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Morning all,

I have recently picked up a 2008 Gallardo Spyder Egear. Really enjoying the car so far and I have been using this forum for information gathering which has made learning about the car a lot easier!

I have however hit a problem and hope you can help. Started about 150 miles into a 200 mile trip over the weekend and I received the well documented Check Engine 1-5 and 6-10 flash up. It was lashing with torrential rain and I have the exhaust valves unplugged therefore I put it down to this. It flicked off after a short local trip at my destination however came back on again on my 200 mile drive home and hasnt left since.

Full tank of 99RON fuel and I have checked the fuel cap is on tight. I did replug the exhaust valves however I wonder if they could be jammed or broken as it didn’t change the sound back to how it was before I unplugged them. So my question is - anything else I should check and any idea why the exhaust valves wouldn’t be working now they are plugged back in? If they had disconnected at exhaust side I would have assumed one side would still work?

I should add - I want the valves to stay open so don’t mind they appear to be seized (albeit were working before I unplugged them a week ago). But don’t want the check engine light..

Thanks all
Lewis
 

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O2 sensor did come to mind but wouldn’t change the vacuum on the exhaust. And the codes are common with vacuum problems so I think my problem more likely lies there given it’s clearly disconnected / seized?
 

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Ditto on the OBD code reader. I had innocuous VVT codes pop up a few times and my tech confirmed they were harmless. I also had baffle bypass.
 

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If you really want to enjoy the car about 100x more, just put an LOC exhaust on it and be done with trying to make the anemic stock exhaust sound better.

@Jason B
(dont forget to add sprint booster too! dont shoot the messenger ;) )
SRS, car is so much more fun to drive now!

 

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To be fair, my pre-LP exhaust with baffle bypass was far from anemic. I would routinely set off car alarms in parking lots 25 yards away from the street while driving at moderate speeds.
 

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Well, if you were happy with it great.

Personally I chose an aftermarket exhaust. Given the later pre-lp's propensity to throw CEL's I was not going to mess with a valve bypass. I believe 2008's were the most fussy in regards to CEL's.

People can do what they choose, all I can say is the LOC exhaust really has made the car come alive. I still have stock cats and sound is not obxixous by any stretch. Quite the opposite actually.

No regrets from upgrading the exhaust here.

FWIW, I am not sure how you are driving in a parking lot enough to set off car alarms...... just saying.
 

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As I said I was on a main street 25 yards away from the cars in parking lots... and car alarms would go off as I drove by those parking lots near the Main Street (even worse if I drove inside a covered parking ramp).

Yours sounds amazing as well and I’d love to have that too, but the stock exhaust with no baffles is far from anemic :)
 
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