I did replace the bolts the first time...
I don't want to tighten the bolts and bend the metal from the manifold or anything, it's already on really tightly.
the connection is very similar to this first picture: The header comes to that end with it's two bolt holes as part of the header.
The downpipe from the exhaust has a flange like shown in the second picture, with a fitting that slides around with the two bolt holes.
I'm not sure the muffler shop would be able to weld this? as it's right above/inside the drivers side wheel well.
do i just keep tightening and try to close it like that? It's already wrenched pretty tight and i don't want to break either fitting that the bolts are going through and have to replace something big.
Last edited by bp4131017; 07-17-2010 at 11:16 PM.