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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Manifold Replacement

I own a 2007 5.4 4X4 with 143000 kms. The right side manifold is cracked and requires replacement. I took it to a trusted private repair shop and I was told they don't mess around doing one side since it's such a big job. They jack up the engine and re & re both manifolds with new ones. They quoted me $1500 if no studs break. Obviously that will increase if they have to remove broken studs which from my research sounds likely. I contacted the local Midas and they want $1100 to do the right side only which is in line of the $1500 for both. Do these prices seem steep? I plan to keep the truck for a few years and overall it's in good shape. I don't have the ability to do this myself so that isn't an option.

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Have you gotten a quote from your local dealer? They do it all the time and Ford has a kit for the RH Manifold now. My next question is why not go with headers and an exhaust?

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No I haven't tried the dealer as they usually charge more. Headers and an exhaust system would be a waste of money considering the age of the truck.
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Do the intake and exhaust and enjoy the added power and awesome sound.

Price it out at the dealer and see what they say.

If age was the only factor that mattered a lot of the guys on here wouldn't have their trucks. I thought you said you were keeping it for a couple more years. my bad.

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I contacted the local dealer and they charge $400 for parts, $700 labor + $55 per broken stud. It seems in the ballpark for this type of job around here. Yes I want to keep the truck a few more years but putting a full exhaust system on for $2500+ wouldn't make sense for a truck almost 10 years old. I'd never get my money back on re-sale. All I want is it to be quiet again and not sound ghetto on start up.
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Re-sale on a 2007? Why are you worried? Too many people spend too much time thinking about re-sale and don't get to enjoy what they have.

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I contacted the local dealer and they charge $400 for parts, $700 labor + $55 per broken stud. It seems in the ballpark for this type of job around here. Yes I want to keep the truck a few more years but putting a full exhaust system on for $2500+ wouldn't make sense for a truck almost 10 years old. I'd never get my money back on re-sale. All I want is it to be quiet again and not sound ghetto on start up.
sounds like you have done all your research. time to go ahead with the repair. In my opinion you should do them both as the 2nd one might just about be ready to go. 1x1500 is a lot less than 2 x1100

I don't remember all the manifold and spark plug issues before the modular engines came out. had to really overheat an exhaust manifold on an engine to crack it.

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Ya but James, that's when we had something you could actually call an exhaust manifold.

Such is life. Just passing through.

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I'd never get my money back on re-sale.
No one gets their money back on re-sale, with the possible exception of a house, ask anyone who's spent a bundle on mods.

Like Destructicon said, do it because you love it, enjoy the ride, and don't worry about it, when it comes to vehicles, you'll lose money regardless.

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Ya but James, that's when we had something you could actually call an exhaust manifold.
I have used fox chassis 5.0 shorty stainless headers on a 351 W in an F150 4x4. they worked and fit well, just couldn't find a good R side manifold at the time
and had to do the exhaust to sell the truck. new owner loved it oooooohhhhh headers..........

70s Fseries exhaust manifiolds were huge inside and definitely not restrictive, I had a few trucks that performed better with stock manifolds and 3" single exhaust than they ever did with headers and 2.5" duals. actually got 1 truck real cheap and that was all it needed.

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