there were signs that the head
gasket on the V8 was leaking, but couldn't say if that was the cause! I'm
hoping to find the time to strip my old engine for some clues to this and
Bottom line is, she ran for years like it, and would probably run for many
Have you tried a compression check?
V8110CSW amongts others.
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