ENGINE IS MISFIRING
A misfiring engine can also indicate your vehicle is suffering an exhaust system breakdown. While there could be numerous reasons for a motor to misfire, the exhaust can definitely be the culprit.
Inside the cylinder head is the exhaust valve chamber, which feeds the engine’s exhaust fumes into the exhaust manifold and down the exhaust pipe. If there is any sort of obstruction or backup in the exhaust system, the fumes won’t effectively escape the chamber, causing the motor to misfire. However, to avoid these issues in your vehicle, you can install the performance VY exhaust to boost your vehicle’s performance.
A BURNING SMELL COMING FROM THE ENGINE BAY
Between the exhaust manifold and the head of the motor is the manifold gasket. If there is a leak or tear anywhere in this gasket that occurs near wiring or anything plastic under the hood, the heat escaping from the exhaust chamber can cause these parts to burn.
This gives off a rancid stench that smells like your engine is burning. Smoke can also be the result, but don’t wait until you start to see smoke to bring your vehicle into Burnside Motors for examination and repair.
LOW HANGING EXHAUST PIPE
Do your tailpipe and rear muffler appear to be hanging lower to the ground than normal? This could be caused by a number of factors. Perhaps one of the exhaust mounts has failed. Another thing could be damage to the piping or a bent pipe.
This needs to be looked at expediently before the problem gets any worse, as driving your vehicle with the exhaust in this condition will rapidly exacerbate the problem.