Re: V10 - broken exhaust manifold stud
A little more research on Ford Truck Enthusiast forum shows this is a very common issue, and that people replace them with stainless studs or M8 x 1.25 x 35 flanged stainless bolts. I am leaning to the bolts because you don't have to worry about nuts seizing to the stud, and given the limited space on the van, would make it easier to move the manifold around.
Right now though I am not planning on fixing all of them just that one.
I worry about getting heat in there, in am never good about directing it to the right area and also there is wiring, hoses etc.....
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