How A Faulty Exhaust System Can Make You Sick

Your Magnaflow exhaust package comes with three pieces-a resonator, center pipe, and muffler section. The front resonator comes with a mounting flange that bolts right onto your stock catalytic converter. This part connects to a center pipe that is secured with exhaust clamps, which are supplied. And the rear muffler section joins together, exiting the car in the center of the rear bumper. Also, all the parts are stainless steel, which don’t rust or stain-nice job Magnaflow.

If you have a garage park your car there as often as possible. Fuel thieves will have to deal with this extra security and may be put off and find another, easier, target.

FSH has nothing to do with fish, at least to my knowledge. Rather this means you will be receiving the full service history of the car, quite an important factor when purchasing a used car.

Annual inspection. If you own the correct equipment [such as a lift or jacks] you can perform a visual inspection yourself. Things to look for: corrosion, loose mountings, leaking joints, damage to various parts including the catalytic converter recycling, muffler, pipes, and other exhaust components. Many garages and retail establishments offer free exhaust system inspections as well if you prefer to leave it up to a mechanic. Tip: Always check your exhaust system immediately after bottoming out from a pothole or running over road debris. Do not wait for your annual inspection; inspect it right away.

So how do they do this? Well they are able to better manage the flow of the exhaust gases. In an engine there is more than one cylinder from which the exhaust gases emerge. If these can be sequentially sent down the exhaust system then they can leave quickly, but if the gases from two cylinders are getting clubbed together then the exit is not quite as smooth. A quality exhaust header will have varying pipe lengths so that the gases reach sequentially.

If you can, decompile your metal objects by separating them. If you have an engine block, for example, and you just take it in, you might get 50 cents a pound. However, straight aluminum, which the engine is largely made of, can be over a dollar.

Petroleum companies that offer “high mileage” oil claim that this oil has a more robust chemical additive package, which includes rust inhibitors, anti-vaporization and oxidation properties. In addition, the formulation includes a seal enhancer that softens hardened seals, making them suppler so they seal better. My philosophy? If you have kept vigorous maintenance practices and oil drain intervals as you say you have, then you don’t need to use “high mileage” oil. As far as I know, the jury is out on such products as to whether they really offer any benefits. I have not seen test results supporting their claims so I will stick with your vigorous maintenance schedule.

Keeping your car in shape with the addition of considering an extended warranty will help you save money in the long run while maintaining a good-running and long lasting vehicle.