But I think even with that, it will effect the O2 sensor and possibly lead to a clogged cat.?:undecidedI think I have a manifold gasket leak as I have that exhaust tick-tick-tick noise but no crack in the manifold. So I just leave it alone, so it leaks a little bit, oh well
It is unlikely that none of the studs will break. But $1100 is about double what I paid my GM dealer last summer. That's after they upped their quote after breaking 4 studs. I think they know you're in a bind being away from home and are taking advantage of you. Maybe another dealer who thinks you're a longer term visitor and not desperate might give a fair price.two different dealers quoted over $1100 each just to R&R, and that is ONLY IF nothing breaks ( wtf) then they add on more!
So whatever happened with this manifold job?02-25-2011, 07:33 PM
Tomorrow morning I am hitting the bolts with heat/cold/heat/cold and more penetrating oil before I start trying to loosen them.
Wish me luck... I really don't want to snap any of these bolt heads off. :no::no:
I'll post pics later on.
I hate to have my first forum post be an "oh yeah, me too" but it is.
Had a Check Engine Light, code was Bank1 O2 Sensor.
Could not get O2 Sensor out with heat shield on, remove shield.
Cracked Manifold. Figures, Search on net, find forum, realize issues.
Get O2 Sensor out with pipe wrench, put in new O2 Sensor, order new parts.
Manifold - 88890560 - $133.65
Manifold Gasket - 88890561 - $9.02
Downpipe Dounut - 15167765 - $12.52
Shipping - $32.59
Total - $187.78
Now I will deal with bolt breakage as it happens. Lets hope at 107,000 miles they wont (who am I kidding?).
Let's hope this fixes the O2 Sensor issue, and the Check Engine Light goes off....
The real worry, is shift problems, after the light came on, if you accelerate in ANY gear, under WOT, it climbs to like 5k rpm, never shifts....if you back off the throttle it will shift. Replace what it indicates and move on.
Lets hope that fixes the problem, as the Computer is the problem not know what is going on (who am I kidding?).
Any ideas otherwise?