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Old 10-25-2011, 08:00 PM
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Exhaust Manifold Studs Broken :-(

Well it finally happened to me. I got this truck brand new (2002 F-250 Lariat CC SWB 4X4 V10) and it's only got 30,000 miles on it! I heard a slight exhaust leak so I checked it out and found that the two upper stud nuts were rusted off on both sides and possibly the lower ones also. I was wondering if I should go with the SS replacement studs or should I go with SS bolts instead of the studs? What do ya'll think? Thanks.

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:33 PM
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SS studs. I couldn't get my parts guy to look for SS nuts and washers so I went and found my own. I hear you need to check the stock logs for twisting also. good luck it's a lot of fun if you do it yourself!
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the stockers stainless? I also agree that if you have to remove the manifolds, a trip to the machine shop to have them surfaced is money and time well spent.
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Neither studs nor nuts were SS on mine. The 1st ones the parts guy pulled out were black. After some poking around on fte I got the SS stud part#. But had to find my own nuts and washers.
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SS Short Headers

Does anyone have any experience with this product or opinions on these? They come with all hardware and gaskets for $180 shipped. Thanks <=> FORD F250/F350/EXCURSION 6.8 V10 STAINLESS STEEL HEADER | eBay
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Similar to what I ended up getting I didn't use the supplied hardware
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Do a search on ebay headers.
Many have installed. Some had issues with cracking after a couple years.
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i'd avoid em..

getting what you pay for and all that, dealing with cracked headers is even worse then dealing with snapped off exhaust studs.

spend the money and get a quality set of headers or just replace the studs with quality SS bolts.
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