True car enthusiasts are aware that there are many things that can affect engine performance. One major factor is a damaged intake manifold. For an engine to perform at its best, it needs to maintain a particular operating temperature. If this is attained, your engine would run very well. The component that allows this thing to happen is your car's intake manifold.
The intake manifold channels the air and fuel mixture from the throttle body to the valve ports. It helps control the amount of air and fuel that reaches the cylinders, directly affecting power generated by the engine. Basically, the more fuel and air that can be fed to the cylinders, the more power the engine produces. Not only that, when we keep constant pressure on the accelerator pedal in order to remain at the steady speed, the intake manifold also adjusts the amount of air to lessen the amount of fuel burnt, thus enhancing fuel efficiency.
There are two types of intake manifolds: single-plane and dual-plane. Each type has its advantages depending on the application and the engine's state of tune. For full-on high-performance use, most car enthusiasts opt to have a single-plane manifold. The advantage to a single-plane arrangement is that the manifold can be controlled to provide an almost straight shot to the combustion chamber, which is best at high rpms. On a dual-plane intake manifold, the plenum chamber is divided in half of the way up to the base plate of the carb. The advantage of this arrangement is that chamber volume is cut in half with respect to any given cylinder, which helps keep mixture velocity up, resulting in crisp throttle response and reducing the danger of pooling. Dual-plane intake manifold is a better choice for street use.
There will come a time that you will need to replace your Acura intake manifold because no matter how tough and durable your Acura intake manifolds are, they would still wear out. Intake manifold failures, especially those with leaks may result to poor engine performance, engine overheating, or worst, severe engine damage. Do you want to experience those problems? If not, then checking for possible damage on your Acura intake manifold should be done. If you have detected leaks and other damages, look for replacement parts right away. Here at Parts Train, we offer a wide selection of Acura intake manifolds for every Acura model, so finding your needed parts is just easy.