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Old 09-29-2013, 09:24 PM
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anybody ever change there Marine Flame Arrestor?

hey just curious if anybody here has changed out there Flame Arrestor and noticed any difference

i read somewhere that a good flame arrestor could gain u more rpm on the top end than changing your prop ,a better flowing or bigger flame arrestor will allow more air into the motor letting that bad boy to really breathe lol

i see K&N makes some ,but a bit pricey
has anybody ever upgraded thiers
and are there any other options out there

just curious it may be something to consider upgrading

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Old 09-29-2013, 11:10 PM
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hey just curious if anybody here has changed out there Flame Arrestor and noticed any difference

i read somewhere that a good flame arrestor could gain u more rpm on the top end than changing your prop ,a better flowing or bigger flame arrestor will allow more air into the motor letting that bad boy to really breathe lol

i see K&N makes some ,but a bit pricey
has anybody ever upgraded thiers
and are there any other options out there

just curious it may be something to consider upgrading

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If yours has the metal mesh, you won't find one that flows better. What you might benefit from is cleaning your regularly. This was the one think I noticed that most people neglected than anything else.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:42 PM
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anybody ever change there Marine Flame Arrestor?

Cool thanks yes I do have the small round one
That sits on top of a 4160 and
I do clean my regularly.
So I guess I'll save the money.
So u think the metal mesh one flows
Quite freely ? It does look small tho
Compared to when u look at an automotive
14 inch diameter one. Lol.
Cheers. I'll just keep cleaning mine


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Old 09-29-2013, 11:50 PM
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Cool thanks yes I do have the small round one
That sits on top of a 4160 and
I do clean my regularly.
So I guess I'll save the money.
So u think the metal mesh one flows
Quite freely ? It does look small tho
Compared to when u look at an automotive
14 inch diameter one. Lol.
Cheers. I'll just keep cleaning mine


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You could temporarily remove your existing one and take it on a test drive that will answer your question.
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What is the process of cleaning it? I am not sure mine has ever been cleaned or changed.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:55 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:56 PM
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What is the process of cleaning it? I am not sure mine has ever been cleaned or changed.
Metal flame arrestor can be cleaned with a few different chemicals such as brake cleaner, simple green etc. if you have a cloth flame arrestor similar to a k&n, use a k&n cleaning kit and reoil.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:04 AM
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Metal flame arrestor can be cleaned with a few different chemicals such as brake cleaner, simple green etc. if you have a cloth flame arrestor similar to a k&n, use a k&n cleaning kit and reoil.
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May as well put your combination wrenches in at the same time. Don't forget to lightly to the wrenches afterwards.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:17 AM
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May as well put your combination wrenches in at the same time. Don't forget to lightly to the wrenches afterwards.
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