back pressure


back pressure
[1] The resistance to the flow of exhaust gases through the exhaust system. By rerouting the exhaust gases for noise suppression, a muffler causes back pressure, but a straight pipe alone causes only minimal back pressure. Some engines require back pressure, so that removing the exhaust system will cause internal damage.
[2] Pressure in low side of refrigerating systems; also called suction pressure or low-side pressure
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Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.