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Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? #4648803
01/28/18 09:23 AM
01/28/18 09:23 AM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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Is this bad or normal? Just wondering if it means I'm overloading it. This happened on a generator I was breaking in. I ran it at alternating loads and noticed when I had it at 90 percent load for about 10 minutes the exhaust got red hot, so I unplugged a couple things and it went back to normal.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4648810
01/28/18 09:27 AM
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If this is a newer unit, tell your dealer. That's what the warranty is there for

If this is an older unit, make sure your intake isn't leaking anywhere.


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Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: SuzukiGoat] #4648823
01/28/18 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: SuzukiGoat
make sure your intake isn't leaking anywhere.


Agreed - I'd suggest going over the entire intake tract from the carb to the head and make sure everything is tight and sealing properly.

Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4648827
01/28/18 09:42 AM
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Possible that it is runnning too lean for some reason. If/when you get it glowing red hot again, start incrementally closing the choke to richen the mix slightly and see if it glows less. Lean mixtures burn too hot.

Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4648841
01/28/18 09:50 AM
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It's just the cast iron part not the muffler.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4648842
01/28/18 09:51 AM
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Are there mixture adjustment screws on these carbs?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4648875
01/28/18 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Are there mixture adjustment screws on these carbs?


Mine have two of those engines on power washers, but they're older units. They run long and hard when in use and I never saw anything glow cherry red. As mentioned the carb is probably set too lean.


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Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4649041
01/28/18 12:41 PM
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If it has a cat it may be normal. Any flames or backfiring? I would contact the dealer before messing with the carb if it is equipped with a cat otherwise fatten it up slightly if it even has adjustments to do it. It may also have an algore carb, in that case call the dealer.


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Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4649556
01/28/18 08:55 PM
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Make sure you aren't using ethanol gas.
Ethyl alcohol leans the mixture.
Use 100% gasoline.


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Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: Linctex] #4650004
01/29/18 10:49 AM
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Agreed but it might be hard to get. I know in MA there is no chance except for racing fuel and that cost a small fortune.


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Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4650027
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Valve problem, valve job, make sure they are seating, lap them, then adjust, or check the adjustment.

Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4655769
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Red exhaust manifold? This has got to be my favorite video of a diesel genny with a glowing exhaust provided by gasoline! Only 3 minutes long, enjoy. It's a riot! Diesel in distress!


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Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4663290
02/11/18 07:18 PM
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I'm not talking about glowing bright red to the point where there are sparks coming out, but just red enough to notice in the dark.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Honda gx 390 exhaust manifold glows red? [Re: Piston_slap] #4663316
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Originally Posted By: Piston_slap
Red exhaust manifold? This has got to be my favorite video of a diesel genny with a glowing exhaust provided by gasoline! Only 3 minutes long, enjoy. It's a riot! Diesel in distress!


That was hilarious. What a stooge to just stand there and watch it self destruct.

Read some of the comments below the video. Very entertaining & funny too!


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