Anglin, Donald L. Consultant, Automotive and Technical Writing, Charlottesville, Virginia.
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An arrangement or collection of pipes or tubing with several inlet or outlet passages through which a gas or liquid is gathered or distributed. The manifold may be a casting or fabricated of relatively light material. Manifolds are usually identified by the service provided, such as the intake manifold and exhaust manifold on the internal combustion engine (see illustration). Some types of manifolds for handling oil, water, and other fluids such as engine exhaust gas are often called headers. In the internal combustion engine, the intake and exhaust manifolds are an integral part of multicylinder engine construction and essential to its operation. See also: Internal combustion engine
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