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So I picked my truck up from the dealership today for the ECM relay recall, and they informed me that my exhaust manifold/s had a leak, but didn't really go into detail. They gave me a quote of $2041 to replace/fix this issue. Does this necessarily mean that one or both manifolds are cracked? Or could it be a gasket leak or something else? Anyone have experience with this, and how does that quote sound? High, low, good? Thanks for the help everyone.
 

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If I can't afford the 2000 dollar fix, I don't think headers b pipe and new cats are in the picture. But thanks for the suggestion.
 

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So I picked my truck up from the dealership today for the ECM relay recall, and they informed me that my exhaust manifold/s had a leak, but didn't really go into detail. They gave me a quote of $2041 to replace/fix this issue. Does this necessarily mean that one or both manifolds are cracked? Or could it be a gasket leak or something else? Anyone have experience with this, and how does that quote sound? High, low, good? Thanks for the help everyone.
Gotta love the dealerships. I have had my truck twice at the dealer complaining about a leak and they can't find anything. My guess is because it is still under warranty and would cost me zero. The dealer finds a leak for you and wants 2k.
 

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So I picked my truck up from the dealership today for the ECM relay recall, and they informed me that my exhaust manifold/s had a leak, but didn't really go into detail. They gave me a quote of $2041 to replace/fix this issue. Does this necessarily mean that one or both manifolds are cracked? Or could it be a gasket leak or something else? Anyone have experience with this, and how does that quote sound? High, low, good? Thanks for the help everyone.
If your under 80,000 miles your emissions are still under waranty, and that covers the exhaust manifold, if they don't want to replace then find another dealership
 

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Cheapest route would be a set of low mileage takeoffs from somebody that installed headers, preferably the "improved" version that isn't supposed to crack. Install is still brutal, $300 on the install would be a deal on a 2WD and a killer deal on a 4WD.
 

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So I picked my truck up from the dealership today for the ECM relay recall, and they informed me that my exhaust manifold/s had a leak, but didn't really go into detail. They gave me a quote of $2041 to replace/fix this issue. Does this necessarily mean that one or both manifolds are cracked? Or could it be a gasket leak or something else? Anyone have experience with this, and how does that quote sound? High, low, good? Thanks for the help everyone.
That quote is out of sight high-dealer sized. A local mechanic can do that work for a fraction of the cost, and may find a simple cause that requires even less expense. We have local, independent mechanics here.
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Cheapest route would be a set of low mileage takeoffs from somebody that installed headers, preferably the "improved" version that isn't supposed to crack. Install is still brutal, $300 on the install would be a deal on a 2WD and a killer deal on a 4WD.
This sounds like a good route, are all years interchangeable? I have a '04. They hit me with a list of things that need to be done. I thought I was taking good care of her, but according to the dealership, not so much. They ran down the list of things that need fixed, their total came out to just shy of 5k, and they recommended trading it in, but I'm not looking for another payment right now. Also a HUGE part of that is dealer labor, as their labor rate is $120 an hour. A few of the jobs I can do myself, and actually knew about and am getting ready to do but a couple I need to have done(high pressure power steering hose, axle seals, and trans cooler lines all need replaced according to them), because while I'm handy, I'm not quite that handy, and I have very limited room as I live in an apartment complex, with a single car garage. Thanks again for the help everyone.
 

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All years will bolt up, but they changed the flange at some point so they are not supposed to crack as readily. Because there is a lot of labor involved, you don't want to put on another set of crackomatics.

PS high pressure hose is about $100 at mynissanparts.com probably get the tranny cooler lines their also, but maybe just replace the oem spring clamps with SS screw drive clamps will suffice, if that is where they are leaking.

leaking axle seals, search up my Replacing Axle Seals With Pics thread. I listed the part numbers. Buy the bearings $27 each , seals $7 each, parking brake shoes $40 for both sides, and parking brake hardware kit $15 from Rock Auto, there is a 5% discount code in their section of the forum. Call around and find a local shop to install the parts, maybe a 4x4 shop.
 

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That quote is out of sight high-dealer sized. A local mechanic can do that work for a fraction of the cost, and may find a simple cause that requires even less expense. We have local, independent mechanics here.
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Mine were just replaced under (extended) warranty, and that's what they told me it would have cost me if I hadn't had the warranty: over a thousand bucks a piece.

Phew!
 

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OEM manifolds (500 each + 500 labor/each side)...

JBA SS headers (375 + 3-500 total labor), cut your OEM cats and reuse them, or get some MF HF #59955, or weld on cat elimination pipes... first two cat options will not throw SES, third option will unless you get foulers or Up Rev tuning...
 

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My Thorley Long Tubes, UpRev, and Gaskets cost me all of $1200. Did the install myself though. A lot less than that $2000 figure they quoted you.

Just about everyone will eventually have problems with the manifolds cracking.
 

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8 years from in service date. Or 80,000 miles.

Sent from that famous app.
 
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