Hi, I just got the MOHO back today. Here's the update on the exhaust manifold leak and the swaying, and being hard to handle on the road.
My mechanic installed 4 Bilstein shocks and she rides and handles sooooooo much better now
Also he took care of the leaking exhaust manifolds. He did some research and found that it is best not to use exhaust manifold gaskets, so he had the manifolds machined smooth and put them back on with no gaskets, replaced all the studs too. There is one stud missing on the right side, where the (OTHER) mechanic? that the dealer took it to, broke off a bolt, in the process left a hole in the head. He then tried to weld the bolt back on and used 3 nuts to hold it down, and it still leaked. Charged $900 and it came back with the same leak plus a new hole added. Anyway she is purring now, no leaks and a great ride. My mechanic said he thinks with the new studs and the machined manifold, that it will hold and not leak even with the one missing. We did talk to the dealer about his choice of mechanics, and told him what they had done. He thanked us for the input, but did not offer to help with the repair bill. Someone on this thread, said, that customer service is a very important factor in choosing which RV you consider to purchase. After all I have been through, I agree 100%. That will be a major factor when choosing my next MOHO. While our dealer was great, and did everything he said he would, I will not buy another from him unless he will agree to my choice of mechanic for engine repairs. For anyone who may have a Ford 460 with an exhaust leak, have all new studs installed, machine the manifolds, and install with NO gaskets, and it will save you big trouble and $'s later on. Thanks for all the help
you guys were right on with your advice on everything.