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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2002, 07:32 PM
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Exhaust Leak

First off I'm a new poster to the board. Next I have a Exhaust(Sp?) leak, I think it is at the manifold. Thinking of replacing it with a header, was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?
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Re: Exhaust Leak

Anything but Pace Setter. Borla is the one I read being recomended most often.
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Re: Exhaust Leak

I have the Borla on my 83. Seems to be holding up real well. Two things I had trouble with were: mounting the little tube that goes from the header to the intake (I ended up using flexible stainless steel gas line for a hot water heater!), and there was also alot of confusion as to what gasket to use for the header. After many calls to Borla and some of their installers, I finally put it together with no gasket.
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Re: Exhaust Leak

If you are trying to solve an exhaust leak problem, I would avoid a header. If you are looking for a power boost and dont mind dealing with the problems that come with headers then go for it. I would go borla. The main problem with this is that headers are notorious for leaking, many people have problems getting them to seal to the block, and they tend to rust out in no time flat. But they sure do sound cool.

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Re: Exhaust Leak

I see You have a 2.5 L I too had a leak that I could not pinpoint today we put a new tail pipe on my 97 (Bacause I bent the orignal one) and found my leak, the donught where the exaust meets the exaust manifold was loose. We had to heat it to tighten the bolts, but now no leak, and I did not have to buy a 200$ manifold.
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Re: Exhaust Leak

There is an 8/80,000 dealer warrenty on the exhaust manifold. They have problems with the outer studs breaking off. There is a tsb for replacing the old studs with a newer design. The hard part is extracting the old, broken ones from the head. I wouldn't waste my money on a headder, especially if the dealer will fix it for free.
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