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#16 Jazz ONLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 01:45 PM

FYI there is reason I have toyota for daily drivers..We changed exhaust manifold on sons '89. No surprises, every bolt we cracked loose turned out. My '91 toyota I had to remove compressor pulley to change bearing,,,could not believe i had pulley on work bench in ten minutes!  The quality of the hardware toyota uses is far superior to what you find on the other big name brands auto.  JMHO


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 01:49 PM

. . . and you folks will go out and buy another one of these when it's time and say they are your favorite brand and give the finger to a FORD when it drives by. Go figure!

But it's so fun picking on them Rich!!  I still will never own one of those trucks as they have the same problem..  

 

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 01:52 PM

I just loved my old Chevy trucks, L-U-V! As long as you kept a little oil dry under the bell housing, every thing was great. Then around 1980 GM got cute and started putting Vega transmissions in stuff and claiming Chev engines belonged in Olds and claiming that Citations were a real quality car and they just lost me. It was a slap in the face! I'd rather ride a mule with a McClellan saddle now.



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Posted July 15, 2015 - 02:25 PM

FYI there is reason I have toyota for daily drivers..We changed exhaust manifold on sons '89. No surprises, every bolt we cracked loose turned out. My '91 toyota I had to remove compressor pulley to change bearing,,,could not believe i had pulley on work bench in ten minutes!  The quality of the hardware toyota uses is far superior to what you find on the other big name brands auto.  JMHO

 

Glad I didn't have to be the one to say it :poke:


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 03:18 PM

The quality of the hardware toyota uses is far superior to what you find on the other big name brands auto.  JMHO

 

I worked for Toyota back in the late 60's and we noticed then that they had some special threaded fasteners on their exhaust systems. I don't recall ever having problems getting them loose. They didn't look like stainless or brass. Kind of an odd color. 


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:49 PM

This is just to funny. Before I even seen this post ,today my project was to fix the exhaust on my 2007 with a 5.3. Its been ticking for over a year and I finally did something about it. I removed the inner plastic wheel well and was able to drill out the 2 broken bolts on the RH side [passenger] side of the truck. Used a ez out and the broken bolts came out no problem. Of course it was the very back two. Replaced the gasket [the old was was burnt out] . I bought a exhaust gasket replace kit and also the bolt replacement kit. It was a pain to do but got it done. Started up the truck and could hear a faint ticking comming from the drivers side. Didn't feel like doing it today just took a good look and sure enough the very back one is broken. Not sure yet if removing the inner fender plus exhaust shield will allow me to drill the bolt out yet.It was tight on the passenger side but doable. Guess I'll find out in the next few days. Now the big question whats the secret do we have to change these bolts every could of yrs or what.



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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:57 PM

It's not just GM, just ran into it at the shop on an '04 Ram, Hemi with 96000 miles.


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 08:27 PM

As for 80's Toyotas, exhaust manifolds were the least of your worries, the bodies rusted off long before the manifold had time to leak!
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Posted July 15, 2015 - 09:34 PM

As for 80's Toyotas, exhaust manifolds were the least of your worries, the bodies rusted off long before the manifold had time to leak!

That was every vehicle in the 80s heck even up into the 90s. I remember my dad's s10 my grand parents Buicks all rotted up. Every gm pickup rotted the cab corners and the wheel wells.

My ram 1500 4.7 was missing half the bolt heads on the manifolds. My buddy has a triton v10 with the same problem.

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 10:28 PM

How bad were the late 90's Dodge 2500's? :(



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Posted July 15, 2015 - 10:37 PM

You guys have me afraid to look close at the bolts on our 2001 GMC !


What's the point Al, it's not like you ever take it out of the garage. :poke:
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 06:51 AM

 Now the big question whats the secret do we have to change these bolts every could of yrs or what.

Do you have to use the crap bolts they give you? How about going to Lowe's and getting some galvanized bolts and washers?

 

That was every vehicle in the 80s heck even up into the 90s. I remember my dad's s10 my grand parents Buicks all rotted up. Every gm pickup rotted the cab corners and the wheel wells.

 

Don't forget the Dodge Rams w/ the Cummings engines. The engine would outlast two bodies.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 07:35 AM

 

 

Don't forget the Dodge Rams w/ the Cummings engines. The engine would outlast two bodies.

Yea, to get a great engine, you have to settle for the crap that comes with it.

I saw an 08 or 09 Dodge 2500 the other day, rear wheel wells on the bed were see through.

 

Don't get me started on the Jeep Libertys, man, worse built vehicle since the 85 Escort my wife had when we were dating. Glad I didn't marry into that thing.

my FIL retired from Ford after 45yrs, took me forever to get that brain washing out of my wife hahaha  Then she went and bought the Heep, err, I mean Jeep :wallbanging:


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 08:44 AM

Don't forget the Dodge Rams w/ the Cummings engines. The engine would outlast two bodies.

 

I agree.  My buddy had an 80s Ram with a 318.  We nick named it the "rusty ram"  I remember the day he was showing off the truck to me, and he slammed the door and the driver side mirror fell off.

 

My 2004 the wheel wells rusted out.  I cut out the rust and bought over sized fender flares to make it look normal again.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:32 AM

My BIL's turbo Cummins ate a few trannys up and also a few turbos in the 350K he had it..  The thing would pull a house off it's foundation I swear!


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