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jro909

Maximum Beating On An Engine With A Leak?

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

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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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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

PETE

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