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Old 02-14-2012, 12:55 PM
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Help with removing Silent Master Mufflers

I have a 2004 X9 with the MCX350 and need some help with a small problem. There is a leak in the right side Silent Master muffler. The dealer told me to remove it and either have it patched by a fiberglass shop or replace it. I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions on the easiest way to remove the muffler from the hoses and from the engine before I just dig in. I appreciate any help as this will be my first time messing around anything to do with the engine.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:30 AM
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I had to remove the stainless steel exhaust elbows on my mcx to get the hoses off when installing some mufflers. I have a fresh water cooled engine.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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I have a huge obsolete silent master on my ole boat and I had to remove the hoses the other day. I used a small screw driver and worked it all the way around the connections. If you could get you one of those turkey injectors and squirt you some lube in where you can get you srewdriver in it will make it easier for removal. It won't be easy...

Better grease the connections when you go to re install her too... It will make it easy the next time...
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:49 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up getting it off using a flathead screwdriver, dish soap and water. It was not nearly as hard as I was anticipating. I found a guy here to fiberglass the leak for $60 so hopefully I will not have any more issues. I can't believe I had a leak with only 120 hours on my engine!!!
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