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Exhuast leak how hard is it to change the gaskets???? and do i have to take the motor out to do this????thank you

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  • steven33nj07 Nov 11, 2008

    350 5.0 and its the exhaust manifold

  • steven33nj07 Nov 11, 2008

    is there a way to seal the leak???? a bolt fell out and put a new one in and the noise lessened but is still alittle loud

  • steven33nj07 Nov 12, 2008

    the bolt fell out and i put a new one in......but whan it fell out a piece of the gasket fell off..so now theres still a little leak where the gasket is missing

  • steven33nj07 Nov 12, 2008

    the bolt fell out and i put a new one in......but when it fell out a piece of the gasket fell off..so now theres still a little leak where the gasket is missing

  • jason_furnes Dec 11, 2008

    what can i do

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Would be great to know what engine. Also what kind of exhaust leak, exhaust manifold or what, need more info to help you.

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Not real easy and when they get this old the bolts somtimes break off. also check for crack in the exast manifold. when you get them off you should have them surfaced.
i always put them on without gaskets and they seem to do better.

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    paul erickson Nov 11, 2008

    no there isnt a quick easy way to seal the leak you will need to remove it and have it resurfaced.

    just a note dont force the bolts out you will need to remove them real smooth so you dont break them off. and the bolt that is missing broken off or fell out?

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    paul erickson Nov 12, 2008

    the onlly way to stop the leak is to remove it and have it surfaced.

    good luck and hope you dont have any bolts break

    later paul

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Was the question answered? is this a cast iron manifold? the reason for the leak is the bolt falling out allowed the manifold to warp, once warped just putting the bolt back in won't stop the leak, the factory doesn't use gaskets on the manifold in most cases unless they are factory tubular exhaust, you can pull the manifold and have a machine shop true the mating surface if it isn't cracked, you can also get an aftermarket gasket, but that is a short term fix and the gasket will blow out in a monthe or so.

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