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Old 08-24-2011, 08:30 PM
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exhaust manifolds ,, help techs

any of you guys had any issues exhaust leaks? if so how hard is it to change the gasket or just replaced the whole manifold if its warped?has anyone heard of them leaking..
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:37 PM
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pump smoke through it and find the leak? or see soot on the manifold?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:41 PM
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they arent TOO bad but will suck in a hurry if any of the bolts break... Get yourself the following
swivel 13mm deep 3/8ths for the nuts at the up pipes 5mm 1/4in drive for the studs if you want to remove or install them in the new manifold. and 10mm swivel shallow 3/8ths for the manifold bolts.
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pump smoke through it and find the leak? or see soot on the manifold?
ok i under stand what your saying i just dont have the tools to do some like that? what can i use or where can i buy it at? i appreciate the advice alot, thank you..being that i come from a huge gas motor mechanic all these diesel stuffs is new as far as turbos and how they work. if theres a machine that pumps smoke and u can tell me how to properly do it i'm all over it..ive done alot of work on this motor some simple some pain in the ***..but with how slow moving the biz is i have no choice but to do it my self to save cash..
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they arent TOO bad but will suck in a hurry if any of the bolts break... Get yourself the following
swivel 13mm deep 3/8ths for the nuts at the up pipes 5mm 1/4in drive for the studs if you want to remove or install them in the new manifold. and 10mm swivel shallow 3/8ths for the manifold bolts.
what can i expect to remove for this job.i notice that most of the bolts i can get from the wheel well, but do i need to remove the alternator..anything crazy?
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:11 PM
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what can i expect to remove for this job.i notice that most of the bolts i can get from the wheel well, but do i need to remove the alternator..anything crazy?
to make life a little eaiser undo the engine mount nuts and jack the engine up. You can either get it from a corner of the oil pan rail, or raise it with a heavy duty engine crane.
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I pulled the heads on the last set I did. both sides had 2 studs each broken well below flush with the head. Never seen them leak without having broken studs, not yet atleast



set the heads on the bench and pulled the studs out with my mig



MOTHER **** doing them cab on.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:55 PM
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I pulled the heads on the last set I did. both sides had 2 studs each broken well below flush with the head. Never seen them leak without having broken studs, not yet atleast



set the heads on the bench and pulled the studs out with my mig



MOTHER **** doing them cab on.
indeed they are when i do them in cab i remove the up pipes and turbo jack up one side of the engine to get enough clearance and go at it with the mig and a bag of nuts. speaking of broken manifolds-You have a matco guy? Ill get you the tool number for it, i have these break out bits that are absolutely PERFECT for 5.4/6.8 studs. put them in a die grinder hold it wide open and you can either bore down through them or clean them up and continue to weld them. after a while i bet you know it as well as i do, after a while you temper those things and they become harder than a bastard, these bust out bits will bore through them. whether you welded only once to them or go through 100 nuts per stud. best 70 bucks i spent aside from the matco 3 valve spark plug removal tool makes rotundas piece of crap that much more useless.
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nah no matco guy here. hell I haven't seen our snap-on guy for months

I use the lisle 3 valve broken plug extractor. I'm on my 3rd one, the screw end wears out after a while
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We only have matco and snap on stop by, but it's once a week. I'm just glad I don't have an account with them anymore since paying them off.
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