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#1 poncho62 ONLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:10 AM

Was just out plowing the driveway in the dark with my LGT125, with Kohler engine. Plowed about 20 minutes and noticed the muffler and pipe closest to engine glowing red....Never noticed this before, usually plow in daylight. Is this normal or is my timing out?

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:26 AM

I think it is normal... On some equipment I used to use I remember seeing it glowing when it was getting dark out...

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:45 AM

On my Wheel Horse 314 with the Nelson Muffler on a Kohler Magnum, the red spot for me is on the outside of the muffler, farthest away from the engine, probably where the exhaust hits when it comes out of the internal end of the pipe. As long as it's not REALLY cherry red I think it's probably OK. Mine never gets all that bright, just a dull glow that can only be seen in the dark.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 08:10 AM

I think it is normal to a point. Like caseguy said if it is cherry red then you have too high of exhaust temps. Can try richening the mixture a little on the high speed if it gets cherry red.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 08:37 AM

On my Wheel Horse 314 with the Nelson Muffler on a Kohler Magnum, the red spot for me is on the outside of the muffler, farthest away from the engine, probably where the exhaust hits when it comes out of the internal end of the pipe. As long as it's not REALLY cherry red I think it's probably OK. Mine never gets all that bright, just a dull glow that can only be seen in the dark.


Like caseguy, George, and the good Doctor Bolens said , some is ok.

regards George

Edited by dryrun, December 20, 2010 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted December 20, 2010 - 08:51 AM

As already stated above,yes,it is pretty normal.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 09:45 AM

Mine gets hot too . I always thought it would be nice to have some kind of heat exchanger on the exhaust for a heater like the old VW Bugs.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 11:52 AM

Mine gets hot too . I always thought it would be nice to have some kind of heat exchanger on the exhaust for a heater like the old VW Bugs.


I see a patent application in your future... :rofl2:

Edited by MH81, December 20, 2010 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted December 20, 2010 - 05:49 PM

It's just a dull red......Maybe, I will roast some marshmallows....lol......thanks guys.




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