Reduce Engine Noise With Mercedes Benz Mufflers

By: Miranda Restelle

The entire "Benz" experience is one thing that Mercedes Benz car owners all around the world are craving about. Each Mercedes Benz car is packed with the excellence that consumers expect from it. One car part that fails or malfunctions will definitely ruin this ultimate experience. It is therefore necessary to keep every Mercedes Benz part as properly maintained as possible. Take for instance the Mercedes Benz muffler.

A Mercedes Benz muffler is the exhaust system of an engine that is specially designed to reduce emissions and noise. The term muffler actually originated from the word "muffle" which means to deaden or to prevent sound. It is commonly located along the exhaust pipe as part of the exhaust system of the engine. It's connected between the tail pipe and the catalytic converter.

A consists of a backbox and one or more tailpipes. Although internal combustion accounts for some of this noise, most of it comes from pressure waves generated by the rapid opening and closing of the engine's valves. One muffler design uses several baffled chambers. This type of muffler's backbox is internally designed to receive the pressure waves and bounce them around inside carefully designed chambers and cylinders. The shape and length of these baffles creates pressure waves of a roughly equal nature moving in opposite directions. When they collide with one another, the waves of equal but opposite amplitude cancel each other out. One drawback of this design is that it causes back pressure, which impacts performance. The high performance muffler is another type of muffler. It is consists of a straight steel pipe with perforations, which allows some sound canceling while creating very little back pressure. The tube is wrapped in glass insulation, protected by a steel shell, and referred to as a glass pack. This muffler was very popular in the 1960's and 1970's for souping up muscle cars. The muffler has a characteristic explosive sound that earned it the street name cherry bomb. These mufflers are still popular for hot rods and classics. This type of muffler was invented in the late 20th century and some of its advantages include engine efficiency, performance, power output, and simultaneously decreased overall wear and tear on the components of the engine.Aside from this, there are also other ways in which the Mercedes Benz muffler car reduce the engine's noise. One is that the body of the muffler is consist of three layers, two of which are thin metal layers with a thicker slightly insulated layer between them. These layers allow the body of the muffler to absorb some of the pressure pulses. Another one is that the pipes going to the main chambers have holes that allows tiny pressure pulses to bounce around and cancel each other out in the main chamber.

A Mercedes Benz muffler will eventually rust over time. A muffler in poor condition may keep a car from passing state-required smog tests. When a vehicle is smogged, the inspector will insert a probe inside the tailpipe to read smog emissions emanating from the engine. It is therefore recommended to check the muffler regularly to avoid failing the state-required smog test and to keep the vehicle up and running.

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