I replaced my old exhaust manifold this weekend with one from the wreckers. Anyway the replacement manifold is touching the top of the motor mount bracket on the driver side of the engine. It is a 2.5 liter 88 yj.
Does that look right to anyone else? I highly doubt it was engineered like this. On the old manifold the fourth manifold tube at the back of the motor(closest to the firewall) was cracked all the way through. I suspect this clearance issue was why it was cracked in the first place. What do you all think?
I have needed to grind on a couple of manifolds to get them the clearance. Mostly the EGR block off plate area. I can not see the pic, but assume its near that area. Grind a little just to get a tiny gap. Since they are solidly mounted no need it huge gap.
I replaced the motor mount and like Cracked Cornish said it made no adjustment to raising the manifold off of the bracket. Will grinding the motor mount bracket affect the integrity of the bracket itself?