We can all hear a dad or uncle telling us not to touch the muffler, so that's on the list. The engine definitely gets warm. These golf cart clutches that are mounted to it and the rear differential spin real fast and have an EZGO Drive Belt for 2-Cycle that rides between them. That is going to get hot with all the friction created by the constant spinning.That band of rubber is going to need to be constantly replaced. Adding it to your list of seasonal maintenance will mean that your caddie never drops in performance. This golf cart belt is not hard at all to replace. You will spend more time getting it out of the box than you will installing it. Most customers stretch it over the EZGO clutches as much as possible and then turn them until it pops on. Call Buggies Unlimited today for some help from our qualified tech support.