Very Easy to install! I opened up my silencer took out the old, oil-soaked packing, rolled this right up around the power core put a piece of tape on it and it was ready to go! Very easy to cut for my FMF Shorty, improved my power, reduced noise, and no more oil drip! I recommend this packing to anybody!
I had some extra packaging after the install into my FMF Turbine Core 2 Q. I believe the newer models are just called the FMF Q. I mention this because the Q is a much longer silencer than the Turbine core or, obviously, the Shorty.
Everything is running great after the install. I changed my packing when I added an FMF Fatty so everything would be in top shape. Make sure you have some high temp silicone before you repack the silencer, as it will be needed to seal the system.
First the outer can must be removed to gain access to the inner core. Typically this is done by either removing the screws or drilling the rivets(whichever your particular exhaust has) on the inlet side of the silencer. Once those are removed, you will be able to remove the outer portion or can of the silencer. You will need to remove all packing that still resides in the can and from around the core. The silencer packing comes in a large sheet and will need to be cut to length for the length of the core. After cutting the packing, you simply roll the packing up around the core snugly and reassemble the silencer. If you do a silencer repack search on youtube, there are a few that you can watch that will also help show you how to do it.
I recently took my fmf apart and noticed that my packing was just soaked in oil, is that a good sign or a bad sign? and is there supposed to be any oil in that at all? and also is that a sign that its time to repack?? HELP PLEASE!
Oil in the exhaust packing is normal for a 2stroke. Leaving the oil soaked packing in the exhaust is not good. That's a good sign you'll need to repack and another indication is noticing the exhaust is getting louder.
Read this in a dirt bike magazine: oil soaked packing can be a sign of a couple of things good or bad - rich mixture, low RPM riding and/or blown piston rings. Oil is bound to happen but how often and how much is the question. Oil Soaked packing = repacking time. Mine dripped oil just sitting on a stand cold - it was that bad.