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pablo diaz
11-25-2007, 03:30 PM
There is an exhaust leak that i think is coming from where the manifold meets the engine. is there somekind of seal gaskets there and could it be that they are worned out. how can i check

11-26-2007, 03:25 PM
pablo diaz - If you have the 2.0L Zetec there is no gasket. One of the eight nuts may have loosened or the manifold is warped. Remove the manifold and take a straight edge against the manifold if its warped try and file the high spots down to make a flat surface.
If you have the 2.0L SPI you will need to replace the gasket between the manifold and the cylinder head. Its a good idea to make sure that the manifold is flat.