The exhaust manifold is essential in ensuring your engine runs smoothly. If you're experiencing any issues with your exhaust system, the exhaust manifold is likely involved.
How does the manifold of a car work?
The exhaust manifold collects your car’s exhaust gases and directs them to the catalytic converter and muffler to expel them from the vehicle. Car manifolds’ effective operation is imperative to ensure the pressure in each of your car’s cylinders is balanced — and if not, your engine’s performance will deteriorate, and its emissions will increase.
Types of car manifolds
Several types of car manifolds are available, each with its pros and cons. Some of the most common types of exhaust manifolds include:
- Cast iron exhaust manifolds — These are the most common exhaust manifolds since they’re durable and relatively inexpensive and used in low- to mid-performance engines.
- Stainless steel exhaust manifolds — These are more expensive than cast iron manifolds since they offer the benefits of improved performance, increased durability and reduced weight. From our stainless steel crossover pipes with ceramic coating to our stainless steel header and cat kit, we have a variety to choose from with different engine compatibility.
- Tubular exhaust manifolds — These are the most expensive type of exhaust manifold but reap the best performance gains, typically used in high-performance engines.
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The exhaust manifold is a core component of your vehicle's exhaust system, and it's essential to keep it in top condition to ensure that your engine runs smoothly. Regular maintenance and using high-quality parts will help prolong the life of your exhaust system and ensure your vehicle runs smoothly for many years to come.
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What do exhaust manifolds do?
The car manifold is a metal pipe that connects the engine's exhaust ports to the rest of the exhaust system. It collects exhaust gases from each engine's cylinders and directs them towards the catalytic converter and muffler. Wondering how hot the exhaust manifold is? Well, it’s typically made from cast iron or stainless steel, built to withstand high temperatures and corrosive gases.
What are the signs of an exhaust manifold leak?
If your car manifold is producing a hissing or ticking sound, is causing a decreased engine performance, is producing a strong odour and vibrations or your engine warning light is on, these are signs your engine manifold may be leaking.