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 Post subject: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:07 pm 
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So last fall I purchased an Axis FAE, planned on installing this spring on my 2016 T-23. Because of concerns with factory warranty I decided to let the dealer install it. Figured it was about a 30 minute job, no big deal. The dealer just called and said they can’t install it on the boat while it’s in getting ‘summerised’ because it’s a very involved three or four hour job!
1. If I install it will it void my warranty on the engine?
2. Is this really a 3 to 4 hour job?

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:41 pm 
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I just installed FAE on my 2015 A20 about 3 weeks ago. I would imagine it would be a similar project. If you are in any way handy, you can do it. It’s not hard at all. Follow the directions and take the measurements it tells you to.

A couple things I would recommend-
1- remove the swim platform. It’s really easy to do you’ll need someone to help you. It’s heavy for one person
2- don’t forget any of the washers! When you tighten the bolt or nut will easily dig into the metal of the bracket
3- don’t tighten the nylon washers down until you are 100%
4- be careful installing the adapter piece that replaces the flapper. Don’t strip the screws w a drill.

Good luck! I’d guess you can do it w 3-4 beers and 2-3 hrs.
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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Did you remove the factory muffler when install the FAE?


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:27 pm 
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I didn’t. I asked the FAE guy and he said there have been lots done w out doing that and no reported issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:53 pm 
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Rmilbour wrote:
I didn’t. I asked the FAE guy and he said there have been lots done w out doing that and no reported issues.


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Any sense if you mileage was affected?


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:18 pm 
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I have noticed a slight decrease in mileage. Doesn’t affect our lake days. I can still make it on a tank for a full day of boarding and 6-10 adults in the boat. The noise reduction is fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:10 am 
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Does installing it myself do anything to the factory warranty? I have 4 years left and don’t really want to lose coverage over the install.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:26 am 
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Rmilbour wrote:
I didn’t. I asked the FAE guy and he said there have been lots done w out doing that and no reported issues.


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If you remove the factory muffler you will probably see a little performance increase.

On the factory surf pipe option it is removed because of excessive back pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:51 am 
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Do you know if there are any good videos on the muffler removal process?

In regards to the warranty. I’m not sure if it would void anything. I would check with Axis.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Fresh Air Exhaust
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:57 am 
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Rmilbour wrote:
Do you know if there are any good videos on the muffler removal process?

In regards to the warranty. I’m not sure if it would void anything. I would check with Axis.


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No videos that I'm aware of.


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