A car that has a bad exhaust flex pipe will not pass inspection in any state that requires it. The pipe will need to be fixed before the car is inspected or it will fail.
The exhaust valve, the exhaust manifold, the header pipe, the catalytic converter, the muffler and the tail pipe, not to mention the clamps and hangers.
the smoke that comes out of a exhaust pipe is supposed to be white
If the exhaust system was very leaky, the exhaust gasses would just leak out. If the system was well sealed, it might blow up the muffler or other component, or blow out a gasket. It might also just blow out whatever you stuck in the exhaust pipe.
I don't think so. Pvc pipe cannot even used for hot water distribution. I don't know how hot the engine exhaust is, but I'm pretty sure it would melt the pipe. ( I am a master plumber.) The temperature of the exhaust just after the catalytic converter can reach 700 degrees F.
Exhaust pipe to manifold nuts, 15 to 22 ft-lbs.
You can use regular exhaust pipe providing it fits and you can bend it into the location.
An exhaust flex pipe is made of layers of woven stainless steel.
The purpose of the flex pipe is to give the exhaust some flexibility. On front wheel cars since the motor is mounted crosswise, when you give it gas the motor rocks and would over time break the exhaust pipe or even the exhaust manifold. On rear wheel drive cars, the exhaust pipe can twist which gives the needed flex. As far as components, it is just a woven metal sleeve over a piece of pipe that isn't attached to the ends of the flex tube. The outside woven part allows the exhaust to flex.
An exhaust flex pipe is a braided stainless steel pipe that allows for some movement between exhaust pipes (usually around 6-8" long). It is made of interwoven wires of stainless steel. A flex pipe will need to be replaced within the life of a vehicle and a tell tale sign of expiration is when wires are sticking out or loud exhaust can be heard from that area.
If you are refering to the stock exhaust system on a 2.4L 4g64 engine (same engine as the galant) then yes. It is a pipe with a flexible portion in the middle. I know this because my 99 spyder gs convertible just failed inspection for an exhaust leak there.
It is a flexible section of pipe in the exhaust system that helps absorb some of the engine vibrations.
it is called flex pipe its kinda expensive
The flex pipe is a pipe that conects the exhaust manifold to you exhaust so that when the moter shifts it doesn't shake the whole exhaust syster. Yes it can be the reason that you car is so loud.AnswerOR, it is a cheap way to replace a faulty exhaust pipe. Hi, I own a 1990 Plymouth laser also. The flex pipe is on what they call the "J" pipe. It attaches your exaust manifold to your catalytic converter. There is also a brace for the "J" pipe that runs from the pipe right under the manifold and attaches to your engine block. It has been known to cause a hole in the pipe where it wraps around.
Some (front wheel drive) cars have a flexible piece of pipe that connects the exhaust manifold to rest of the exhaust system. The length of pipe is designed to allow the engine to rock back and forth on its mounts. Without the flex joint, the movement of the engine would damage the rest of the exhaust system.
You need to replace it by welding a new flexpipe in its place. Flex pipes have too much heat to be glued or wrapped.
located on the exhaust manifold just before the flex pipe.
check for a leak more often then not it is the flex pipe.