MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 121
Remove the spark arre
ster and clean in a bath of
high flash-point solvent and if necessary use a fine
wire brush to gently remove any particles in the
A. Spark Arrester
Inspect the screen and renew it if it is damaged.
In an open area away from combustible materials,
start the engine with the transmission in neutral.
Hot carbon particles are emitted when the
er is cleaned and can cause a
fire resulting in severe burns and damage.
Do not clean the spark arrester or run the
the spark arrester disassembled
near combustible materials.
Raise and lower en gin
e speed while tapping on
the muffler with a ru bber mallet until carbon parti-
cles are purged from the muffler.
Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, a
colorless, odorless poisonous gas.
Inhaling carbon m onoxide can cause serious
brain injury or death.
Do not run the engine in enclosed areas. Op-
erate only in a well-ventilated area.
Stop the engine.
Install the new g
asket and paste it on the muffler
with grea se befo r e installing the spark arrester.