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LKC64

Cleaning spark/flame arrestor

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LKC64

I have finished all of the spring maintenance except for cleaning the spark/flame arrestor. The manual I have says to clean with solvent. What type of solvent??? I was thinking about using brake cleaner or carb. cleaner. Anybody have any suggestion?

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Pistol Pete

Carb cleaner. It's probably not all that dirty anyway.

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Michigan boarder

I use Xylene. Can be bought at your hardware store. Good for cleaning anything that is petroleum based, as well as prepping plastic or painted surfaces for painting, so I always have some in the garage. Any residue evaporates pretty quickly, so you won't have fluid trapped inside the arrestor, just let it sit outside for a day after you clean it.

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REW

WD40 works well too.

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JasonK

brake cleaner

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Killer

brake cleaner

I would really disagree with that. you do not need to clean it with such a harsh chemical as brake cleaner.

compressed air and soap/water would probably be sufficient for most applications IMO. I would only use carb cleaner if there is no rubber, it kills gaskets...

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Woodsprinter

Give to Conehead guy...

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bhay09

$8 carb cleaner. Do you see any black marks or smug? Like Pistol Pete said, its probably not that dirty.

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Michigan boarder

Like Pistol Pete said, its probably not that dirty.

Especially if you cleaned it last year and have been maintaining it, should be a simple soap and water rinse if it's been done regularily. I cleaned mine the first time last year, probably the first time it was EVER done. All kinds of black soot came out, that's why I used the xylene.

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JasonK

My flame arrestor is all metal.

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Woodsprinter

I would like to check flame arrestor, Where is it located at Monsoon?

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LKC64

I don't know if mine has ever been cleaned. I got the boat at the end of last summer, so I thought it would be a good idea to give it a good cleaning. Thanks for all the info.

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Molarbu

I would like to check flame arrestor, Where is it located at Monsoon?

I'm pretty sure the EFI engines don't have flame arrestors.

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eyepeeler

The flame arrestor is just above the throttle body.

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Pistol Pete

I wouldn't recc. WD-40

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Woodsprinter

I'm pretty sure the EFI engines don't have flame arrestors.

:Doh: one less to worry. :whistle:

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Pistol Pete

My boat is EFI and you're looking at a pic. of my flame arrestor 2 posts up.

Once the motors went to that pink K+N air filter, there is no longer a flame arrestor.

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Molarbu

My boat is EFI and you're looking at a pic. of my flame arrestor 2 posts up.

Once the motors went to that pink K+N air filter, there is no longer a flame arrestor.

Okay, thanks. I was told my boat didn't have one and I assumed it was because of EFI.

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Killer

Pistol Pete is that a TBI motor or multi-port? what year and engine?

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Malibudude

I used carb cleaner for 8 years w/o any issue.

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Pistol Pete

Pistol Pete is that a TBI motor or multi-port? what year and engine?

Multi port.

2000 monsoon.

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eyepeeler

Multi port.

2000 monsoon.

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Pistol, how do you keep your intake so clean?

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Ndawg12

Pistol, how do you keep your intake so clean?

Easy, don't use your boat, isn't that how you do it Pete? :Tease3:

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Pistol Pete

Easy, don't use your boat, isn't that how you do it Pete? :Tease3:

You got it buddy!

I think I only put like 10 hrs. on it last year.

I thought I was gonna get asked about the spring.

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Ndawg12

You got it buddy!

I think I only put like 10 hrs. on it last year.

I thought I was gonna get asked about the spring.

Thought about it, but since you mentioned it..??

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