TOYOTA has paved its way to become a global car manufacturer by maintaining equilibrium between performance and design. The global name-n-fame of Toyota compelled its manufacturers to endeavor most of their time scrutinizing to deliver high grade and ever-reliable auto-parts. No matter which Toyota model you owe, a series of tubing from the engine to the tailpipe i.e. a Toyota Exhaust System is always there to convey burnt gases from the engine to the atmosphere for greater engine efficiency. Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tundra..all are equipped with exhaust systems.
The exhaust component consists of exhaust manifolds, exhaust pipes, catalytic converter, muffler, tailpipe, lambda sensors, clamps and brackets etc.
Functions of Toyota Exhaust System
- To blow-out harmful carcinogen and NOx emission away from the engine to the open air.
- To control the toxic levels of different exhaust emission formed by the engine.
- To ensure well being of all parts located in-n-around the engine.
- To help muffler/ silencer/ resonator in decreasing the noise level produced by the engine.
How to identify problems in Toyota exhaust system?
You may inspect your Toyota to spot some warning signs indicating irregularities in exhaust's performance mere by a sharp lookout. You must jack up your Toyota on a hydraulic lift before creeping under it and that the area should be properly aired out.
Following are the few points which signify problems in Toyota exhaust system:
- excessive backpressure in the exhaust
- Leaky exhaust valve accede direct flow of unburned fuel in an exhaust system.
- Exhaust manifold leak (also known as manifold leak) is developed near the joint where the exhaust manifold mates to the cylinder head.
- Discoloration or burned paint around the joint or near the exhaust port positioned on the cylinder head.
- Hot gases may escape from the joint which may burn spark plug wires or boots.
- Sporadic hiss or popping noise while the engine is still running indicates to leak in muffler or the pipes.
- Buzzing or rattling noise in the catalytic converter or exhaust pipes is due to the harmonic resonance.
Symptoms of a Toyota Exhaust System
Holes in a muffler, cracking of exhaust manifold, damaged pipes, discolored or burned paints, hump in the exhaust pipe, broken or missing support hangars etc.
What measures you should take to reduce the automotive emissions?
- Check for Exhaust manifolds with thicker castings in order to improve its stamina and withstand cracking or any fissure.
- Shiny and solid look of a pipe may be deceiving, as internal corrosion may take place due to the moisture trapped in the exhaust system during cold weather.
- Delay in repair/ replacement of any exhaust parts may be fatal for your health as cause dizziness, headaches, nausea etc.
- You must install a direct fit in order quality replacement muffler for inaudible exhaust system.
- For voluminous breathing capacity you must install your Toyota with a high performance exhaust system like cat-back exhaust or dual exhaust system.
- You may add tailpipes, headers, muffler or pipes, for free flow of exhaust gases which may lessen the backpressure, enhance the horsepower production and multiplies Toyota's driving ability.
- Just to be on a safer side, you must replace the Oxygen sensor after cruising every 60,000 miles.
- Replace the clogged catalytic converter to prevent loss of power and dissipation of the heat beneath the car floor.
- You may protect the environment and prevent air pollution by adding filter to the catalytic converter.
- Last but not the least always ensure to remove the exhaust system part by part all the way back to the tailpipe.