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A Manyfold Decrease

Not only does a leak in the manifold severely compromise a vehicle’s ability to pass an emissions test, it poses a dangerous risk of carbon monoxide poisoning for the occupants of the automobile’s cabin. The exhaust manifold is bolted tightly to the engine block with a gasket on one side and the front of the exhaust pipe of the catalytic converter on the other. Because the manifold is subjected to very high temperatures, it is vulnerable to developing hairline cracks that may increase over time due to the heating/ cooling cycles of the engine. The noise indicative of hairline cracks in the manifold may be very noticeable when the engine is cold, then less so as the engine heats up.

Clearly, carbon monoxide poisoning is not something you want to mess around with. That’s why you should call 952-473-4848 today to make an appointment for a regular tune-up. Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your whole car running safely. Our ASE Mastercertified technicians can catch small problems, like hair-line fractures in the manifold, before they become big problems, like carbon monoxide leaking into the driver’s cabin.

You can find our shop at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake or call 952-473-4848 to make an appointment..

HINT: In later-model automobiles, lighter-weight manifolds may be more vulnerable to cracking.