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98 S70 N/A stainless steel exhaust manifold coming down in price... (SPRING 2017)

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98 S70 N/A stainless steel exhaust manifold coming down in price... (SPRING 2017)

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Seems like this eBay seller is trying to get us to buy some exhaust manifolds... at this price, it's almost a no brainer...
$103.82...

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FOR 93-00 VOLVO 850/V70/S70 2.4 STAINLESS FLEX EXHAUST PIPE MANIFOLD HEADER+BOLT

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-93-00-VOLVO ... zm&vxp=mtr

It's down $20 from last year... Do we have any data on this piece?
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Uh oh... there's another player in the low-end N/A P80 exhaust manifold market!

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NEW Exhaust Manifold Kit for Volvo 850 C70 S70 2.4L 5 Cylinder 20 Valve Engine
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Exhaust-Man ... 1312232414

Coming in at $95 shipped...

I don't know if the savings are worth it. This looks like it was put together with remnants of bicycles that were found on the street! For $103, the stainless steel exhaust seems like the better deal...
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Re: 98 S70 N/A stainless steel exhaust manifold coming down in price... (SPRING 2017)

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Ah, grasshopper. One will learn there are many versions of stainless... just ask them what it would cost in "316 SS" and then duck..

At least one Mandarin dialect translate 'stainless' to ' mild steel polished to look like 316 to sell the bargain hunters"
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abscate wrote: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:53 am Ah, grasshopper. One will learn there are many versions of stainless... just ask them what it would cost in "316 SS" and then duck..

At least one Mandarin dialect translate 'stainless' to ' mild steel polished to look like 316 to sell the bargain hunters"
Hahaha!

Thank you for the lesson, sensei! I only know of the kind of stainless steel that magnets don't stick to and the kind that magnets do stick to (e.g., stainless steel appliances).

But wait, are you saying you trust the $95 piece over the shiny one? Interesting...
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I would suspect any stainless coming cheap as being mystery metal. Of course, an exhaust application might not be that important for having the real McCoy.
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Why would you even bother to install one of these? I doubt you would feel any significant performance improvement, but of course I could be wrong.
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850 LPT wrote: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:22 am Why would you even bother to install one of these? I doubt you would feel any significant performance improvement, but of course I could be wrong.
Well, it wouldn't be to improve performance. I just want normal performance! It would be to replace the flex pipe, without chopping up the exhaust manifold. And to save some money over the OE or Proparts manifold. Though, I suppose it would be more economical to simply take off the manifold, buy a new gasket, and weld in the flex pipe...
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Re: 98 S70 N/A stainless steel exhaust manifold coming down in price... (SPRING 2017)

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Fortune has smiled upon you Grasshopper , as your Volvo friend has unbolted a brand new manifold from his parts 1998. Soon your hard earned dollars will flow North on the mighty Hudson, bringing cheer to the King, and quiet to Queens
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