Following a quick review of the acoustic principles behind exhaust systems, this article points out some of the recent changes made in small car exhaust systems. Briefly, these changes include the addition of catalytic converters, the use of improved materials and fully welded systems, the elimination of resonators, new hanging systems, and drain holes in the heads to combat corrosion. Other design considerations dealt with in this article include subjective sound and backpressure problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hearst Books

    Motor Books Department, 224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Wilkinson, T
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 47-49
  • Serial:
    • Motor
    • Volume: 160
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 673
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM