Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Harrisburg PA
Bronco Info: 89 351W Eddie Baurer Edition
Anyone install an exhaust manifold doughnut gasket?
Hey all, anyone ever have their exhaust leak at the manifolds to head pipe connection? They have those solid flares there, I do not believe there is supposed to be a gasket, but mine leaks slightly no matter what I do to it. The pipe was cut back further to make custom duals, and I dont want to have to remove it and cut and weld to straighten it as it is only a slight leak when revved, a tiny tick, not even noticeable at idle. But its been buggin me as I just put in a new engine and the truck runs perfect and I want it to sound perfect, anyone know what size that tubing is up there at the head pipe top to the manifolds, im gonna go to Napa and see if they can hook me up with a exhaust doughnut to slip in them. I tightened my manifold connections tight, but im afraid any tighter ill be snapping off manifold studs then ill be screwed and really makin some noise LOL. Almost forgot, its an 89 5.8L