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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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1997 f-350 exhaust manifold replacement

Howdy, new to the forum a have a buddy with a driver side manifold leaking as well as the up pipe gasket to the manifold just looking for some pointers, tips, and hopefully pictures. Iíve done manifolds on several other vehicles, have yet to do one on these obs trucks. Looks like Iíll need to remove the wheel and inner fender to get at it. Iíve read most people cut the heads off the bolts pull the manifold and back the studs out with vice grips or a stud removal tool, is this the best way? or will it require the nut and welder trick any help will much be appreciated!
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Oh bye this is 7.3 turbo truck with LOTS of rust.
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I donít even know got to edit my post sheesh Iím sorry in advance lol
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Re: 1997 f-350 exhaust manifold replacement

From the factory, they did not have gaskets at the manifold-to-head joints. Gaskets are available though. I've never had to do them on my truck, so I'm no help on the procedure! Cheers!

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Re: 1997 f-350 exhaust manifold replacement

as i read it online and based on my f super duty 97,i would cut em with cutoff tool flush to manifold(airchisel bolt heads later if reusing manifold) and vise grip the rest.u gotta take off wheel and sawzall some fender to reach right and left bolts.i would do this if i wasnt tired of fighting uppipes in 4 days it seems easy job
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as i read it online and based on my f super duty 97,i would cut em with cutoff tool flush to manifold(airchisel bolt heads later if reusing manifold) and vise grip the rest.u gotta take off wheel and sawzall some fender to reach right and left bolts.i would do this if i wasnt tired of fighting uppipes in 4 days <img src="https://powerstrokenation.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> it seems easy job
. Thatís what Iím doing used a cut off wheel on the heads of the bolts gonna hit em with pb and map torch and hopefully twist em out with vice grips or a stud extractor can I in bolt and remove the fender liner easily or is all that junk like fuse block and #### attached to it?
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Also Iím not using gaskets new manifolds flush to the heads and I got new flange gasket to the up pipes
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Re: 1997 f-350 exhaust manifold replacement

This is what i did on my 96 replacing rusted out driver side manifold.

Bolts were rusted to manifold and were not moving.

I took an air chisel to the manifold and cracked it into pieces and it will brake away from bolts.
Then vice grips took bolts out of head fairly easy

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