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Manifold gasket on passanger side

My truck has been noisy for a while. Estimates are upwards of $700 canadian. I put the truck on ramps and climbedunderneath it today. The gasket came off in two pieces. There does not seen to be any damage to the manifold and there is a gap between the muffler pipe and the manifold. Of the 3 bolts that are on the manifold flange, 2 of the 3 bolts are still there but I dont have the proper socket to get them off (think its 7/16) the 3rd bolt does not have a bolt.
What are my options?

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Torch them till they glow and use a pair of vice grip pliers to remove them and buy a new set of bolts from your local parts store, be sure and have a tap ready to clean out the threads after you remove the bolts -jeff

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