Fighting With Exhaust… And WE WON!!
We had a battle with the exhaust. So it took two installments on the video side to get this documented. We did notice that the header we broke the stud on has had the flange welded back on at one point and was actually starting to fail again. This is most likely due to over tightening. If you watch the video we give a tech tip towards the end regarding how this can happen.
You can see in the pics below the extra “booger” welds that were done in haste to get the flange back on the header.
To pull that flange away from the header like that, it would have to be over tightened with an impact wrench. The ball and the socket have to line up properly or they will leak no matter how tight they get.