im just completely burning the carbon to ash. i put mine in the woodstove until they stopped smoking, which was over an hour on all the ones ive thrown in (3). one took two hours. you might be able to do it with a torch but id suggest a campfire to get it good and clean. when u put it back on make sure the exhaust is facing someplace where you dont mind a pile of crud lol.
after burning it, i gave it a once over with steel wool and used krylon stove black high temp rattle can on it (about 4$ a can) and its held up fine. 1 can does 2 mufflers if u careful.
keep an eye on it and if it starts actually turning red anyplace turn it over or take it out for a while so it doesnt melt/bend. i didnt have any problems but just in case...
just for future reference, if you pull the stock oil pump and simply remove the plastic gear off the end (and its associated pin)you can just put the oil pump back in and its disabled as well as plugged. if you want to re-enable it just put the gear back on.
xrongor wrote:unless you want really poor performance, you definitely need to drill holes in the airbox (on the side of the piece that allows the filter to still work). the stock airbox just doesnt let much air in. you didnt say, but i assume you bought a new stock filter. if not get one
you may still need to change the jet after you do this.
there is lots of posts already about drilling holes in the airbox. search the forum.
i have seen no evidence that the stock airbox/filter with holes in it performs worse, and lots that shows its the same as these valve cover filters that dont filter anything but gravel. i suggest you don't go that route.
the filter that is in that picture is useless. you were smart to dump it.
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