Greeting ECC, I have been told I have been told I have a exhaust manifold leak. I have visited my local salvage yard and notice i have atleast three to choose from. will it be smart to take a chance or just purchase new and if so from where?
I'd buy a used one. It's not real common problem to have one go bad (casting flaw or long term leak causing cast to erode),so get a used one and run a smooth file over the mating surfaces,also look closely at the leak area,assuming the leak was between the head and manifold.
I visited a boneyard to day and saw headers on a 78 malibu and was very tempted. I was really looking for a bolt on deal. If I opt for the headers, what should i expect (exhaust wise) to get up and running? Will i have to totally alter my exhaust system. I still have stock exhaust wit cat, but i am also in alabama where there are no smog laws.