Join Date: Dec 2012
My 2009 4.6L snapped a stud off at about the same milage. Luckily it was under warranty still and ford put whole new manifold aswell as 3 other studs in it that snapped when trying to remove. If it weren't for that I would have been looking for a similar answer. I would say look for headers not just a manifold. I like to hear a truck before you see it. But thats not for everyone.
If the mud ain't flyin' ... You ain't tryin'
2009 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6L 2" Ready lift front and rear
1989 Bronco II 4x4 2.9L 6 - 8" skyjacker lift front and rear
1987/89 Bronco II 4x4 work in progress. Full size Dana 44,Ford 8.8 5.0L swap coming