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Maximum Beating On An Engine With A Leak?


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#1 jro909

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:00 PM

my 5.3 has a pinhole size exhaust leak on a rear manifold from a missing bolt....my question is, should i be babying this thing(slow accelerations, low rpms) or what can i do to slow the leak as much as possible...i know its just going to get worse over time but i haven't struck oil yet
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

I'd check your local salvage yard for a replacement.

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#3 jro909

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:37 PM

i'm not comfortable with dealing with exhuast manifolds, plus i'm unsure if the bolt is even out of the hole or if the head just fell off....plus isen't there a gasket in there? id rather pay somebody to fix it but i have to save money...in the mean time i was just looking for tips or solutions to ease the burden under the hood, i can't notice the leak really at all unless i'm parked in a cubicle
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:29 PM

if you let it go too long it will start to erode material
exhaust manifold cast iron
probably aluminum head that will be a future problem aluminum will erode faster than cast iron
i know from experiance
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