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huskyfan68

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Posted: 10/07/19 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

argh! 2001 F250 V10- runs great but the dreaded manifold leak from the bolts rotting out- it's a $2000.00 repair which I cannot justify. I tried JB weld and furnace cement (which works temporarily) but then i would guess with the temperature changes just breaks off (or due to pressure)- Anyone have any other ideas on a temporary fix?

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Posted: 10/07/19 11:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Putting that kind of stuff on there might just make it harder when someone eventually fixes it (more &&&). On top of that, using the worng product can foul the oxygen sensor. Keep in mind that the manifold moves considerably as it heats up and cools down.
There is no temporary fix. The job needs to be done right and it needs to be done sooner than later because it will mess with the 02 sensors performance and cause eng and cat converter damage that will be a lot more than $2k.

$2k seems a bit high though. I would check around with some independant shops for a better deal. Maybe even consider headers.

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$2000 ?!!! I think you need to find a new shop. At most it’s $1200. I’m a tech and did mine in the garage. Did one side one year and the other side the next year. It was my towing vehicle so I was able to work On it here and there over the course of a week. I figure I had about 4-5 hours in each side.


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Posted: 10/07/19 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

x2 - That's about twice as much as it should cost for the job.


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While I agree that $2,000 is a whale of a price for the job, I do have to ask how much is your life (and that of your passengers) worth.

Here's the thing. A manifold exhaust leak can fill the cabin with carbon monoxide, which can kill you. This is one of those things that screams for a fix.





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Hopefully the $2000 quote is for both sides.

I had one side of my 6.2 done for $1000 at a dealer.

If it is for only one side, you need to go somewhere else.

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Posted: 10/08/19 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

huskyfan, may I inquire how many miles you have on your unit? I own a 2004, just turned over 90,000 miles.


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I don't really have anything to add other than make sure the shop you have do the service has experience performing this job. The good shops will have experienced the various breaking of the studs and how to get them out efficiently not causing you unnecessary labor fees.

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Does this require lifting the body off tge frame ?


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BenK wrote:

Does this require lifting the body off tge frame ?


No. They go in thru the wheel well.

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