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Old 11-13-2009, 09:14 PM   #15
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But if they are rusting already won't you hAve to replace them somewhat sooner ?
No. The manifolds are made of very thick metal. It would take decades of constant exposure to water to cause them to rust to the point of replacement. The film of rust on the surface can actually help seal the moisture away from the raw metal too. Once the film forms it slows down the reaction.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:20 PM   #16
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No. The manifolds are made of very thick metal. It would take decades of constant exposure to water to cause them to rust to the point of replacement. The film of rust on the surface can actually help seal the moisture away from the raw metal too. Once the film forms it slows down the reaction.
Yea, they crack from being heat cycled before they rust threw. we'll all be dead before that happens.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #17
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Yea, they crack from being heat cycled before they rust threw. we'll all be dead before that happens.
There's a junk car from the 1950's in the woods near my house. It's been there since the early 60's just sitting there and being shot at by hunters and rednecks target shooting. The hood and doors are all open and it's been smashed inside and out. The exhaust manifolds look like the ones on any other car with cast iron manifolds. If you could cut the bolts off you could probably re-use them.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:12 PM   #18
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At 2200 miles, mine only have rust on the rearward inch or so, everything else looks clean with kind of a grey finish. I'm in CA, and I think different climates tend to rust sooner. Not very humid here.
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:37 AM   #19
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I thought this would be another Rustang thread.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:42 AM   #20
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You're not kidding. I sprayed my wheels off with a hose and I could watch the rust form on the bare rotor like magic. I could SEE it forming.

But if the OP thinks the Camaro rust was a defect, good thing he didn't get a GT500!
Your not kidding now this kind of stuff in the following pictures is not normal

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About to make the purchase myself. Looking at a Black 2SS used 2011 w/1000 miles. I have had asian cars for the past 15-20 years and they must not use cast iron? Time to buy american... Anywho, I am no car junkie but love to learn. The rust thing will bother me since the mani's are exposed. I was thinking of replacing them with long headers, but how can I maximize the HP, any suggestions on type, etc...?
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:41 PM   #22
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Your not kidding now this kind of stuff in the following pictures is not normal
User location = Ontario = salt climate. Go look at any other car with just as many miles that sees moisture from the roads around there.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #23
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About to make the purchase myself. Looking at a Black 2SS used 2011 w/1000 miles. I have had asian cars for the past 15-20 years and they must not use cast iron? Time to buy american... Anywho, I am no car junkie but love to learn. The rust thing will bother me since the mani's are exposed. I was thinking of replacing them with long headers, but how can I maximize the HP, any suggestions on type, etc...?
You're kidding me, right?

Guess which automaker this exhaust manifold is from.

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