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Hi,

I'm changing the timing chain cover gasket and oil pan gasket on a 2001 vulcan. I'm trying to drop the Y-pipe but am having difficulty fishing out the cat that is attached to the right exhaust manifold. Is it necessary to remove the passenger side half shaft to do this?

Thanks, Bob
 

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I removed the oil pan and timing chain cover with the Y-Pipe disconnected and hanging from the engine. Once the timing chain cover was off, the cat slipped out pretty easy.

I'm thinking that during re-install, that I'll do the oil pan first, followed by the Y-pipe and finally the timing chain cover. I'll torque the crankshaft pully bolt by locking the engine with rope down one of the sparkplug holes.

Hopefully, it'll be easier to line-up and bolt the cat to exhaust manifold bolts without the timing chain cover in the way.
 
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