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Old 27-11-2009, 13:10   #1
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I have just found out that my pvc Vetus muffler has broken, or at least the fitting that connects it to the exhaust hose. I have spent way too much time trying to remove the broken fitting. Does anyone know a easy (relatively speaking) way to remove this fitting? And, of course, installing the new one?
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Try warming up the hose end with a heat gun or hair dryer.
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warm up the hose with hair dryer. get screwdriver under hose if possible. or use a hack saw. either way you will probably need new hose.
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It's just "soft plastic"...If you are nor going to use it again, break it out
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removing engine exhaust hose

The exhaust hose is steel reinforced rubber. Very stiff and because of the hot exhaust gases and hot water made so that the heat from a heat gun, etc. wouldn't have much effect.
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The exhaust hose is steel reinforced rubber. Very stiff and because of the hot exhaust gases and hot water made so that the heat from a heat gun, etc. wouldn't have much effect.
I do this for a living, and you would be surprised what comes apart with the some heat. As typed above just bust the neck out will work too.......i2f
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Just had to do this. Cut it with a saws all or something else. Get a vice grip pliers on one wire and pull hard. The hose will unravel off the fitting. Works great every time, older the hose the easier it is. Just don't expect to reuse it..

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Cut it with a razor blade or a hack saw. When you get to the spiral wire then use a side cutter to cut through it. If its old then it should be replaced anyways. Trying to save old hose is just asking for trouble.
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He's trying to save the hose. The neck of the muffler is broken.......i2f
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if you are trying to save the hose use a hack saw blade and cut the plastic from the inside out perpendicular to the hole being careful not to cut hose. cut aleast 2 spots then get large water pump/channel locks and squeeze around circumference with heat applied judiciously and it should pop free
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