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Old 11-13-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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I have a 00 V6 mustang and at times you can hear a noticeable leak in the exhaust manifold. It has the same old stock exhaust system and crazy as it sounds Im fairly happy with it. The question I have is who makes headers that would be a direct bolt on for the rest of my exhaust or do I need to replace it all?
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Is it on your passenger side?
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No I believe it is on the drivers side.
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Re: exhaust leak

Hm...ok. I know on my car, my passenger manifold separated where the manifold meets the midpipe.
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Old 11-14-2005, 06:35 PM   #5
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Re: exhaust leak

Thanks Ill check that out.
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I have a 00' and the right head split apart on me too. Right by the mide pipe and egr line. You're better off replacing it but if you must you can either take it to a fab shop or a muffler shop and have them weld it back for you. Before I replaced the heads this is what I did with no problems. Watch out though muffler shops want to rape you like 70 dollars for a simple weld!!!! This exhause leak is very very common. Its been highlighted all over the web! In the exact same place. When you get the head off look at where the heads are welded and then look at the left one. You'll notice that the left one is much much more stronger!!!!
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Re: exhaust leak

It's not the heads..it's the manifold. But yeh, Ford just won't do a recall on it, and I want my 180 bucks. I still have the split manifold and my receipt if they ever decide to do a recall lol.
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Re: exhaust leak

Disconnect the egr line and mid pipe and what do you have? Headers.
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Re: exhaust leak

Same thing happened to me on the passenger side. I just went with MAC LT headers, but any Shorty header for our car from any company will bolt directly up. Change the sound a little, but not much. If you decide to change the headers BE SURE to replace the header gaskets too. If not it'll prolly leak after the install. If you are gonna install them yourself, be prepared for a BEAST of an install, Not hard just slow,hard to reach, and tidious. Good luck.
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Re: exhaust leak

Haha...I took off my blown manifold and put a new one on...with no jack...with my car lowered 1.5. It was very very interesting. Luckily I had already done an egr delete.
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Get yourself a pair of Mechanix gloves if your swapping headers or be prepared to bleed.
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Re: exhaust leak

Nah, it's not that bad.
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Re: exhaust leak

Please quit calling it a manifold!!!
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Re: exhaust leak

Well what do you want to call it? It's not a head, it's an exhaust manifold. It's not headers b/c well...it's not aftermarket.
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Re: exhaust leak

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Well what do you want to call it? It's not a head, it's an exhaust manifold. It's not headers b/c well...it's not aftermarket.
I call it a manifold aswell....don't headers also merge into a single collector instead of the 3 pipes going into 1 one at a time? And the install isn't too bad, just takes some time. I put jba shorties on my v6 with handtools in my driveway in probably about 3 hours
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:40 PM   #16
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Re: exhaust leak

Im thinking of getting Mac shorty headers but do I have to get a H pipe too if I go the header route. I can do it just dont want to do it if i dont have to.
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Re: exhaust leak

You don't have to get an H-pipe. Your car will run fine with true duals. That's what my exhaust is run as.
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Re: exhaust leak

Thanks I appreciate it. Just ordered them.
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Re: exhaust leak

But....the only thing is...will shorties hook up to the stock y pipe? I'm kinda curious now...
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Re: exhaust leak

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Please quit calling it a manifold!!!
quit calling it a head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
head is this

exhaust manifolt as it should be called is this

Its called an f'ing manifold
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But....the only thing is...will shorties hook up to the stock y pipe? I'm kinda curious now...
my JBA shorties did:dunno:
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Re: exhaust leak

Ah ok, well good deal then.
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Re: exhaust leak

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quit calling it a head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
head is this

exhaust manifolt as it should be called is this

Its called an f'ing manifold
Oo those are some pretty rusty leaf springs.
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