Diesel Intake Manifolds for Dodge - Ford - Chevy Trucks
Air is one of the primary components which sustain a vehicle's movement. In a similar fashion to how our bodies take oxygen in as fuel for our blood cells and release carbon dioxide as waste, vehicles suck in air, while releasing exhaust through their intake manifold. This instrument is basically a series of tubes which allows air to be distributed to each cylinder evenly, facilitating the proper mixture of both air and gas for each valve.
How Intake Manifolds Work:
Most engines are characterized by a four-stroke process. The intake or first stroke called such because the intake manifold sucks air into each cylinder through its valve or valves. These subsequently remain closed for the remaining three strokes: compression, combustion, and exhaust; reopening only when the cycle is ready to begin anew. Leaks in the intake manifold are not very common, but they do occur; when they do, they will suck additional air through a leak because the manifold's air pressure is lower than the surrounding engine's. When this happens, too much air flows into the cylinders, decreasing the amount of present gasoline which can accompany it: providing for a less efficient process of combustion. Subsequently, the explosions will become weak due to the lack of gasoline needed for a proper combustion process, which in turn over stresses the engine's turning of the crank shaft. Manifold leaks are only detectable while the engine is idling.