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How to Buy a Good Quality Exhaust Manifold

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The exhaust manifold bolts to the cylinder head of the engine and pulls exhaust gases from the individual ports; combining them into one outlet to flow back into the remainder of the exhaust system. Exhaust fumes are sneaky, and without the support of the exhaust manifold, can leak back into the passenger area of the vehicle and cause individuals who are sitting or riding within the car or truck to suffer from inhaling the toxic gases.

Most vehicles have an exhaust manifold that was manufactured out of cast iron, although tubular and stainless steel are also prime ways that these parts are created. You might even find a catalytic converter that has been incorporated as a part of the exhaust manifold. Your exhaust system goes all the way back to the tailpipe, and one key place that leaks can develop where the cylinder head matches up to the exhaust manifold.

Leaks in these areas often go undetected for a period of time until the shear stress on the exhaust manifold gasket causes a significant failure – this happens a lot when small leaks expand and grow. Cracking is often a problem on the exhaust manifold due to thinner castings that were utilized in order to reduce overall weight.

How to make sure you’re getting a good quality exhaust manifold:

  • Look for a thicker casting: Thicker casting will help maintain the strength of the overall manifold housing and gasket through all the different stressors that are applied to the parts.

  • Careful with remanufactured parts: You want to be sure the “ball and socket” mating point between the head pipe and the manifold are all strong and secure and if you do consider remanufactured parts – that there is no obvious wear on the parts. Look for cracks or damage in the exhaust manifold overall, or where the manifold housing and the resonator and converter join together. Also check the hump in the exhaust pipe where it stretches to cover the rear axle.

Replacing your exhaust manifold can save you not only money, but it can also save you from some incredibly toxic fumes that you and your family could be in danger of inhaling.

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Brian

23 years of experience
131 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
GMC K1500 Suburban - Exhaust Manifold Repair - York Springs, Pennsylvania
Brian was absolutely the best most professional mechanic I ever hired. I would most definitely ask for his services again.
Saturn Vue - Exhaust Manifold - Frederick, Maryland
Finding Your Mechanic and especially Brian was exactly what I needed. Brian is very friendly and knowledgeable. With my busy schedule, this service is super convenient with Sunday hours. I just don't have time to spend in a shop or dealership. Brian's work is top notch and less expensive than taking my car to a dealership.

Jason

22 years of experience
190 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Exhaust Manifold - Nashville, Tennessee
Jason was nothing but professional and courteous throughout the process. I would absolutely recommend his service!
Chevrolet Malibu - Exhaust Manifold - Nashville, Tennessee
Jason did fantastic job!!!! Jason arrived 30 mins ahead of time. Fix my exhaust manifold very quickly. Very knowledgeable about fixing the problem. You can tell he is great at what he does. I will give him 10/10. Will be asking for more his services again very soon. Just Awesome very pleased with the job.

Sidney

13 years of experience
121 reviews
Sidney
13 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Exhaust Manifold - Arvada, Colorado
Sidney did a wonderful job, we had him come to work on our car, the 1st time he wasn't able to do the job because we had other things wrong. We had him come back out to do it once we had those parts. He is very professional, punctual and just nice! We will definitely use him again!! Thank you Sidney!

Steffon

10 years of experience
30 reviews
Steffon
10 years of experience
Honda Accord - Exhaust Manifold - Towson, Maryland
Overall I am very impressed!! Knowledgeable, skilled mechanic who made sure that I'll be satisfied with the repairs on my vehicle. Didn't mind answering questions and made sure that I wouldn't be wasting unnecessary money on parts that wasn't needed. I highly recommend this mechanic, very professional and proficient when it comes to cars. I am satisfied with the work that was done and can notice the difference when driving my vehicle. Definitely will be keeping in touch for future maintenance that will be needed.

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