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Occasionally, the spark arrester may accumulate carbon, which can
restrict the exhaust if left unattended. Purge the spark arrester.
Allow components to cool sufficiently before servicing. The exhaust system can
get extremely hot. Never run the engine in an enclosed area or indoors. Exhaust
contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas. Never go under the vehicle while it's
Remove any combustible materials from the area. Wear eye protection and
leather work gloves. Do not stand behind or in front of the vehicle while purging.
1. Position the vehicle on a level
2. Place the transmission in PARK.
3. Remove the arrester
clean-out plug from the
bottom of the muffler.
4. Start the engine.
5. Quickly squeeze and
release the throttle lever
several times to purge car-
bon from the system.