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    Exhaust Manifold


    The manifold itself rarely causes any problems. On occasion, an exhaust manifold will warp because of excess heat. A straightedge and feeler gauge can be used to check the machined surface of the manifold.

    Another problem - also the result of high temperatures generated by the engine - is a cracked manifold. This usually occurs after the car passes through a large puddle and cold water splashes on the manifold's hot surface. If the manifold is warped beyond manufacturer's specifications or is cracked, it must be replaced.

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