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manifold..

yes..its hard tho cuz its been tempered and its like moltened cuz its been so hot..but yes it can be done..
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lol wow.

im gonna say no.
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manifold..

yes..its hard tho cuz its been tempered and its like moltened cuz its been so hot..but yes it can be done..
yea it sucks i just put the 1 4 oz bottle friction modifier additive in the rear-end and another bottle in the tranny and was testing it and mixing it and bam i heard this god aweful noise...haha
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a good welder can do it..you will have to take off the truck to clean up good, patch and weld..but yes it can be done...
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weird. im surprised it cracked. sucks it did
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Do you mind me asking how it happend or do you know what caused it?
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a good welder can do it..you will have to take off the truck to clean up good, patch and weld..but yes it can be done...

have fun getting it off tho lol
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a good welder can do it..you will have to take off the truck to clean up good, patch and weld..but yes it can be done...
the last one this one guy did is right below that cat and hasnt broke yet and that has been 6 or 7 months ago he welded it while it was on the truck so maybe he can do this one because its easier access thn the last one was
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Do you mind me asking how it happend or do you know what caused it?
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Damn I am stupid nevermind
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haha we all have our moments..lol
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it will need to be cleaned REALLY REALLY GOOD..and preheated..and probably a patch made since theres a nice gap..
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Before attempting a repair, I would check with a Ford dealer. The EPA requires cats to be warrantied for 8 years/80,000 miles. If you are under 80k and didn't do any mods or abuse that could have caused the failure, you might be able to get a new cat assembly for free.

If you have something like a poorly supported aftermarket muffler hanging off the cat, that might give them a legit reason to deny the claim. (hint, hint)

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Under the Emissions Defect Warranty for passenger cars and light duty
trucks (vehicles with a GVWR of 8,500 pounds or less), Ford Motor
Company also provides coverage, including labor and diagnosis, for 8
years or 80,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for these emissions parts:
  • catalytic converter
  • compuvalve
  • electronic emissions control unit (PCM)
  • onboard emissions diagnostic device
  • vehicle communication link (VCL) module
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Before attempting a repair, I would check with a Ford dealer. The EPA requires cats to be warrantied for 8 years/80,000 miles. If you are under 80k and didn't do any mods or abuse that could have caused the failure, you might be able to get a new cat assembly for free.
my truck has been rebuilt so i think the warranty was voided


EDIT: i have 84k on it
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Oh well, I guess that takes care of that idea...
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Oh well, I guess that takes care of that idea...
yea ohh well stupid truck is broke again...lol
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why not just get new ones
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why not just get new ones
because iam not ready to do that just yet i want the stupid thing fixed .....maybe one day i will do ceremic headers and all new exaust but until then it will be what it is
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why not just take them off.......?

oh man, is everyone not going to like me now?
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why not just take them off.......?

oh man, is everyone not going to like me now?

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why not just take them off.......?

oh man, is everyone not going to like me now?
because it is FEDERAL law that they be there....
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header time!!
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ohh i see, wait its at the header??

then i look dumb.
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That isn't the exhaust manifold that's broken. From the pic, it looks like the y-pipe just ahead of the PS lightoff cat.
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