- Aug 14, 2013
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- Somewhere around Charlotte
- Ram Year
- 2020 2500 Laramie Longhorn
Ok so I have learned a new fact that might change things. I'm at 52k miles, and I thought my powertrain warranty expired at 50k, but it is in fact good until 60k. Assuming a cracked manifold is covered under powertrain, I can choose to just get another OEM manifold installed under warranty for a second time... but, aren't I right in assuming it's way more likely than not that it will crack again? What are the chances I get it replaced a second time and it does NOT crack again? I think slim. Anyways, what do you guys think about having it warrantied again with a stock manifold, versus just scraping that idea and just doing it with shorty headers and expecting this manifold cracking issue to be resolved for good?
I have made some inquiry and effort into seeing if Ram would warranty the labor and let me bring in a shorty header for them to install, but my expectations of getting that approved is very low.
Legally, exhaust manifolds are covered by the Clean Air Act for 8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever comes first. Almost every part of the emissions system is covered.
I would let the dealer replace them.
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