My RZR: 2009 Nuclear Orange LE, 2012 Walker Evans
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Central City KY
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Re: What would a clogged spark arrestor do?
will a clogged spark arrestor cause considerable loss in power? while riding few weeks ago went of in hole slowly nose first ,came up to just below headlights wit hrzr back tires still high up on dry dirt, and after several attempts to back out/up, I could, so putit in 4x4 low, went for it made it to the other side and just as bout to come out, got stuck. so now have to let it idle to change gears into Reverse, (exh under muddy water just barely ,and it almost died when letting idle to change gears, it didnt but sorta burbled a bit. think got some that slimmy stuff in exh, though once it evaporated the water fro mthe thick muddy water, gonna leave the dirt in spark arrestor/muffler, got it out down on power, didnt miss nor hesitate , just weak, boggish sort of over 1/4 to 1/3 throttle. and going up a hill was boggish too. would really rev up either.
after limping to trailer ,hauled home, removed seats/engine cover checked oil, its clean, and washed off air filter housing (we run a UNI filter in it) and removed air filter end cover, still looks brand new inside, so clean there, I remove the spark arrestor, it looks totally stopped up to me, black with carbon/soot and figured dried dirt under the blackish soot. havent drove it yet ,but once I removed the spark arrestor, it does seem to rev up now like normal. does that sound possible that the spark arrestor was so stopped up, it killed atleast half the engine's power?????