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Leaking Exhaust (All kinds of fun)

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Old 07-01-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Leaking Exhaust (All kinds of fun)

So, about a year after my parents bought this car, my mother "accidentally" ran over one of those concrete parking bumpers. Ever since then, the car has had the most annoying leak, it ticks for about a minute until the car warms up. Recently I went on a hunt to find the leak, and after tightening all the flange bolts, replacing the header gaskets, and searching the pipes for holes, it went away. For about a week, after which it developed again. It is on the passenger side, and I have a hunch its a warped header, but I figured I should ask around before I go and dump a bunch of money on something that may not be the problem. Suggestions?
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:14 AM   #2
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Could be a cracked manifold. Easiest thing to do would be carry it to a shop and have them find the leak if you can. Most shops are pretty cheap to seal up an exhaust leak. Especially if they don't have to take anything off the car or break out any wrenches.

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