5-7. REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF FUEL TANK- Continued
Remove the gas tank cap (23).
D Remove the nuts (2 and 9), lock washers (3 and 10), and bolts (1 and 8).
E Remove nut (20), lock washer (21 ), bolt (1 9), and strap (22).
F Support the tank while removing the nut (6), lock washer (5), bolt (4), and strap (7).
G Lower the end of the fuel tank (24) until the neck of the tank is clear of the frame, and slip the
tank out of the front straps and free of the frame.
H Remove the nuts (16 and 12), lock washers (17 and 13), straps .
. (18 and 14), and bolts (15
A Insert the bolts (15 and 11) through the hole in the frame, and install the straps (18 and 14), lock
washers (17 and 13), and nuts (16 and 12).
B Slip the end of the fuel tank (24) into the straps. Lift the fuel tank into position so that the neck is
centered in the large hole in the frame.
C Support the fuel tank (24) in position while installing the bolt (4), strap (7), lock washer (5), and
D Install the bolt (1 9), strap (22), lock washer (21), and nut (20).
E Install and tighten the bolts (8 and 1), lock washers (10 and 3), and nuts (9 and 2).
F Install the gas tank cap.
G Replace the fuel filter and fuel lines.
H Replace the belt guard assembly.
5-8. REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF EXHAUST PIPE
Make sure that the exhaust pipe and engine are cool before beginning this procedure.
Serious burns may result from contact with a hot exhaust pipe.
A Remove the two bolts (1), nuts (2), and split (3) that attach the exhaust pipe (9) to the engine.
B Pull the exhaust pipe (9) free of the engine manifold flange, and remove the exhaust pipe
C Remove the three bolts (5), nuts (6), and lock washers (7), that attach the exhaust pipe clamps
(8) to the frame.
D Lift the exhaust pipe (9) clear of the toolbox, and remove it from the equipment.