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Old 03-15-2017, 09:26 PM
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SilentMaster removal questions!!

New question. I have a 1992 Prostar 190 with silentmaster muffler that leaks. Trying to take it off but I think it's been on since 1992. Any help with removing the hoses from it would be greatly appreciated. I would like to reclassify the areas that are leaking.







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Old 03-15-2017, 09:29 PM
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cut them off - or try pics from autozone...
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:16 AM
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Use a screwdriver to try and work under and around the hose to break the bond.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:19 AM
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Slip small screw driver under hose. Spray simple green into gap. Work your way around the circumference inserting and spraying simple green into gap. Work up to larger screw drivers as needed. Wiggle them to squish the simple green around.

The muffler will be 1000x easier to remove, if you remove risers first. But it can be done without removing risers. You need to give yourself enough slack to get the short hose sections past the riser nipple or muffler nipple. Push the bottom ells further into the long hoses. This will probably not be enough. I've had to kink the long hose to make enough slack. I blocked them up maybe 6-8" at the mid point, while pushing down at the muffler connection. This was enough to clear riser nipple (maybe 2.5" slack needed).

Again 1000x easier to pull the risers first. Less than $20 in gaskets, and you get to inspect water jacket.

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Old 03-16-2017, 08:25 AM
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I did what Legolamb said ^^^... Just additional info but I tried to re glass mine 3 times and it still kept blowing out... Last spring I replaced with dual "Ultra" silencers from Skidim... MUCH better.... I know several have done this for the same reason... You might save yourself some heartache and just bite the bullet... Good luck!
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:45 AM
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I would really prefer to not take the risers off. Don't want to open a can of worms unless it is completely necessary (like bolts breaking off in the manifold, they probably have never been taken out). If I have to I will just patch up the leaks where the muffler is sitting.

What's the size of the hose from riser to muffler, and is it a wired hose?

Thank you to everyone for the help!!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:46 AM
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I did what Legolamb said ^^^... Just additional info but I tried to re glass mine 3 times and it still kept blowing out... Last spring I replaced with dual "Ultra" silencers from Skidim... MUCH better.... I know several have done this for the same reason... You might save yourself some heartache and just bite the bullet... Good luck!
I may just replace. With the dual "Ultra" silencers. I would have better access to the transmission that way.

Do you have any pics, and a parts list to order?

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Old 03-16-2017, 09:03 AM
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I may just replace. With the dual "Ultra" silencers. I would have better access to the transmission that way.

Do you have any pics, and a parts list to order?

THanks
Here you go. Longer muffler(baffle) is not quieter. The ones with the molded-in 45 degree elbow, is actually fairly restrictive.

http://www.skidim.com/MUFFLER-13-ULT...info/289-3000/

So use the bindy hose.
http://www.skidim.com/3-EXHAUST-CORR...o/MPI252-3000/
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:44 AM
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I used these...

http://www.skidim.com/MUFFLER-ANGLED...tinfo/UM-2015/

Worked really well... You will need hose to get from the risers to the silencers.. People at Skidim have it all... I also placed some 5mm neoprene under my silencers against the hull bottom and the stringers just to lessen the possibility of vibration wearing holes in the silencers..

Call Skidim and give them your boat specs.. They will tell you which is best for your boat.. I was going to get the short straights that etduc mentioned above but they talked me out of it... Suggested what I got was better set up for my boat / engine combination. They are VERY knowledgeable. Sorry,, I was a dope and didn't take pics... It came out very nice though.. Sound was perfect for me.. Just a little more growl but not noticeably louder.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:31 PM
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Sorry,, I was a dope and didn't take pics...
To the OP; cut the hose and save yourself a lot of grief.
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