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russlars
05-13-2008, 08:25 PM
What do you recommend for cleaning the spark arrestor and how exactly do you do it? I have the LTR engine and the arrestor points to the rear of the engine. It is attached with a hose clamp and then there is another small rubber hose that goes between it and the crankcase. How often should this be done?

east tx skier
05-13-2008, 09:03 PM
If it's paper, I recall reading that you brush it lightly or blow it out lightly with compressed air. If it's the metal variety, take it off, spray carb cleaner from the inside-out and let it dry really well before reinstalling.

I suspect it's the former type so I'm about 50/50 on that.

russlars
05-13-2008, 09:14 PM
If it's paper, I recall reading that you brush it lightly or blow it out lightly with compressed air. If it's the metal variety, take it off, spray carb cleaner from the inside-out and let it dry really well before reinstalling.

I suspect it's the former type so I'm about 50/50 on that.
It is definitely the metal type. Any old carb cleaner work?

stuartmcnair
05-13-2008, 09:46 PM
try to use new carb cleaner...

TMCNo1
05-14-2008, 07:17 AM
If it's the K&N type, there is a kit sold by them that contains a cleaner and a can of oil to recoat it with, just follow the instructions. The kits can be found anywhere K&N stuff is sold.

east tx skier
05-14-2008, 11:08 AM
It is definitely the metal type. Any old carb cleaner work?

I always used the spray. Keep it away from anything painted.

TMCNo1
05-14-2008, 11:47 AM
It is definitely the metal type. Any old carb cleaner work?

Carb cleaner, brake cleaner, gas, lacquer thinner, mineral spirits any kind of solvent that will dissolve and wash away the gunk and use a brush too, let air dry and reinstall!

ntidsl
05-14-2008, 11:58 AM
k and n works great for me once a year.

JLeuck64
05-14-2008, 03:39 PM
If you use your wife's dishwasher to clean your engine parts...

You might be a REDNECK!

Hmmm, I are one I guess!