I found an exhaust manifold bolt in the driveway yesterday. Yup, drivers side rear stud is gone. Not leaking badly (yet) but it would be silly to leave on our planned 3000 mile fall trip knowing that it is likely to completely fail in Wichita Kansas. I read a few reports on forum members doing the job themselves and Wow! You guys are amazing, I'll do the plugs, shocks, brakes and bearings but have to admit that dropping the engine and extracting / drilling out the manifold studs is just more than I'm willing to do.
Can anyone recommend any shop in the Seattle area that they would trust with this job?
My (slightly expensive but excellent ) dealer / repair shop, Evergreen Ford, is booked out to the middle of Sept. I'm hoping to get something done this week or next.