Exhaust manifold leak - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Problems Forum Having Trouble? Post here

User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 10-13-2013, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
Soledad's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 24 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Exhaust manifold leak

Ugh. I've been hearing this whistling sound and being new to diesels always thought it was just the turbo. But recently I've been getting a whiff of exhaust in the cab on first start. I thought maybe I hadn't mated up the down pipe with the turbo very well when I installed the 4" exhaust so I checked that and it's nice and clean. Then I checked the up-pipe bellows and connections and those are clean as well. But then I see this on the passenger side exhaust manifold:

It must not be affecting boost to much because I can hit 27psi.

I have a Zurich extended warranty but also have a 4" turbo back exhaust that I added after I purchased the truck. Do you think they'll give me a hard time about fixing it? Or am I stuck fixing this myself? And if I have to fix it myself how hard is it to do?



2006 F-350 XLT FX4 SCLB 6.0L | TTY head bolts | stock EGR and cooler | blue spring FP mod | PHP Atlas 40 FICM tune | ScanGauge 2 & GlowShift 3-in-1 gauge (Boost/EGT/FP) | PMM coolant filter kit | Flo~Pro 4" turbo back w/muffler | stock tune
Soledad is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 10-13-2013, 10:45 AM
Powerstroke Techie

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Fayette/Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 5,793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 33
Thanked 139 Times in 126 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
If you're going to do it do it right. Get new manifolds, bolts, collars and add gaskets. They don't come with gaskets from the factory but they are needed for a leak free connection.

The manifolds are not extremely difficult to access. For the passanger side you will need to remove the inner fenderwell. The front 2 bolts near the A/C compressor can be tricky but not impossible. All the drivers side manifold bolts can be accessed from underneath and removing the inner fenderwell doesn't really help.


Ford Senior Master Tech

2015 F-250 XLT 6.7L

2006 F-250 6.0L SOLD
sinner6.0L is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome