I had the manifolds unbolted, I had a socket in my hand and it slip right down the into the exhaust manifold and down the pipe, I bolted the manifold back on and it seems fine. Should I worry until I get it out? I have to unbolt the Y pipe from the Converter But the bolts are rotten and Im not sure if they are bolts or studs, If they are bolts I'll just cut them out and replace them. Will the socket hurt anything Until I get around to taking the exhaust apart? I only have a couple more weeks till I can drive, So Im thinking if it'll be ok till then, I'll drive somewhere and let someone else do it.
Last edited by Ray_Welder; 06-07-2008 at 10:09 PM.
Yea, I thought of thought but didnt have one at the time, And also it would have to curve around and down the pipe, now its too late as I have bolted the manifold together. If I was still in school I'd just take it to my automotive class....
A socket insn't big enough to block flow is it?
The fasteners on stock exhaust(at least on mine) are studs. When I pulled my Y pipe off, I snapped two studs w/ only 50k on the truck. Good thing though, is that they are just pressed into the flange. So i pounded the studs out, and used 3/8 x 1 1/2 grade 8 bolts/nuts...and just replace the bolts every time i pull the Y pipe for something. That might be something you have to do.
On a side note: I dropped a 3/8 nut in between my header tubes on my chevy....and it rattled and rattled and rattled and it drove me NUTS!
Honestly if you have to ask that then you don't have any business working on your truck.
Sorry but it was a little mistake. I plan on fixing it soon. I couldnt think of anything it would hurt, but I was asking to make sure.
I also don't think you have any business telling me whether I should work on my truck or not and I really don't like being told that I dont because I'm a decent mechanic and I'm good at this stuff.
I pulled the oxygen sensor to make sure it wasn't sitting on it. So that shouldn't be a problem.