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Offline Chandler

Exhaust glowing red at idle
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:17:55 AM »
I have a 2016 zforce 500 ho. Just got back from the dealer for a water pump update. In there story is says they did a valve adjustment. Weather that has anything to do with it or not I don't know. This dealer is a absolute p.i.a to deal with. I'll try attatch a video.

Looking for ideas what could cause it. It's got a brand new air filter also
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 10:54:00 AM »
Chandler, the How-To section is for instructional topics. I will need to move your post to the Z500 section. To answer your question, most CFM engines are running lean enough that you may well see some glowing in the pipes right off the heads in the dark...and the stainless material is pretty thin. I would check the plug and see how it's burning, maybe check the valves myself just to be sure. There are also some other tests you can do to test the A/F ratios but that takes some equipment.
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Offline AlbertCo zforce

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 10:58:39 AM »
what is the deal with thw waterpump update my dealer has never mentioned it

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Offline Chandler

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 11:20:06 AM »
The water pump was leaking since I bought it and very long story short it ended up getting a update where they changed the whole side of my engine which apparently fixed a few issues such as a oil leak.

And I was hoping I could do some tests other than pulling the plug which I am just about to do
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Offline Chandler

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 11:24:15 AM »
And yes I would love to check the valves myself. Does anyone know the specks? I cannot find them either.
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Offline Chandler

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 11:55:20 AM »
Plug looks good to me.
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 01:48:02 PM »
Yeah. Looks normal. Actually mine are a bit lighter then that even.
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Offline Chandler

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 02:28:00 PM »
I guess maybe it's just cheap thin exhaust pipe and I'm going to assume that is the only reason there is that fan that blows on it just a few inches after the head.
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 04:13:38 PM »
I guess maybe it's just cheap thin exhaust pipe and I'm going to assume that is the only reason there is that fan that blows on it just a few inches after the head.
A few years ago CFM had some fires that they say were caused by heat buildup. Shortly there after these air-things started showing up.
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Offline bezerk1

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 05:34:12 PM »
Has anyone removed their fan?

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Offline Chandler

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 09:20:07 AM »
I was thinking of wrapping my exhaust to re-rout clutch piping.  but now I'm wondering if that will keep too much heat in and cause damage somewhere els.
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Exhaust glowing red at idle
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2017, 09:30:35 AM »
I was thinking of wrapping my exhaust to re-rout clutch piping.  but now I'm wondering if that will keep too much heat in and cause damage somewhere els.
I know people have done it...and not reported any problems from doing it so..maybe it's safe..IDK..
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