Patent Number: 6,332,314

Title: Catalyzer arrangement in exhaust system of multi-cylinder internal combustion engine

Abstract: In a catalyzer arrangement in an exhaust system of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine, each of exhaust pipes connected with exhaust ports of the engine has a first exhaust pipe section extending away from a main body of the engine, a second exhaust pipe section contiguous to the first exhaust pipe section having a first curved portion for turning the second exhaust pipe section toward the main body of the engine, and a third exhaust pipe section contiguous to the second exhaust pipe section having a second curved portion for turning the third exhaust pipe portion away from the main body of the engine. A catalyzer is connected to a downstream side of the third exhaust pipe section and disposed within a space surrounded by the first, second and third exhaust pipe sections. The exhaust pipes are divided into one group positioned near one end of a row of cylinder of the engine and another group positioned near another end of the row of cylinder. Exhaust pipes of the one group and exhaust pipes of the another group are collected into respective collective exhaust pipes at a portion extending over the second and third exhaust pipe sections or at the third exhaust pipe section.

Inventors: Nakade; Junichi (Wako, JP), Kurotobi; Takeshi (Wako, JP), Sakanushi; Masahiro (Wako, JP), Maeda; Fumihiko (Wako, JP)

Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: F01N 3/28 (20060101); F01N 7/10 (20060101); F01N 7/18 (20060101); F01N 7/08 (20060101); F01N 7/00 (20060101); F01N 7/02 (20060101); F01N 7/04 (20060101); F01N 003/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018