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spark arrestor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TClawn, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    Hi guys,
    do you take the spark arrestor out on your weed whacker?
    I just took mine out yesterday and that thing runs like a dream! it used to take me 15 minutes when it was warm and that was if I was luck. so if you have a starting problem on your weed whacker it just might be the spark arrestor.
  2. Top Notch

    Top Notch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    my dealer removes them from all of my stuff when I buy it. They always clog up and make the engine seem lazy.
  3. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    yeah thats the same thing that I experienced
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

  5. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    Thats the first thing I do to all of my 2 stroker's.
  6. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I run klotz racing oil or amzoil.I still have the spark arrestors in everything all these years. I haven't had a need to change the spark plugs either.The Klotz costs about $25.00 a gallon and worth every penny to me.It also has a pleasent aroma to it.
  7. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    Actually it is against the law for the dealer to remove them. Second I remove all of them myself. :)
  8. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    My dealer takes them out for me before I leave the store. Anything I dont buy there I take out myself.
  9. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    so if everybody takes them out why do the weed whacker companies bother to put them in?
  10. Stephen M.

    Stephen M. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    Duh, its required by law.

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