HONDA NSX MUGEN EXHAUST MANIFOLD
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What is required for the development of the exhaust manifold is having equal length of pipes and perfect exhaust gas flow. On the dynamometer bench test, the pulsation, resonance and inertial effect of the exhaust gasses emitted from each cylinder in addition to the connecter’s position of the primary, secondary, and collector as well as the pipe’s diameter were studied to find out its optimum layout by delicately adjusting each length of the exhaust pipe and repeatedly making and trying the different configurations.
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We believe that the oil line also plays a very important role. The MUGEN oil filter is exclusively developed for naturally aspirated engines and has “Y” shape cross section rather than a round cross section of the ordinarily fiber filter material. By adopting the “Y” shape, we were able to succeed in reducing the sludge reentering into the system with the sludge efficiently stuck on to the filtering fibers. At the same time, pressure loss is reduced by 10% and significantly increases the high temperature resistance capability.