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Old 07-06-2024, 08:18   #1
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cleanup of salt spray at spark arrestor and air intake. cleanup?

a hose failed and sprayed salt water all over belt and engine, including into the spark arrestor and likely drawn into engine.

salt spray lasted about 30 minutes before discovery.

cleaned spark arrestor. but how to cleanup the salt that is likely in the engine/oil.

ideas?
seafoam engine cleaner or similar?
oil change?
oil test to check for salt amount?

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Re: cleanup of salt spray at spark arrestor and air intake. cleanup?

I'd just run the engines good and hot. You can douse the engine while running with a light oil spray into the intake if you want. That's commonly done before storing an engine. Even WD40. Clean anything outside on the engine that will rust fast or you'll end up with a rusty mess. Pulleys, etc.
I doubt a salt spray sucked through the engine would end up in the oil but a good time to change anyway.
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I'd just run the engines good and hot. You can douse the engine while running with a light oil spray into the intake if you want. That's commonly done before storing an engine. Even WD40. Clean anything outside on the engine that will rust fast or you'll end up with a rusty mess. Pulleys, etc.
I doubt a salt spray sucked through the engine would end up in the oil but a good time to change anyway.
thanks for good info. I also did spray of salt away on engine area, carefully.
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