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exhaust system question

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:48 PM
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I got a lovely surprise when taking my 1993 Ford F-150 4WD in for state inspection. It has cracked exhaust manifolds on both sides along with a leaking front fuel tank. The quote is about $1300 ($600 parts and $700 labor) to fix all of it which it needs to pass state inspection. I have found I can save a bit on the parts ordering them myself online. My question is does that sound like a reasonable price for the labor? Their rate is $70 per hour and they're estimating about 10 hours.

Also, any modifications I might think about with the exhaust system that might offer more power, better economy, etc., while I am into it? Any opinions on headers? Are they worth it for increased power? Better fuel economy?

If it matters, the truck has the 5.0L motor with approximately 87,000 miles on it; I only put about 4,000 miles per year on this truck as it is mainly for recreational use.


Thanks in advance for any input.
 
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:32 AM
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Definately go for headers. Get shortys and they will bolt right up. More power and better mileage. As for the fuel tank, There are aftermarket tanks that are out there that have increased capacities.
 
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:33 AM
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I'd say just do the work with a knowledgeable buddy and save $700.
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:05 AM
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I agree Exaust manifolds arent that big of a job
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I'd say just do the work with a knowledgeable buddy and save $700.
 
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