Exhaust System Fitted or Repaired


Exhaust System Fitted or Repaired

 Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

exhaust system

The exhaust system includes the exhaust pipe and the muffler. Without a muffler, what you would hear is the sound of thousands of small explosions coming out your tailpipe. A muffler dampens the sound. The exhaust system also includes a catalytic converter.

The emission control system in modern cars consists of a catalytic converter, a collection of sensors and actuators, and a computer to monitor and adjust everything. For example, the catalytic converter uses a catalyst and oxygen to burn off any unused fuel and certain other chemicals in the exhaust. An oxygen sensor in the exhaust stream makes sure there is enough oxygen available for the catalyst to work and adjusts things if necessary.

So if you’re having problems with your exhaust in Ellesmere Port, call into our garage or give us a ring, we are always happy to help.

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Exhaust is Loud or Engine Backfires Loudly


Loud Exhaust or Backfiring

Exhaust is  Loud or Engine Backfires Loudly

The Symptom: Loud exhaust. There is a loud exhaust noise which may be coming from either the front or rear of the vehicle.

Possible causes:

1. Muffler or exhaust pipe worn out.

The Fix: Replace muffler and/or pipes as required.

2. Exhaust manifold cracked or broken.

The Fix: Replace exhaust manifold.

The Symptom: Engine backfires when you press on the gas pedal. The engine runs like garbage. When you step on the gas the engine pops , spits and backfires. Sometimes it’s loud or not so loud. This can cause severe engine damage and/or under hood fire.

Possible causes:

1. Your camshaft timing belt or chain may have slipped.

The Fix: Replace timing belt or chain.

2. Your ignition timing needs adjusting.

The Fix: Adjust ignition timing.

3. There is a serious engine problem. You may have a burnt or broken valve, Worn or broken camshaft.

4. Your spark plug wires are placed on the wrong spark plugs.

The Fix: Check firing order and place the wires on the correct spark plugs.