Exhaust Leak From Manifold When Engine Cold on Acura TL

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The exhaust manifold commonly fails on the 5 cylinder engine and may develop an exhaust leak that is especially noticeable when the car is cold.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 141,500 (114,000–204,000)
5 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more2002
11 people reported this problem
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Major exhaust leak from both sides of the motor plus plumes of white smoke spewing from the muffler
exhaust leak