Hope someone can give some advise here. Just bought a 96 4x4 with 2.7 4 cyc. Has crack in exaust manafold, and I understand this is a common problem. What do I replace it with so I do not continue with this problem? Thanks
Same here. I was going to get it welded up, but for a few hundred bucks a replacement would pay off not having to pull it again a few years from now chasing a new crack.
Also, for those they may want to weld it. Where I work, we sometimes have to do some welding on heavy/thick cast iron. You should drill a hole at the ends of the crack, as small a hole as you can drill, prior to welding the crack. The crack usually doesn't run, usually.
Found a fix for the exhaust leak on the 2.7L engine. Toyota changed design in 2001 to a welded pipe which appears to hold up and not crack. Cost more than I wanted but less expensive than doing it twice.