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Old 08-17-2011, 09:58 PM
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cracked exhaust manifold

so car has been sounding pretty terrible... i couldnt figure it out... took to shop... turns out my left exhaust manifold is cracked :/.... idk how! better yet... they said its $705 bucks to fix... and add a possible $300 on to it if they find more when they take gasket off...


is this an outrageous estimate?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:04 PM
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Re: cracked exhaust manifold

What year and type of jeep do you have? I still have my stock exhaust manifolds from my 5.7 I can sell you cheap if you pay shipping...
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:13 PM
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Re: cracked exhaust manifold

ah man I have 2005 4.7
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:29 PM
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Re: cracked exhaust manifold

Damn sorry brother. But to be honest pulling the headers off my 5.7 was a PITA even for an experienced custom exhaust shop. I cant imagine that it would be much easier on a 4.7. Maybe someone else can chime in?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:36 PM
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yeah im open to absolutely anything. I might call around and see if i can find at a junk yard or something... anything.

I dont have the money on me now to pay 700
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:48 PM
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Re: cracked exhaust manifold

Ouch, update with what happens man, ill keep an eye out for a manifold for ya
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Re: cracked exhaust manifold

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yeah im open to absolutely anything. I might call around and see if i can find at a junk yard or something... anything.

I dont have the money on me now to pay 700
check car-part.com and use your zip =]
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found one for 45 bucks 30 miles from home... is that a good price?
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Absolutely, go get it, gotta jump on a good deal when you can
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Re: cracked exhaust manifold

The estimate they give is based on OEM dealer prices, which is a total rip off. I do not understand why delaers rip of customers so much on OEM parts; for example, I went to buy an EGR valve yesterday and the dealer wanted $ 125, so went to NAPA down the street and got one for $39.
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I do not understand why delaers rip of customers so much on OEM parts.
We call 'em 'stealerships' for good reasons. Customers too dumb to know how much they're getting screwed are hugely profitable.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:36 PM
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Re: cracked exhaust manifold

Dang! Cracked? I'd maybe get a second opinion. A lot of times on the 4.7 the rear manifold bolts can either snap or loosen.
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