Back for more advise on my 98 450ES, blowing smoke
OK need some more advise, she is now blowing smoke out the muffler. It has been running swell since the timing chain replacement and had her out last couple weeks pulling some logs for cutting. She did a great job. A couple days ago I was helping my son pull some brush out that was overgrown and on one pull I looked back and had smoke behind me. It is the whitish I guess blue smoke. Still seems to run fine and doesn't smoke right away when starting until I give her some throttle or slight load. I have tried adjusting the carb with no success. I pulled the plug and it was wet and pretty cruddy looking. The air filter is clean and no fuel in that area which is good. I am now going out to check the valves, but probably figure it is something worse. After I check valves where should I start? I surprised myself with the timing chain replacement and would like to do what is needed this time also. I will post results from the valves later.
Also the color of smoke, if it was fuel related would it not be a darker blackish color? This much lighter in color....Fun times....
Update: valves are good at .006, so any ideas much appreciated....
1998 Honda Foreman 450ES
Last edited by bcsman; 05-31-2019 at 08:53 AM.