Nasdaq-NNM: WCSTF) announced the award by General Motors (NYSE: GM) of the 1999 LH850 exhaust manifold
Our ability to win new exhaust manifold
contracts with a major North American OEM highlights the value of our renewed powertrain-focused business strategy.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- Wescast Industries (Nasdaq-NNM: WCSTF) today announced the award by General Motors (NYSE: GM) of the 1999 Gen III Truck exhaust manifold
shorter than the "RN" engines that power larger Volvos; which required angling the exhaust manifold
downward, re-routing the fiber-reinforced plastic inlet manifold up over the engine, and tucking away the compact alternator, water pump and a/c compressor.
Wescast has been suppling the Chrysler Group with exhaust manifold
castings for this program for the past several years.
The original intake and exhaust layout has been reversed and equipped with a long-branched 4-1 stainless exhaust manifold
to improve flow and increase power and torque.
In some vehicles, insufficient clearance between the exhaust manifold
and the dash panel insulator may result in heat damage to the insulator.
This system injects air into the exhaust manifold
to produce extra-hot exhaust gas immediately after starting to quickly heat up the catalytic converter while reducing hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.
Combustible debris can make contact with the exhaust manifold
and ignite, posing a fire hazard.
If a tin of sardines is attached to the exhaust manifold
of a 1993 Ford F-150 with a pair of large radiator clamps, will the heat cause the salt water in the can to boil and the tin to explode?
According to Scott Makowski, manager, Global 14 Engine Engineering, the engine features polished bucket tappets, twin independent variable valve timing, high-temperature sodium-filed exhaust valves, direct injection fuel system with a high-pressure fuel pump, light-weight composite intake manifold and cam cover, tuned intake manifold, piston cooling jets, integrated exhaust manifold
in the cylinder head, and a turbo assembly with a cast stainless steel turbine housing.
It's right next to the exhaust manifold
on the driver's side.