The JBA headers for my 3.0 have been sitting on my workbench for 2 months and decided to install them yesterday evening. I had the weekend off and took my time. I unbolted the everything pre and post cats with no problems. I uninstalled the driverside exhaust manifold and installed the driverside with no problem.
THEN....I got to the passenger side....
I'm thinking wow tons of room to work over here, this should be easy, boy was I wrong. I start loosening all the bolts and proceed to the last top passenger's side exhaust manifold. SNAP....Now I panic. I quickly unbolt everything and get the exhaust manifold out. Bolt is broke below the surface....I drive all over town trying to find a close quarter drill with no such luck. I try my dremel and get a hole in the center but tore through 3 drill bits.
Also the Y-pipe doesn't line up at all on my 4wd.
Will an exhaust shop be able to blow out the broken stud on the manifold? I got everything bolted up but you can hear all the exhaust leaks. I can't redo the exhaust so I have to take it to a shop to have that fixed but I'm really concerned about the manifold driver's side bolt.
I'm kinda dissappointed with JBA and their headers being so far off from the factory Y-pipe.
Any advice....besides being bummed out.