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Old 02-16-2013, 03:42 PM
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Who takes the spark arrestors off their handhelds?

Took them off an old FS 83 and ht75 that was turned into kombi 2 stroke machine. So much more power! By the way that ht75 old pole saw machine when used as a trimmer is scary powerful!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:06 PM
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I always take them out after they get plugged up, you can clean them a couple times and then they fall apart. They are meant to prevent fires but I dont know if any sparks would ever come out of the exhaust anyways.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:35 PM
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I always take them out. One less thing to cause me problems.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:48 PM
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Yep. Those suckers cause so many problems. Damn EPA bs.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:07 PM
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i don't take them out on my honda and husqvarna trimmers. they are 4 stroke. i've had the honda 10 years and it's never clogged up. i took it out to check it once after like 5 years and it was almost totally clean.

now on the br600 blower which is 4 mix it clogged up pretty quickly. i took it out as soon as it did. it must have something to do with the oil mix you put in the gas because the no mix 4 stroke engines never do clog up on me.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:38 PM
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Took them off an old FS 83 and ht75 that was turned into kombi 2 stroke machine. So much more power! By the way that ht75 old pole saw machine when used as a trimmer is scary powerful!!
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I have a new Husqvarna 580BTS will it boost the power to take it out?
And make the db's go up to.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:52 PM
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The carbon deposits on the arrestor/filter is what slows down and weakens the machines. Not sure if it would make much difference with a new machine. Either take arrestor/filter off or clean it depending on how much use.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:46 PM
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The carbon deposits on the arrestor/filter is what slows down and weakens the machines. Not sure if it would make much difference with a new machine. Either take arrestor/filter off or clean it depending on how much use.
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I need to do some test to see what power is of my 580BTS is then take the arrestor/filter off then see what the power is after it is off.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:25 AM
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The carbon deposits on the arrestor/filter is what slows down and weakens the machines. Not sure if it would make much difference with a new machine. Either take arrestor/filter off or clean it depending on how much use.
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I don't know if a brand new clean screen on a that particular back pack will restrict exhaust flow, but I know even a clean "plug" type screen in the muffler of a trimmer restricts the exhaust flow. I take them out immediately on everything I buy no matter what, because I know I won't be using it long before I gets gunked up...
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:08 AM
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I don't know if a brand new clean screen on a that particular back pack will restrict exhaust flow, but I know even a clean "plug" type screen in the muffler of a trimmer restricts the exhaust flow. I take them out immediately on everything I buy no matter what, because I know I won't be using it long before I gets gunked up...
Thank You. I know every thing like that would help sum on the power.
I see you have (Tanaka 2 stroke handhelds) are they good ? I think LOWE'S has them now .

http://www.lowes.com/Search=(tanaka?...&Ntt=%28tanaka

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