Re: exhaust leak, serious or not that big a deal?
hehe, i keep the windows up at all times. I would not want to die that way however. THe car is an 89 ford probe lx 2.2L automatic non turbo.
I drive the car strictly for economy, i am not someone who races the car under any circumstances. This exhaust leak wasn't seen by myself when i bought the car,and wasn't mentioned by the previous owner. Live and learn i guess. I definately should've done a better inspection, and not rushed it, but you learn something new everyday, and I will never do that again.
Anyways, I have seen Pacesetter headers on several sites in the price range of $169 for my model, along with free shipping. I am not looking to increase the speed of the car, but if it increases fuel economy slightly, that would make me happy. Yes, I am willing to spend $170 to stop that exhaust manifold leak. I know that removing the manifold and installing the headers would stop the leak.
My only real questions are, is putting the exhaust headers on a difficult task? Is it something i could do along with my dad in our driveway?
We are both very mechanically inclined, and have done plenty of other work on the car, just nothing this complex. I have a haynes manual, which shows how to take off the exhaust manifold, and the pacesetter headers come with instructions. Sorry for the long post, but again, thank you all very much for the previous and future responses.