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Non Life Sciences => Technology => Topic started by: thedoc on 22/12/2016 05:23:10

Title: On a car, where is the exhaust pipe located?
Post by: thedoc on 22/12/2016 05:23:10
Sebastian Dieu asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Love your podcast show, (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/) really really addictive just like a "Neighbours" TV Soapie.. Keep up the good discussions.

Here's my question,

I noticed looking at the back of Cars, for Single exhaust piped cars. Is it true that the Fuel Pump panel is (mostly) located on the opposite side to the exhaust pipe? eg if if Exhaust pipe is located at RHS, the Fuel Pump is on the LHS of the car.

Is this is safety design features or is it just car designer choice ?

Sebastian Dieu

What do you think?
Title: Re: On a car, where is the exhaust pipe located?
Post by: alancalverd on 25/12/2016 10:43:48
It probably makes sense to separate the  fuel line from the exhaust, particularly with a catalytic converter, to prevent the fuel boiling and causing a vapor lock when the vehicle is idling or switched off after a fast run.