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Old 06-28-2009, 04:52 AM
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is their a "spark arestor" in my air filter houseing ?

i want to clean , sand, and paint an air cleaner housing that came off of a 84 gmc 305 1/2 ton. the problem is that i think it has a spark arrestor in it.the reason i do not want it their is i do not want any of the sanding and painting Debera to get lodged in their until latter when it works it way into the carb. it is glued in their real good. i would rather take other precautions than to damage the air filter housing that i am trying to clean up.my 1st ? is;what is this thing for shur? and 2nd, has any one ever got one out w/out leaving a ugly mess? thanks joe

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I looked up on oem parts on the internet and probably what that is, is described as a " Heated air intake ". It shows a temp sending unit and a vacum pump going to it... I would just tape it up really good and do what you want to do to it. Then blow everything out with an airhose and get it spotless in there.

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i want to clean , sand, and paint an air cleaner housing that came off of a 84 gmc 305 1/2 ton. the problem is that i think it has a spark arrestor in it.the reason i do not want it their is i do not want any of the sanding and painting Debera to get lodged in their until latter when it works it way into the carb. it is glued in their real good. i would rather take other precautions than to damage the air filter housing that i am trying to clean up.my 1st ? is;what is this thing for shur? and 2nd, has any one ever got one out w/out leaving a ugly mess? thanks joe
Typically, but not always it will have a small sheet metal shield between the carb and the simple crankcase vent hose. The air filter element will have a screen on the inside, this provides support for the filter's element to prevent it from being sucked into the engine and the screen provides fire suppression for the filter element. There shouldn't be anything else in there beside an air flow smoothing ring on the bottom to guide air into the carb.

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prmanent charcole filter

i have been told that this filter is a charcoal filter.it is about the same size as the air filter, just a bit smaller. it fits inside the air filter, like what a sparkarestor would fit. their is not a seal at the top. if their is a seal missing it would have to be a very large seal at least 5/8" or bigger i do not believe that it is missing a seal. it is way too big of a gap for a seal.GM spent a lot of money this decoration, i wish i new why. thank for the replys
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That's a new one on me.

A flame arrestor is nothing more than a wire screen in many cases. Sometimes laminated w/different meshes. Below is one for the L-88 'Vette air filter assembly.

Most charcoal "filters" are used in conjunction w/pollution control devices as a vapor collecting canister, down by the fender well, usually. Plumbed to the carb, as well as the fuel tank.

But never have seen charcoal used as an air filter, per se. I would think it wouldn't flow enough air to run a lawn mower.
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i do not know what it is or what it is for...

i do not know what it is, or what it is for, but gm spent a lot of money on putting this ugly decoration in this air cleaner. it is going to leave a mess but i think i am going to cut it out. it can only restrict air flow and i think that is why this air filter housing uses such a large air filter and that is what caught my eye is the large air filter and that is why i want to use it. i am going to get pics of it today...try to find what it is. thanks for the replies, joe
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