How do the parts of an exhaust system connect?

The exhaust systems of cars are made up of five separate parts connected in a long line. Each part connects to another part until the end when the tailpipe connects to the muffler at one end and nothing on the other end. Each part connects to the other by the use of flanges. Flanges are a flare at the end of the part with matching bolt holes drilled through them.

Flanges are the section of an exhaust system that connects to the next part. Flanges are a flaring of the pipe with bolt holes that match the bolt holes in the part for a sound connection. Between the two metal flanges, a gasket is placed to restrict any fume loss. Each car manufacturer has a different design of flange making interchanging parts impossible.

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