Muffler replacement advice needed MTD tractor
I am going to be replacing an engine in an MTD Lawn Tractor (MODEL 771) which will require me to replace the muffler.
Before getting into the job I would like some advice/information from someone whoÂs been there - on the connection between the muffler and the exhaust pipe. The parts diagram only shows the pipe fitting into a hole in the muffler. There are no clamps or bolts to seal the pipe to the muffler.
So Â I have a couple of questions before I launch.
1) Am I seeing this correctly or is there some other part that I am not seeing?
2) Is this a tight fit Â is any "cement" or anything added to seal the pipe and the muffler?
3) The muffler that I will be removing has a good deal of rust on it. Is it possible to separate the old muffler without destroying the exhaust pipe?
Any other ticks, traps or techniques would be appreciated in making the separation work without destroying the exhaust pipe - WD-40, heat, prayer Â before I start hitting it with a hammer.
I know this has been done before but IÂve tried several searches and googles Â and no hits.
Thanks for any advice or suggestions.