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Old 09-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by tryingtofixthis View Post
No you dont have to remove the manifold to replace gasket, but honestly there could be several issues goingon that you not seeing.
First off was stud on manifold that broke fixed?
second it could be the.wrong ring because im not sure if the diameter, is the same beteen the2 engine(sohc & dohc) that would be the biggest difference
or third it could have been seated improperly
fourth would be engine vibration broke a bolt at that point and created a gap at the ring(this also play into factor because of #1).

Me personally I like a loud car so long as it doesnt aound like a tractor :)
The stud was fixed, by the shop. The gaskets I gave them included the one for the DOHC engine, (in hindsight) I had ordered by mistake, since it looked like the one that was previously on the car.

The gasket I bought, I wasn't sure fit. I figured they'd take care of getting it on there. It was a little smaller, and I couldn't get it to go on easily. I never thought of it at the time they fixed the broken stud for me, and didn't think of it until I noticed at rockauto the odd looking one that said SOHC only.

The shop told me yesterday, that the manifold looks good, not signs of leaking exhaust (carbon marks), but he did feel some air around the flange where it meets the cat.

I just don't want to risk another broken stud to take off the manifold again :)
Bryan Berndt

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