Are E36 exhaust manifolds prone to breaking
I have been told that the exhaust manifolds all have a weakness where they break right by the flange that bolts onto the engine. Is this true for all the different engines, or is it only for certain engines.
I have a 318i with an M42 motor and my manifold broke. When I bought the car a couple of years ago I noticed a hissing sound and had the manifold repaired after it completely broke off and the car started to sound like a Beetle. I have noticed the hissing sound again now only a week after having it repaired and I fear that it has broken again. Possibly poor workmanship, I hope not though. It goes "sssssssssss" when I put my foot down.