A correctly mounted dual exhaust system will allow an engine to breathe better, thus improving its gas mileage. A proper dual exhaust system will have both pipes individually routed from the engine to separate mufflers.Continue Reading
Dual exhaust systems work as an upgrade when they help contribute to the release of emissions form the engine. A muffler that is designed to look like a dual exhaust system does not help improve the vehicles performance, as it feeds off the existing single pipe system. Also, if the duel exhaust system shares one pipe until the middle of the vehicle, the engine will not see any performance gains. These types of dual exhaust systems are installed for aesthetic reasons.
Real dual exhaust systems have two separate pipes that begin from the engine and end at two separate mufflers. Some of which, may have a smaller pipe that connects them, to help balance the back pressure of the system. Each pipe is built like a stand-alone exhaust system and allows a vehicle to double the amount of exhaust gases that leave the engine. Not only does the dual exhaust increase fuel economy, but it also gives the vehicle a deeper more aggressive sound and increases the available horsepower of the engine.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
In a typical car, the catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system and under the car, between the engine and the muffler. Often manufacturers locate the catalytic converter under the passenger seat. On long trips, passengers sometimes feel the heat it produces at their feet.Full Answer >
To install a turbo kit, hoist the front end of the vehicle, drain the engine oil, mount the intercooler, replace the exhaust header with a turbocharger and turbo manifold, connect the turbo manifold to the exhaust system, and connect the oil filter line to the turbo's oil feed line. Next, connect the turbocharger's compressed air outlet to the engine's air intake system, fill up the car with fresh oil, and lower the vehicle. Road-test the vehicle.Full Answer >
A true dual-exhaust system helps to improve the performance of a V-6 or V-8 engine by splitting the exhaust from the two banks of cylinders. However, it is less effective on smaller vehicles that use an inline four-cylinder engine. The system reduces the pressure to expel the exhaust fumes, allowing the engine to send more energy to the transmission.Full Answer >
White exhaust smoke is usually the result of condensation and moisture buildup in the exhaust system; it can also be the result of burning coolant within the engine. When white exhaust smoke is thin and vaporous, it usually does not signify a problem within the car.Full Answer >