I have a 2.5L engine and I have tracked the exhaust leak down to manifold/block and the manifold/catalytic converter. I believe that I'm leaking from both of these areas.
Can anyone tell me how this would effect engine performance AND if the exhaust manifolds on these engines are prone to warping?
I'm debating on getting a new/used manifold and having it machined flat and then doing a swap. I have to use this truck as my daily driver so I can't really go without it while a machine shop does it's business.
Also, what is the best way to get those darn bolts loose!!!!
1997 Ranger XLT Stepside - 2000 2.5L Engine - Cayman Green - Actually it's running pretty good after new plugs, coils, plug wires, pvc valve and Injectors!!! Runs like a champ!
So, I'll open a homebrew play some Fantasy Football