Is it true our 5.2 has no exhaust manifold gasket? If so I wonder where this damn exhaust leak is coming from on the rear pass side of the exhaust manifold. I saw something on another forum about a gasket for the EGR tube. Anyone else had this problem?
I cant see what year your Jeep is on the mobile phone, but 96+ did not have the egr system. On my 95 I did have a leak where the egr tube bolts to the exhaust manifold. $3 gasket at the dealership and all was good again. Kind of a pita to get to, so I ended up bending the heat shield back a bit to get better access.
Also, there should be an exhaust manifold gasket. I have seen them on summits website.
1995 ZJ 5.2L V8 318. 230,000 miles and still rollin.
When I swapped motors recently in my ZJ (5.2), I noticed my 96 had a EGR system. So I finally got the motor out, looked on the back, "CAS 4/15/09. "
Had a 93-95 motor put in by the PO(I got super pissed when I found that out)...so now I have a EGR system that had screws in all the vacuum lines so they're plugged. That's how I found it, that's how I'm leaving it. That EGR line from the manifold to the intake is a major pain in the *** to unscrew. So easy to screw in though.
I did put exhaust gaskets on when I put the manifold on the new motor. Hopefully they won't fail anytime soon...
94 ZJ Laredo. 5.2 Crate engine. 6in JKS SA Lift. 33in Destination MTs. ARB Front Bumper.
Yeah the leak i have isnt bad. You can see some carbon back there from wherever its coming from...and you can hear the annoying ticking sound from it. Once i get it from nc to california and get all settled in I'll work on it.