Exhaust leak part 2

Discussion in 'Exhausts' started by 07GtS197, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. 07GtS197

    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

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    Since I had to get under my 07 yesterday to tighten up the shifter arm bolt I thought I might as well try and mess with that pesky exhaust leak again. I have a pypes off road x pipe, I do NOT recommend this or any 3 piece design, so I loosened all the clamps so I could reposition the rest of the x pipe to seat the flange on the manifold. As soon as I touched the flange the entire down pipe moved! So it wasnt even tightened all the way. I could move the pipe in and out at least 1/8 of an inch. No wonder. So I took out my 15mm socket, my swivel, 3 extensions and ratchet, put it on the nut and... it wouldnt budge. I couldnt get it to tighten or loosen so Im stuck. Other than getting long tubes and removing everything at once, is there any way I can attampt to fix this without spending too much time or money? Imo its almost not worth it to try and fix it, hence the long tube idea but Id rather not spend the money right now if I dont have to.
     
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    96blak54 Well-Known Member

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    Well buddy....ill break it down for you so brace yourself!

    It appears to me the cost to repair whats going on along with labor, busted knuckles, loosing a religion ...etc.

    My recommendation? ....purchase a quality set of long tube headers, stage8 locking bolts, and quality header gaskets!

    Really the only solution!
     
  3. 07GtS197

    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

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    I was afraid of that lol. Eh its ok. I have enough money as is but I try not to get too crazy with it lol. Ill just save up and do it. I tried to get a hose clamp around the manifold flange but all the damn mosquitos got to me. I was hoping there would be a simple short term solution, oh well. Thats this hobby for ya, its not cheap.