Internal Combustion Engine With the Saturn Header Pipe

By: Anthony Fontanelle

The Saturn header pipe is a component of the headers and the whole exhaust system. It functions in the exhaust system to help it effectively deliver the burnt gases out of the internal combustion engine. It gathers all the exhaust gases created by the engine and directs them into the exhaust pipe. A Saturn typical header pipe is made from cast iron material, although some high performance header pipe designs make utilize of tubular steel or lighter-weight aluminum material for their assembly.

The Saturn header pipe is a component of the headers and the whole exhaust system. It functions in the exhaust system to help it effectively deliver the burnt gases out of the internal combustion engine. It gathers all the exhaust gases created by the engine and directs them into the exhaust pipe. A Saturn typical header pipe is made from cast iron material, although some high performance header pipe designs make utilize of tubular steel or lighter-weight aluminum material for their assembly.

The primary Saturn header pipes must be small enough to maintain the strength of the compression waves and suction waves in the pipes. However, they must be large enough to allow the optimal flow of the gases that pass the exhaust valve down the header pipes. They must also be of proper length to ensure the correct arrival time of the scavenging wave that will be reflected back to the exhaust valve.

The design of the comes in different variations, depending on the engine where header pipe will be used. Vehicles with linear engines are equipped with a single header pipe while those with V-shaped engines are equipped with two header pipe, one mounted to each cylinder head.

Many people don't realize the importance of proper header selection. The truth is, pipes are not just pipes. Their sizing, arrangement, relationship to engine size and rpm and the ability to function as a tuning tool are all critical and important factors.

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