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JD 777 paint burned by muffler! Problem?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tyaroch, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    I noticed my paint above the muffler on my Johne Deere 777 is discolored from the heat radiating off of the muffler. Has anyone else had this happen. Seems like it may be getting too hot.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It doesn't have a muffler cooling fan radiator?

    That is, I believe what you speak of is normal.
  3. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    Ha ha! Thanks for the quick response. I can see how it would get burnt because it is so close, but just wanted another opinion. At night the muffler glows red so I know it is very hot.
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 15,917

    Are you sure it is actually discoloring, and not just carbon build up? I ask, because several of the Deere machines over the years that have green paint anywhere near the exhaust port get like this, and I at first thought they were discolored too, but I can clean it off with hot soapy water and a little elbow grease.
    Just a thought/suggestion.
  5. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    ok, i'll try that!

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