Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Dentsides Ford Truck

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2002, 01:55 PM
76fordman 76fordman is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sublette USA
Posts: 50
76fordman is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ford Exhaust leak!

I have a 1976 F-150 Supercab with a 1973 400 motor. The other day it started making a ticking noise, so I got up under the pickup and it has an exhaust leak right where the exhaust pipe goes into the manifold. The bolts are extremely tight. Is there a gasket in there that prevents exhaust from leaking out or do I need to try and tighten it even more. Any help would be appreciated. Braxton

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2002, 02:31 PM
KJKozak2 KJKozak2 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Cleveland, WI USA
Posts: 2,404
KJKozak2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.KJKozak2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Ford Exhaust leak!

Sorry I can't answer that yet, but I'm going through this same thing on my 460. I replaced the exhaust manifold gasket and had to put new studs on the manifold. I torqued them to spec and it leaks like a sieve. I even tried to tighten it more to the point of almost bending the flange. No change.

The donut-like metal gasket on mine appears to be part of the manifold so I can't replace it. I plan to work on it tonight until it's fixed, so I can let you know in the morning what I find.

Hopefully some of the more learned folks here will have a solution before then.

Kevin K.



__________________
"All about the V"

Come chill in the Wisconsin Chapter!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2002, 04:23 PM
ford_nut ford_nut is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 378
ford_nut is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ford Exhaust leak!

hi
there is a donut gasket that is sandwiched between the the manifold and the exhaust pipe. if that gasket blows out, you will get a nasty, annoying leak! if you can remove the 2 nuts off the studs and drop down the exhaust pipe, you should be able to replace that gasket. i believe that they are no more than $2.00 each! the trick however, is GETTING those nuts off! GOOD LUCK
__________________
nothin' beats good 'ole ford power!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2002, 10:39 PM
7220driver 7220driver is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: LEBANON USA
Posts: 31
7220driver is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ford Exhaust leak!

Somtimes the only way to loosen the nuts is to heat them with a torch to break the rust free. also,I've had good luck replacing steel nuts with brass, these will not corrode.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-25-2002, 11:27 PM
Vampiro Vampiro is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,124
Vampiro is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ford Exhaust leak!

if you can't get the bolts out wouldt something like seal a gasket or a liquid gasket that gas or oil and stuff doesn't affect?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-26-2002, 12:28 AM
Unclej78 Unclej78 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2
Unclej78 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ford Exhaust leak!

Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2002, 12:28 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1976, exhust, ford, leak, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup