Common questions

Why do you need a cat exhaust muffler?

Why do you need a cat exhaust muffler?

Cat mufflers reduce the noise that results from your internal combustion engine’s exhaust. They are manufactured for durability, reliability, & productivity.

How does a muffler affect the size of the exhaust pipe?

We can firmly establish that its flow, not its size, dictates the success of the exhaust system. In Illustration 14-1 we see a clear demonstration of how an ineffective component, such as the cat or the muffler, can influence the apparent pipe size seen by the engine. Let’s start by viewing a muffler installation as three distinct parts.

How to use mufflers to reduce car horsepower?

You can copy and paste this link to share: Building an exhaust system along the guidelines shown here proved an effective method of muffling a very high output engine down to acceptable street levels without losing any power.

What should be considered when designing an exhaust system?

Well-designed exhaust systems collect exhaust gases from engine cylinders and discharge them as quickly and silently as possible. Primary system design considerations include:  Minimizing resistance to gas flow (back pressure) and keeping it within the limits specified for the particular engine model and rating to provide maximum efficiency.

Is it normal for car exhaust to have steam in it?

On cold days, seeing steam in the exhaust on a cold engine is normal. Ruben de Rijcke | Wikimedia Commons. There are times a brand new vehicle in perfect condition with low miles may emit puffy white clouds of steam. As described above, the production of steam, like water, is a normal part of the combustion process.

Why does the gas come out of the tailpipe?

As described above, the production of steam, like water, is a normal part of the combustion process. A warm exhaust system will pass the water vapor as invisible gas, which exits the tailpipe and hits the cold air, condensing into a white cloud like an old-time steam train. This is more pronounced on cold days.

What does it mean when water comes out of tailpipe of car?

Odds are that when you see water trickling from a tailpipe, it just means the vehicle’s engine hasn’t reached operating temperature just yet. It’s important to note that drips of water, or even the occasional small stream, are normal on a cold engine, but a steady volume of water (i.e., a cup over a minute or more) likely indicated a problem.

How does a caterpillar core deposit get refund?

Contact Us about this item. Purchase of this product requires an additional deposit that is refundable when you return the old core to the selling Caterpillar dealer. The core deposit is refunded upon return of an acceptable core (used part) to your dealer. In order to qualify for a core deposit refund, the core must meet acceptance criteria.

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