Hi all. I’ve been living with an exhaust leak on my ‘94 for a while and it’s starting to drive me nuts. When the PO did the head gasket, he must’ve struggled to get the exhaust manifold off and left a nice gouge in the mating surface. Obviously the real fix would be to pull the head and weld, but I’m in no position to do that right now and few shops near me are even capable of welding aluminum. My dad suggested pulling the manifold, using some JB Weld ExtremeHeat or Muffler Cement to fill the fissure, and then sanding it flat once dry. Is that a horrible idea? Any suggestions will be more than appreciated. Manifold gasket and hardware is all pretty new.