4.0L exhaust manifold - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-19-2014, 07:31 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 9
4.0L exhaust manifold

Am looking at picking up a '98 Sport with the 4.0L engine. It has 117,000 miles and they are asking $5950. The one down side is a cracked exhaust manifold. Is this a difficult or expensive repair/replacement? Does this sound like a decent deal? (5 speed, hard top, full steel doors)

Thanks.

Jcline8 is offline   Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
mfarr75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jcline8 View Post
Am looking at picking up a '98 Sport with the 4.0L engine. It has 117,000 miles and they are asking $5950. The one down side is a cracked exhaust manifold. Is this a difficult or expensive repair/replacement? Does this sound like a decent deal? (5 speed, hard top, full steel doors)

Thanks.
Difficult: no. Time consuming: yes. Chances of a rusty manifold bolt breaking in the head and giving you hell: high. It will cost you less than $200 in parts to do it yourself. A shop will charge you $600 or so with parts and labor.

Jeep will not likely pass inspection or run very well with a crack in the manifold, which will only get worse, not better. If the dealer or private seller is for some reason comfortable selling you his Jeep with an expensive to fix and known manifold problem that he is too cheap to fix himself, then he should likewise be comfortable giving you a $600 discount on the sale price.

mfarr75 is offline   Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: casa grande
Posts: 1,187
^x2
clull05rubi is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-19-2014, 09:35 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
thgr8alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,658
I recently replaced my intake manifold which is the exact same process to get the exhaust manifold. All in all it wasnt bad. Just a bit time consuming and i cut my hand up a bit. Those bolts are rather challenging to get to and hold on. But i did it... Saved a couple hundred bucks. Not hard at all.. Just time conauming (the bolts mainly)
__________________
1998 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0 I6
33x12.50 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
3 inch Zone suspension lift, Rubicon Express adjustable front track bar, 1.25 inch body lift.
thgr8alex is offline   Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
DFWHighBall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Euless, Texas
Posts: 63
Like the others said it’s just time consuming. If you have a good set of sockets, extensions and misc tools you should be fine.
This is a common issue and I’ve had to replace mine twice already and I need to get off my bottom and do it again since this one is cracked as well. Hopefully you’ll be one of the more lucky ones and only have to do it once. But even if you fall into my shoes I use it as a great time to do upgrade’s while I’m under the hood.
DFWHighBall is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.