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  • Birthday July 31
  • Location Rogersville, MO, USA
  1. Yea mine has the same open rubber elbow. I had posted a picture in one of my first posts asking if that my be my source of fumes. No one seemed worried about it and asked if warm air is coming out which it is. So I assume it’s normal. Jon
  2. Put in neutral before shifting to 4wd. johnny L did you get the Noico material installed? I got mine delivered this week and will try to install tomorrow. My exhaust gasket was lost in shipping so I reordered from Cub. Jon
  3. Put in neutral before shifting to 4wd.
  4. So I did find multiple leaks on my exhaust pipe, and muffler. None were easy to see until pipe was removed. I’ve epoxied them with high temp stuff and will try today to see if it’s taken care of the problem totally. Parts seem hard to get. I’d ordered exhaust manifold gasket from supplier on this forum, but it’s delayed delivery at least a week from projected delivery date. Thanks for the replies. Jon
  5. In an effort to solve my cab noise and exhaust fume issue on my 2017 550, I’m trying to remove seat backs to apply sound dampening material. Do the phillips screws from the back window hold them on? Jon
  6. Let me know how it does. After your post I researched youtube and went to 3 bigbox hardwares to get self sticking aluminum insulation roll but nobody had. I do have an exhaust pipe gasket ordered to see if that cuts down exhaust smell. Jon
  7. So I ordered a new exhaust pipe metal gasket from the helpful link/parts schematic on this forum. We’ll see if this helps with exhaust smell. I’ll also try to insulate and sound dampen under seat between motor and cab.
  8. And did that seem to help with exhaust smell and/or noise? I sure appreciate the info. Jon
  9. Yea I agree. I thought it was uncomfortable to operate. I took pedal out and drilled holes in it to attach metal plate that I shaped to extend the pedal. That helped but I still ended up putting a board under pedal to rest my heel and elevate my heel and that’s helped more. I’m not short, 6 ‘1/2” So I don’t understand who these are designed for. Jon
  10. And did that seem to help with exhaust smell and/or noise? I sure appreciate the info. Jon
  11. Can you get them at auto parts store?
  12. Nope not familiar with smoke test but will research. Appreciate it. Jon. Does the exhaust manifold have a donut asbestos type gasket that would be easy to replace?
  13. I did tighten exhaust manifold bolts but didn’t remove to see if needs new gasket. Think I will remove today and replace gasket. I assume they are readily available at auto parts stores. I visited a Cub Dealership yesterday hoping to look at other challengers to see if they had same problem. But the dealership only had cub mowers. I bought mine from private party. Appreciate the replies.
  14. Here is a pic of rubber elbow not attached to exhaust. I don’t see anywhere that it’s supposed to attach, warm air but not exhaust smell is expelled when running. Don’t see obvious leak in exhaust or manifold but does have overwhelming exhaust smell. Thanks Travis for responding. Jon


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