Toyota Tacoma Exhaust System
One major characteristic of a good pickup truck is its ability to perform perfectly both on pave road and off-road which is true for the Toyota Tacoma. This is made possible with the help of a strong suspension, chassis, body, wheels an of course, the engine. But with engine that produces much power in every combustion, it also produces great amount of exhaust that without a good exhaust system, could be very fatal to the environment and the people. That is why every Toyota Tacoma is equipped with a good and quality exhaust to provide a long time service to the vehicle.
An exhaust is basically a series of pipes and tubes that are interconnected to perform three tasks, that is, to convert harmful exhaust gases into lesser harmful one, to lessen the noise created by the combustion, and to guide these gases in to one direction away from the engine. The major parts of the exhaust system starts with exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe, catalytic converter, muffler and tailpipe Air Pump. Other parts include cylinder head, EGR valve, exhaust manifold gasket, exhaust port, PCV valve, and resonator.
After the combustion, engine releases gases which are then collected by the exhaust manifold, the first part of the exhaust system. The exhaust manifold is located right at the cylinder head and usually located under the intake manifold. Composed of several parts which are allocated at each cylinder of the engine, the manifold directs the gases to the catalytic converter. The cat converter converts harmful gases like hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides into lesser harmful gases before it reaches the air. The muffler reduces a significant amount of noise (noise which is produced from explosion or combustion). The last part of the exhaust system is the tailpipe, the only visible part of the exhaust system when view at the rear of the vehicle. The tail pipe performs the last function of the exhaust system that is to direct the exhaust gases away from the engine. With that the exhaust successfully converts, reduces the noise, and directs away the exhaust gases.