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Old 10-13-2013, 12:37 PM
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exhaust manifold headache

ok, i need some help.
bolts between up-pipe and manifold broke on me. then the up pipe just fell out the truck.
got in there and started to look noticed the end bolt, on both sides, towards firewall was gone on the manifold. by the looks of the black soot, its been missing a while (explains a bit)
anyway, in one of my 'ang on lads, i got a great idea" moments, i figured heck ill just replace everything, manifolds, up pipes and Y collector.
however getting the old manifolds off has not proved easy. had to cut all bolts. passenger side was easy enough with dremel. driver side had to use sawsall. extracting the studs easy enough, its the broken ones i need help with. since engine is still in the truck, i cant figure out how the heck i can get in there and drill them out. too much in the way, including the frame, for a straight shot with a drill. i have a 90 degree head for my drill but its hard to get everything straight and held straight since too much wants to move.
anyone done this and have any tips?
if push comes to shove, ill pull the engine, i had it out last year (i know i know, i should have done them then) so i can get it out but damn it sucks pulling it.
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try soaking the holy hell out of them with some PB, you should be able to get a stud extractor in there and get them out.
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yeah. my issue was i couldnt get a drill bit on it straight. i started to, from underneath and realized quickly, i was just going to screw up the threads in the head.
i already have the turbo off so half the hard bit is done. i've decided to just remove the engine again. i have a new water pump, fan clutch and pully, as well as coolant hose rerouting kit i was going to install which probably be easier out the truck.
plus the annoying rear oil leak. i been ignoring it because i think its the rear engine cover, but may as well go ahead and sort that out too..
good news is, i replaced all the gaskets and oil pan last time it was out, so everything is still pretty clean and not long been off so should all come apart pretty easy (hahahahah i keep telling myself that)
while its out, any one know where i can get valve covers from other than ford? i know you can get aluminum ones etc, but its a beat up 99 ford, not exactly show truck, so dont want to spend hundreds on putting diamond buttons on a denim shirt.
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if theres any of the stud sticking out enough to put a bolt over it,just weld a nut to the stud,find one that slips over the stud not threaded on and weld it up,good luck and be patient when drilling them out
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