Cleaning Out Exhaust/Mufflers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by proenterprises, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    This past week I picked up an echo 230 on ebay. Item was listed for parts/possible rebuild. The end price was 56.00

    Well, brought it home and it took all of 20 seconds to get it running (pulled off an air filter that probably hadnt been changed its whole life)

    Next-I pulled off the entire muffler last night and was scraping the carbon with a slim pick.

    My question is-can you burn out the carbon with a propane torch?
    I think somone mentioned this once. I mean, scraping dosent seem to do the whole trick...

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    On the muffler, yes, but don't do it on the carbon in the exhaust port of the head. Just scrape this. Also, if you do happen to clean out this port, always turn the motor over so that the piston rises enough to close the port, so carbon deposits don't fall down into the head.
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    ok good point. i totally forgot about doing the part that is still connected to the motor:dizzy:

    All I had off was the single muffler i guess ill torch that out and just delicatly scrape the part still connected to the motor.

    SOUND OK?:confused:

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