Hey guys. i just wanted to post up here for all to read. i want to give a big thank you to 4XRICK. he was down from washington and met me in Junction City, at his uncles house and helped me with my truck. It was really great of him and his uncle to take time out of their day and mess with my truck. It took a little effort but they were finally able to get the broken stud out of my exhaust manifold..it broke twice..first when using a stud remover it broke off flush with the manifold. so then after drilling it out, it broke again inside the manifold when using the "e-z-out"..ended up having to just drill the whole thing out and re-tap the manifold. But its done,fixed, and nice and quiet..no more annoying exhaust leak. they were also able to help me figure out what exactly was going on with the rear output shaft on my t-case. and it looks as tho it will be a eazy fix. we didn't do it today because i still don't have much energy and strength these days. and even tho Rick and his Uncle were kind enough to do it for me. i was still worn out by the time they were done, and needed to take my meds and lay down for a bit. but once again thank you rick. and tell your uncle thanks to. you guys are great..