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Exhaust leak the donut in my exhaust manifold to pipe is leaking and the 3 bolts are there usually rusted away so will have to take the manifold off to drill them out. does chevy ex manifold bolts go into the waterjackets in the head 1995 c2500 350cc

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They don't go into the water jacket, but be careful not to drill any deeper than the bottom of the bolt hole or you can go through to the water jacket, a piece of rubber vacuum hose over the drill works well to limit the drill depth.

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