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Old 12-14-2007, 05:30 AM   #1
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Another newbie question. Our '03 Kountry Star has the 8KW Power Tech diesel generator with what I assume to be a spark arrester (metal mesh) in the end of the tailpipe. The generator has about 100 hours on the clock. When I run it the exhaust makes a loud hissing sound, apparently from the spark arrester. Is this normal? I haven't removed/cleaned it yet--waiting for a day above 20 degrees. If you're not in the boonies, would it make sense to remove the arrester and relieve back pressure?

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Another newbie question. Our '03 Kountry Star has the 8KW Power Tech diesel generator with what I assume to be a spark arrester (metal mesh) in the end of the tailpipe. The generator has about 100 hours on the clock. When I run it the exhaust makes a loud hissing sound, apparently from the spark arrester. Is this normal? I haven't removed/cleaned it yet--waiting for a day above 20 degrees. If you're not in the boonies, would it make sense to remove the arrester and relieve back pressure?

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Here is some info on spark arrester. Spark arrester
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