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Anyone else bothered by the smell of their machines exhaust?

Being new here and at the risk of sounding like a huge Nancy I wanted to see if anyone else is bothered by the exhaust wafting in their face for hours at a time?

I have been around engines and machines my whole life. Running 2 & 4 stroke four wheelers and dirt bikes, chain saws, string trimmers, mowers, worked around big diesels for years and have never had many complaints.

I guess itís because it exhausts in front of you and itís 4 stroke which is a more offensive exhaust but man itís killing me and giving me a headache. My clothes wreak when I come inside.

Anyone else feel this way or have any tips? I was thinking about throwing a longer pipe on or something maybe.

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My CCR3650 is pretty a nasty 2 stroke, I tolerate it more than the wife. She prefers to use the Honda 4 stroke.
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Being new here and at the risk of sounding like a huge Nancy I wanted to see if anyone else is bothered by the exhaust wafting in their face for hours at a time?

I have been around engines and machines my whole life. Running 2 & 4 stroke four wheelers and dirt bikes, chain saws, string trimmers, mowers, worked around big diesels for years and have never had many complaints.

I guess itís because it exhausts in front of you and itís 4 stroke which is a more offensive exhaust but man itís killing me and giving me a headache. My clothes wreak when I come inside.

Anyone else feel this way or have any tips? I was thinking about throwing a longer pipe on or something maybe.

With my Briggs Powered blower, yes there are smelly clothes after blowing.
With the Honda, not so much.

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My wife always tells me I smell like "tractors:".
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No. I've had several 4-stroke Tecumseh-powered blowers, 8-10hp, both flatheads and OHV, I've never noticed or been bothered by the exhaust.

It's interesting to me that you said "it’s 4 stroke which is a more offensive exhaust". With my machines, the 4-strokes don't have a noticeable exhaust smell, but the 2-strokes do, with the oil smell. I find the 2-stroke exhaust to be much more noticeable.

Does your engine sound odd, or rough? Any smoke in the exhaust? I wonder if it's somehow not quite running right?

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Properly tuned engines have never been a problem for me. Not something that I even notice. A poorly tuned carb thou can make some nasty exhaust. Always a win win situation to keep your equipment well tuned. More efficient, burn less fuel and all around more enjoyable to use.
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A few years back, I blew out my driveway before work, wearing my "nice winter coat". I then went into work, an office cube environment. My next door cube co-workers noticed. "Where's that exhaust smell coming from?"

Not a mechanic, so I don't deal with it often. But after that instance I now have sweatshirts/pants/coat designated my "snowblower uniform" because of the grime and exhaust smell.

The last few days, I've been working on getting a couple Tecumseh's running - 2 different carb rebuilds. I'm more or less forced to stand near the muffler while dialing in the idle and high speed screws.

I wound up washing my "uniform" yesterday afternoon after I finished. They weren't overtly dirty, but they did smell.

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I do have outerwear designated for snowblowing. Largely because they'll probably get dirty & sweaty. The only times I remember noticing an exhaust smell afterwards was with a 2 stroke SS several years ago.

But now I once again have a 2-stroke SS in the herd. I'm hoping that good synthetic oil, at the suggested 50:1 ratio, will at least help minimize the smell.

What makes a 4-stroke exhaust smell more? Can you have it so rich that there's unburned gas coming out, while not producing enough black smoke to be noticeable?

I've never had a 4-stroke's exhaust be noticeable to me (except when one was burning oil due to a blown head gasket), so it makes me wonder what that condition is.

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The fumes aren't good for you that's for sure. Best to wear your "snowblower clothes" when blowing then changing back to normal clothes after you're done.
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