Spark Arrestors

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dhenegar, Aug 10, 2000.

  1. dhenegar

    dhenegar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I had a spark arrestor clog up on a shindaiwa T-260 and was thinking about just taking it out and tossing it. Will this affect anything as far as the life of the trimmer. Thanks
  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    No, it should not affect the trimmer in any negative way. I guess you are assuming it would create a slightly lean condition? Removing it will allow it to flow exhaust only moderately better than it did when it was new and had a clean spark arrestor.

    I choose to run mine without. But I guess if you lived in an area where wild fires were a pretty frequent thing, your decision would likely be different.
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    Take it out. You"ll never have to worry about it clogging at the wrong time again. I remove all the screens on my 2 cycle equipment and have never had a problem.
  4. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    take it out it helps my equipment run smoother. Lawn equipment store said it shouldnt hurt equipment. The only problem is that you can get a few hundred fine in some states. It is really ment for California
  5. dhenegar

    dhenegar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Thanks Guys! I took all of spark arrestors out today and it really made a difference. My T-270 seemed to have more power now than when it was new. So did every thing else.
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Pretty wicked sounding too :p

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