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I have some ticking noise at startup that mostly goes away after warm up.
It was diagnosed as a slightly leaking exhaust manifold where a couple bolt heads broke off....I was told by a shop it was not that bad and ok to drive like this.....how far can I go 2000 miles? 200? 20? 20000?
I am out oftown with a death in the family and would have to drive about 1500-2000 miles before repairing...truck runs good..no codes,oil and temp good.
Will I burn an exhaust valve?

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Its highly unlikely with a little exhaust leak you will burn up exh. valves. Your ecm will adjust if the mixture becomes slightly leaner due to the small exh. leak. Even running open headers (with the right tune) won't burn up exh. valves.

Only thing that would worry someone with an exh. leak is the amount of carbon monoxide that gets into the cabin in such cases like you're sitting in one place for too long. However, with a small exhaust leak from some broken bolt heads I doubt you have much to worry about.
 

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Thanks for that info. I thought and was hoping that

Anything I can do to help it until I get back to repair it?
 
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