Hi W. Shore,
Ok, I believe you are talking about the Exhaust Manifold. And the only reason I can think off for it needing to be fixed or replaced would be do to it being cracked. And $1,100 is way to much to replace it. The Exhaust Manifold shouldn't cost but about $120 and labor depending on the rare in your area shouldn't be more than a couple hundred.
Now, if it is the Intake Manifold then yes $1,100 is a fair price. But again the only reason to replace it would be because it is cracked.
So, I would contact the garage and make sure of which they are speaking of. Then I would call around and get a few other estimates.
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 10:29 AM