After market vs OEM exhaust manifold
Hello all. I have been following this forum for a while but this is my first post. I have a 1990 ranger xlt 2wd 2.9L with 5 speed. I need to replace the rh exhaust manifold because mine is cracked. I took it to Midas for an estimate and gagged over the cost. I have the tools and ability to do it myself so I've been checking and I can get an after market manifold for about a third the cost from the ford dealer. My question is, does anyone know what problems I might have using an after market manifold (i.e. is it going to have all the holes in the right places and such)? I have checked around locally (Portland, OR) and haven't found a used one in much better shape than mine. Thanks for your time.
1990 XLT EXT. CAB 2.9 V6