Thread: muffler/noise
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:12 PM
lokerman lokerman is offline
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Default Re: muffler/noise

Just finished the intake silencer and man, that works AWESOME!! I can't hardly hear anything from there! But now I can hear the engine in a way I never have before. There's this snapping crackling sound with each ignition in the engine. So I have a couple questions still. The first one is: Does anyone have an idea of what would be the most common cause of really really heavy fuel leakage near the carburetor after having had it off and basically after doing the job I did, because as soon as I started going, it started dripping so much it was nearly a stream behind me. The fuel lines aren't the culprit, but I don't know what is. I haven't been able to get it apart to figure it out, but I was hoping that somebody reading this might be able to at least point me in the right direction in order to save me some time when I do finally go to get at the heart of the leak? The second question is, do you think it might work to put a muffler on the muffler? What I mean is, I saw some small engine mufflers at Menard's(like home depot) that looked about the right size to add to my bike muffler, with a little tampering. So I was wondering if that's a good idea, and also what kind of sealant can be used for temps that high? In case I'm not clear, I'm going to have to seal some of the perimeter with some sort of epoxy type material or something, but don't know of a kind that withstands that kind of heat. Anybody know? (Thanks for reading through this long post BTW)
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