TVR Tuscan

Sleeving standard end cans

Sleeving the Tuscan's standard end cans will basically change the inside of the can from a sound muffling honeycomb mesh to a solid straight through pipe. This is similar to the make up of an aftermarket can (like the popular Carbon Can Company ones) and will make your exhausts sound lounder plus give you some nice pops and bangs on throttle overrun! This guide was created Tony McClean.

By following this guide you do so at your own risk.

Tools Required:

13mm socket, spanner, wrench, mallet or hammer, hacksaw, large block of wood

Parts Required:

  • 2 X 51mm diameter, length 2No @ 400mm stainless steel tubing
  • 1 X 51mm diameter, length 2No @ 600mm stainless steel tubing (Optional - to tap new ones in or out)
  • Can of WD40
  • Grease

Sleeving the cans:

  1. Spray the exhaust can clamp bolts and surrounding area (i.e where exhaust meets can) with WD40, and leave for 1/2 an hour or so.
  2. Undo and remove the exhaust clamp bolts with the 13mm tool. Clean the bolts.
  3. Remove both end cans by twisting and turning as you pull them. Get as far as you can under the car to get a decent grip. (Graham took the opportunity to clean up the end of the exhausts while the cans were off)
  4. Prepare a work area to "sleeve" the cans. Ideally somewhere with a soft surface (e.g. carpet) for when you have to drive down the sleeves.
  5. Hold up both cans to the light to make sure there are no bits of weld in the bore of the cans as this will stop the sleeve from going fully home.
  6. Hold the can with the inlet facing UPWARDS, take a piece of the 400mm stainless tube, cover with grease and insert into the can. Place the wood on the tubing and gently start tapping down the tube into the can. You may feel some resistance but carry on tapping until the tube is flush with top of the inlet part of the can. Now use the spare piece of stainless tubing or something similar and place this on top of the piece which is now flush with the inlet part of the can. Continue to tap down the tubing into the can, keep going until the the "silencing perforations" are COMPLETLY COVERED. If you now turn the can upside down you can see the tubing about 2/3" inside the can.
  7. Repeat the procedure for the other can.
  8. Clean both cans and refit onto the exhausts, using grease if required. Replace the exhaust clamp bolts.
  9. Test drive car. Once warm you should hear a difference at around to 2700/3200rpm.
  10. Check the tightness of the exhaust clamps when you get back and tighten if required.

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