The engine has a spark arrestor screen so no worries with ingestion. I silicone the nuts inside the terminals so they never fall out again. be sure to use locktite or star washers so the cables dont come loose from riding. It will cause stalling issues.Hi All:
At the end of last season, my dad and I took our Spark apart to winterize it. After we put the top back on, we disconnected the battery through the service port to take it up to the garage. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that there is a nut that isn't fixed to the battery. The nut fell down and we can't find it. I would think we could get to it somehow by taking the top off again, but we would like to avoid this.
Any recommendations on what to do? Does it matter if that nut is bouncing around in there? I assume the likelihood of it getting into the intake is small; if it does, will that destroy the engine? If we leave it, where's the best place to get a replacement?