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Hey, sorry for the dumb question here , but i was taking my exhaust apart.I pressure washed it , and this tiny little washer type thing came flying off.Im not sure what to call it but the gaurd that goes over the exhaust, i think it came off of there.Iv researched but cant find anything.Could you guys be so kind and help,to where its located and what to use to stick it back on?

Thank you

Here's a picture of it

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It came off of this somewhere

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Is it black rubber?

Any chance it is the grommet for the rear-most side panel peg

and installs further back along the exhaust at the bracket on the

top of the muffler, instead of in the area of the heat shield shown

in the second photo?

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I don't think so, i was pressure washing the heat shield when it flew off, i don't think it installs farther down the exhaust.

 

And yes it is a black piece of rubber 

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Although the description of the part I am looking at

is 'Rubber, Side Cover', a second look suggests that

its purpose may be to cushion the muffler where this

part of the exhaust system bolts to the frame.

I can't tell from the drawing whether the bolt goes

through the grommet and then through the muffler

bracket into the frame, or if the bolt goes into the

bracket first and then the grommet gets sandwiched

between the bracket and frame.

A good practice to adopt is to take pictures from

several angles before disassembling something

unfamiliar for the first time.

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Best to wait to hear from someone here with better knowledge

about your model, then.

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I think your taking about this ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1399168729.596189.jpg

I think it goes lower down,more between the bend coming right from the engine, and the little bracket.

That's where the the heat shield attaches to more

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To answer your question,yes the grommet is threaded , so im guessing the bolt goes thru it.

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Thanks alot, iv been looking for this but could not find it.Looked in the assembly manual, if it has one, and couldn't find it.

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If you are speaking about glue to retain the part in place,
do you see any indication that there was glue present before?

 

If the part has a threaded metal insert molded within the
rubber body and if a fastener threads into the insert in a
way that holds the grommet part securely in place, then
glue isn't likely to be required.

 

Given that the part is adjacent to the heat of the exhaust,
is it possible that exhaust heat bonded the grommet to
metal so that the grommet remained in place when the
exhaust system was disassembled ?

 

On a separate, but related matter.

 

Ideally, a new exhaust flange gasket will be installed.

 

During reinstallation of the exhaust system, hang the pipe
with all the attachment fasteners in place, but loose.
When confident that the pipe is mounted in its correct
position, start tightening with the nuts for the studs at
the cylinder head.

 

Take up each side a bit at a time so that the flange is
loaded evenly - an equal number of stud threads should
be visible beyond the tightened nuts of both sides.  Do
not over tighten - use a torque wrench if you do not have
a well-developed sense of 'feel' for tightening.

 

When the ex manifold outlet flange is secure, tighten the
rest of the mounting fasteners in succession from engine
to muffler bracket.

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Yes, it looked like there was some glue holding it all together.Howeer your later point also could of been correct, that te heat could of melted it to the heat shield.

On the side note, if the flange and gasket had more than 3 or 4 bolts,(i think it has 2), would you bolt them on in a star shaped manner, or is that only for very big flanges ?

Thx

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I dont think i will take the entire exhaust off as that would include getting a new gasket and sealer(i think).This was only meant as a learning exercise , and get used to the different parts.

Thank you for your guys help

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Two nuts on two studs secure the flange. Tighten

these uniformly.

Torquing sequences for objects with more than two

fasteners might be specified by a manufacturer or

not. Let's stick to the task at hand.

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