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Passenger side exhaust manifold

Can it be taken off of the engine without taking the engine out of the truck? My truck will not make more than 5 lbs of boost, and my EGT's are through the roof even when empty. So I made a boost leak tester and hooked it up. I could hear air rushing out on the passenger side of the engine. When you put your hand down near there you could feel a cold patch in the heat so I am thinking the manifold may have a crack in it or something. So back to my initial question, I know it will be a huge PITA but is it possible? I plan to soak all of the bolts in PB for several days before I attempt removal. Thanks for any insight guys.

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If you did a boost leak test, are you positive it's not the intake plenum? Maybe try the test with some diluted dish soap in a spray bottle and pinpoint the leak.

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i don't know but i am interested to know. i know you can get the drivers side out easily

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If you did a boost leak test, are you positive it's not the intake plenum? Maybe try the test with some diluted dish soap in a spray bottle and pinpoint the leak.

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I am like 95% positive. I had a spray bottle and checked the boots, plenums, my boost gauge fitting, everything. With where the manifold is I could not see it well enough to test with the soapy water.

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i don't know but i am interested to know. i know you can get the drivers side out easily
With my luck it will be incredibly difficult and I will break off at least one bolt in the head haha.

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that's how it goes. though on my truck i had a broken bolt and it was very easy to get out of the head with a pair of vice grips.

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It's also not that bad to pull the engine if it comes down to it.

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It's also not that bad to pull the engine if it comes down to it.
I'm half tempted to just pull it anyway. It would be a good chance to refresh it a bit and clean the engine bay and motor. Fix any leaks and put it back in. I figure just a weekend and the truck would be running again.


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