Well, Murphy's law stroke again. I was just an hour or so shy of finishing when tightening the bolts, top and bottom far back, on the passenger's side exhaust manifold when <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> both broke. First the one on top and I was like hell I will leave it like that and then boom the bottom one.

I am not going to lie when I say I grabbed a piece of pipe and sat down because I was about to cause major damage. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

Now I have no choice but pull the head again to drill and remove the bolts. I love my Mitsubishis but when you talk about crappy fasteners they are #UNO.

I have had a busy week and the next one will be about the same so it will not be until the following weekend that I will have 3 days to remove and hopefully have an uneventful installation.


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...