Even the greatest car enthusiast can be forgiven for not knowing the purpose of the hoses and pipes found under the bonnet of your Vauxhall (Opel) Astra . The first thing to bear in mind is that no two pipes perform the same task, and should one need replacing, an exact copy is required – right down to the make of your motor.
Let’s take hoses first. Depending on their purpose, hoses can be made of various different types of metal or rubber. A fuel hose does the job of feeding the engine. A vacuum hose looks after a car’s general well-being, ensuring it runs at maximum capacity without pushing itself beyond its limits. Radiator hoses stop the car from overheating.
Pipes are usually related to a car’s exhaust – tailpipes, for example, are present to expel noxious gases from the vehicle. Even if two pipes or hoses look the same, they’ll usually have a completely different function, be made of different materials and be able to withstand differing heats and pressures. Forge. Forge will ensure a happy marriage for your hoses, pipes and car. Shop with LK Performance and ensure you’ve got precisely the right part for the job in hand – it simply isn’t worth the engine damage otherwise.