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Old 08-28-2006, 07:18 PM
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I need to get my truck back together.

Hey everyone. I have a 1997 f-350 . Iím at the point I just need to get my truck back together. I was leaking oil. Thought it was the head gasket took the whole thing off and the gasket looked fine. So I have a truck ripped apart and a possible hurricane headed my way. Iím just going to put the motor back together even though I donít know why its leaking oil. Before I do all that I need to figure this out... When taking everything off specifically the exhaust manifold. I undid all the bolts from the head and the whole manifold just kind of fell loose. As if this was never hooked up at the y that splits and attaches the two manifolds to the turbine section of the turbo. The end of the pipe was just slid into that casting there was no seal and on the end of the pipe you could see suet patterns of exhaust escaping from this point. So the question is. Was this pipe suppose to be connected? If so why wasnít it did it snapclean off?or did it never get put on right from the factory? everything looks ok nothing looks broke or not as indented.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:26 PM
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there are tow bolts and a flange that are still (or were at the time of disassembly) bolted to that maniflld that connected to the turbo. That pipe you have the pics of, is sealed with a pretty fragile donut style seal....bothe Y pipes are sealed with this type of seal at that manifold....

Bottom line is that donut needs to be replaced, but on the other side, if you dont replace both pipes, i cant garantee that it wont still leak, which will reduce turbo boost...

If you look at the pipes and see the"wear marks" from the donuts, you will understand why it will leak even with new donuts..
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