So, my car is in the shop until Monday getting a new exhaust manifold and catalytic converter as Dave mentioned a few days ago. The shop took the old manifold off and was nice enough to let us take pictures of it.
So, there’s my manifold, cracked all the way around. Not really a huge problem, but we didn’t want to drive the 1600 miles back to Oregon with it like that. Also, when it was taken off they told me that cat had to be replaced. Not surprising since I have over 196K miles on my car.
Here’s the part Dave originally replaced in his previous post. It may not have been the problem but it definitely needed to be replaced. Old one is on the left, although I’m sure it’s obvious…