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Melting Air Filter ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by YardApeMike, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    not just any backfire the queen mother of all backfires:laugh:
    Don't cut your engine right after you runing full trottle
    Let it idle for a short time :waving:
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Wow, then I feel genuinely ripped off with my Kaw KAI's air filtration system...at least superficially. All I've got is a paper element with a foam pre-filter. I would think a backfire through the carb might just blow a hole through the paper. Though, I can't say I've ever experienced/heard(?) one of these. Have only 'heard' maybe a handful of actual backfires through the exhaust in 2 mowers over 6 years.

    So.....is this Kaw KAI air filter system substandard?
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,255

    No......it's fine. Just service it regularly/more often.
    Obviously, the "Donaldson" canister type has a lot more surface area and usually has a better sealing surface than the other types ( plus it mounts a little higher, outta the dust), but unless the unit came equipped with one, or you order one for it when new, there's not much you can do about it now.

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