So, I figured while I could, I’d get the missing cat replaced on the right side of my car. (It was deleted before I bought it.) If it would allow someone to weld up the exhaust leak that has my CEL continually lit, even better.

The guy replacing the cat says it’s no problem. But upon closer inspection, he points out that the manifold is cracked. He could weld that closed, sure...but recommended just replacing it as a more reliable option. Okay, sure. Let’s go find an exhaust manifold.

Auto Zone: “We can’t get that for you, sorry.”


Pep Boys: “We don’t carry that for your car.”

Napa: “Sorry, we don’t have that.”


Toyota dealership: “We could have that shipped in for you in three days. $632.”

*le sigh*