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Failure to heed the following warnings while servicing the spark arrester could
result in serious injury or death. Never run the engine in an enclosed area.
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.
Never go under the vehicle while it's inclined.
The exhaust system can get extremely hot. Do not perform service on the spark
arrester while the system is hot. Allow components to cool sufficiently before
Periodically clean the spark arrester to remove accumulated carbon.
1. Remove the retaining nut. Remove the arrester from the end of the
2. Use a non-synthetic brush to clean the arrester screen. A synthetic
brush may melt if components are warm. If necessary, blow debris
from the screen with compressed air.
3. Inspect the screen for wear and damage. Replace a worn or dam-
4. Reinstall the arrester. Torque the nut to 7-9 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm).