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Old 06-10-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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Exhaust Manifold help

I have a crack in my exhaust manifold (passenger side) and I am wanting to get it fixed. Would welding my old one and fixing it or replacing it with PaceSetter Shorty Headers be the best choice? I need to know the best choice concerning price,efficiency, and durability.
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Best choice is find a pair of 94-98 factory manifolds.
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Okay thanks I'll try to find me some
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I have a crack in my exhaust manifold (passenger side) and I am wanting to get it fixed. Would welding my old one and fixing it or replacing it with PaceSetter Shorty Headers be the best choice? I need to know the best choice concerning price,efficiency, and durability.
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if you can't afford some right now, get it welded. it should hold up until you have the money to buy new ones. IMO if you're going to have this car for a while longer you should buy brand new headers and get them put on. it's only a matter of time before your driver side starts to crack. This just happened to me and I have a 2004 with 108k miles. I should have bought new ones but the drivers side exhaust manifold completely cracked and it sounded like a motorcycle so I only had enough money to replace one which cost me $400. And I still have a small crack in the passengers side...
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My passenger manifold was cracked for a while and the noise was rediculous. Got it welded and it broke again after three weeks. Weld and buy new headers when its good for u cause manifold will crack again.
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Welding it requires taking them off, I suggest like low said get some manifolds off a 94-98 or get shorty headers
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Getting shorty headers would require me getting both sides replaced which will end up being a lot more than is needed. I was going to just replace the cracked manifold with an OEM replacement (new). That way I would only have to buy one. I don't really see the point in getting it welded, it won't last and they still will have to take it off.
Also why are the 94-98 exhaust manifolds better than the new edge manifolds? I've seen people say they were better other places too, but I don't understand why. And would they fit my car the same?
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Getting shorty headers would require me getting both sides replaced which will end up being a lot more than is needed. I was going to just replace the cracked manifold with an OEM replacement (new). That way I would only have to buy one. I don't really see the point in getting it welded, it won't last and they still will have to take it off.
Also why are the 94-98 exhaust manifolds better than the new edge manifolds? I've seen people say they were better other places too, but I don't understand why. And would they fit my car the same?
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Yes, the headers will fit. Got a set of 95s on mine. The end where the header connects to the exhaust is bigger letting more air flow sufficiently. Also changes the sound giving a deeper roar. I paid big money for mine back in the day and just thought it was aftermarket headers. You can grab em up at a recycling center (junk yard) and put them on yourself. It's not a hard project.
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I've looked at the instructions for replacing that stuff and it looks hard and time consuming lol. Not too sure how good or if id be able to do it
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I've looked at the instructions for replacing that stuff and it looks hard and time consuming lol. Not too sure how good or if id be able to do it
How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy
Here is a link it is easy and the passenger side is the easiest. Nothing is in your way. Less than 10 bolts and 2 hoses. You can put the vacume lines on back wards, it will be ok. 2 bolts where it connects to the exhaust pipe and a few holding the headers to the engine.
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The flange is about 1/4in wider on the SN95 V6 stock manifolds verses the new edge ones. The difference between the two is the NE stockers are log manifolds (good for turbos) but the SN95 V6s came from the factory with shorty headers, so compared to the NE stock ones they are an improvement for less than half the price of new BBK or w/e shorties. I got the pair i have from a you-pull-it for about $40
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If you don't want to get new headers just get it welded at a really good shop. My driver side manifold completely broke right before it bolts in to the midpipe. I mean completely broke like in two separate pieces. I went to my neighbor and he took it to work and got it welded real good. It's been a year and its holding up good. I have an extra pair of exhaust manifolds with 20k miles on them without the egr tube
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Where could I find some SN95 headers/manifolds? I might try putting them on myself. And could someone tell me what an egr valve looks like, I know it hooks onto the manifold but that's about it lol
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The egr is the flying saucer looking part right at the front of your upper intake...and you can find those headers at junk yards.
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There aren't any junk yards near me. Is there a website that sells them cheap?
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You can try and find them on eBay. I just looked it up on google. But if you need them I can sell you mine for a fair price
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You have the older style manifolds? Yeah ill buy them if they are in good condition
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I have a pair, but I used them for my motor swap. I have the 99-04 manifolds
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Yeah I'll buy them. I'm guessing they don't have cracks do they? How much would you want for em?
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Can't really name a price. Tell you what. If you check online and find a price you like ill match it and go lower
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Okay sounds good, I'll try to find me some for comparison. In the mean time, in your previous post, you said it was without an EGR tube; what exactly does that mean? lol


Also why is there a slot in the passenger side header (the one on the left)? http://www.ebay.com/itm/PaceSetter-7...fb3e5c&vxp=mtr
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That's where the egr tube screws in lol. Pop your hood and take a look at your manifolds the passenger side one. There's a tube screwed in there that leads to the egr

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Oh wait you mean where it bolts on to the motor? That's probably a sticker or something. Nothing there
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Okay thanks. So the one you have doesn't have a place to screw in the egr? How does that work, what do you do with it?
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Yes it does. I'm saying that it doesn't have the actual tube because I took it off. Yours has it anyways so all you need to do is take off the tube and place it on the ones you're putting in your car
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Oh okay. I understand. Thanks for clearing that up. But I found some shorty headers for 120 and I think I'm going to go ahead and get those, sorry
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No problem man if you have the money it's better to upgrade
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That's what I'm thinking! Get a broke manifold replaced AND upgrade at the same time lol
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That's what I'm thinking! Get a broke manifold replaced AND upgrade at the same time lol
Exactly! Let us know if you need help with the install. And don't forget to replace the gaskets!
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I'll definitely need help with the install lol. But the headers come with gaskets integrated into the headers so I won't forget haha
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I'll definitely need help with the install lol. But the headers come with gaskets integrated into the headers so I won't forget haha
Well that saved you about $15 haha let us know
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