exhaust tips

Diesel vehicles are well-liked by American consumers, explaining why there are over 50 different models of diesel engines available to purchase. When it comes to diesel fuel system parts, there are a lot of components; because understanding how your vehicle functions automatically gives you an advantage on caring for it, we're going to explain how diesel exhaust systems work by examining its five main components. Let's get started!

  • Aftertreatment Devices: These devices are more common in this environmentally-conscious era we're living in. Their main goal is to reduce the emissions of pollutants by filtering or reducing the toxicity of the noxious gases produced by diesel fuel. Both catalytic converters and particulate filters fall under this category.

  • Muffler: Mufflers do what their name suggests, which is muffle the sound produced by the engine. You'll know immediately if something is wrong with your muffler because your vehicle will be making a heck of a lot more noise!

  • Decoupling Elements: A decoupling element absorbs vibrations between the engine and the exhaust system. It also compensates installation tolerances and heat expansions.

  • Piping: While average diesel vehicles possess simple pipes, there are changes you can make that can improve performance. For example, Jamo Exhaust systems (such as the Jamo D506TB) increase horsepower and torque, which in turn improves your fuel economy; however, it's important to note that these are used in off-road racing conditions only.

  • Exhaust Tips: The exhaust tips stick out the rear end of your vehicle and work to vent out fumes, although they also serve a cosmetic purpose. If you want your car to produce a throaty, deep roar that makes your engine sound louder and more powerful, you can install aftermarket exhaust tips.

Many people form strong bonds with their vehicles. Since diesel engines and systems require different fuel compared to gasoline-powered vehicles, knowing the function of every piece under your hood  -- from lift pumps to fuel lines and gasket parts -- can keep your baby running for years to come. As the exit point for the leftover components of your diesel fuel, your exhaust system is equally as important. Hopefully, you now have a better grasp on how it works, and understand the difference between your basic exhaust tips and performance piping systems.