What Is a Torque Intake Manifold?


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No part or type of manifold in a car engine is typically referred to as a torque intake manifold. An intake manifold or inlet manifold is a series of tubes in an automobile responsible for supplying and in some cases evenly distributing the fuel and air mixture into an engine's cylinders.

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Intake manifolds are designed to evenly mix and distribute fuel and air, or simply air in the case of fuel injection systems, to each cylinder in an automobile engine. This helps reduce turbulence and improve engine efficiency. The 180-degree, two-plane manifold, originally developed for V8 carburetor engines, improved efficiency by reducing cylinder interference, giving a boost to the engine's torque, which in turn affects acceleration rate. Some refer to this as a torque intake manifold.

Torque can refer to the torque sequence when adjusting bolts and fasteners on a manifold. When working on a manifold, bolts typically have to be adjusted one at a time. This can cause uneven distribution of pressure within the system, resulting in imbalance. Torque sequences have been developed to account for this, minimizing the spread of uneven pressure over the system. This improves efficiency and extends part longevity. Alternatively, it can relate to the torque specs of the given bolts and parts of the manifold.

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