RE: Exhaust Cleaning

Daniel /
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You can use a blowtorch but be careful. BE SURE TO WORK AWAY FROM ANY FLAMMABLE STUFF! REMEMBER THAT THE BLOWTORCH CONTAINS GAS UNDER PRESSURE AND MAY CAUSE FIRE AND SKIN BURNS!

Do the following:

- disconnect the pipe and muffler from the cylinder and frame;

- if possible, detach the exhaust manifold from the muffler itself;

- secure the parts so that they don't move, or prepare some pliers with long handles to hold them;

- fire up the blowtorch, wait until it warms up and the flame turns blue and steady;

- start burning the parts by letting the fire through the pipes. Remember that if your exhaust is chrome-coated you shouldn't burn too long to save the chrome.

You will see smoke and flames coming out from them. As the smoke gets thinner and the char becomes greyish, stop burning, put the pipes on the earth and knock them gently with a wooden stick to crush the char from the inside. When all the char seems to be out, leave the pipes to cool down on the gound. Don't pour water on them - this will damage the chrome and soften the steel.

Things may become blueish from heat but it looks in a way cool, as though your ped is a kick-ass nitromethane dragracer :-)

Anyway, you may try some special chemical solvents, which is a lot safer, but that's how I tend to solve the problem.

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Subject Written By Posted
  Exhaust CleaningTopic by: Tom Tom 08/31/00 09:00AM
  RE: Exhaust CleaningRe: Daven Daven 08/31/00 12:08PM
  RE: Exhaust CleaningRe: Tom Tom 08/31/00 08:38PM
  RE: Exhaust CleaningRe: Daniel Daniel 09/01/00 09:35AM
  RE: Exhaust CleaningRe: Tom Tom 09/02/00 07:22PM
  RE: Exhaust CleaningRe: Daniel Daniel 09/04/00 05:37AM
  RE: Exhaust CleaningRe: Tom Tom 09/12/00 12:35PM
  RE: Exhaust CleaningRe: Devin Devin 09/15/00 12:20AM
  Want the real way to clean a 2 stroke muffler/exhaRe: Chris Chris 09/24/01 04:22PM
  What's for dinner?Re: Fred Fred 09/24/01 07:46PM
  Hey fred look hereRe: Chris Chris 09/24/01 08:19PM
  Re: Hey Chris cook hereRe: Fred Fred 09/24/01 11:53PM
  Re: Hey Chris cook hereRe: Chris Chris 09/25/01 05:01PM
  Yeah well...Re: Fred Fred 09/27/01 03:23AM
  set it on fireRe: miguel miguel 09/27/01 12:29PM

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