Be sure to place a piece of cloth [A] around the fuel hose
Insert the (–) screw driver into the slot [C] of the joint lock.
Pull the joint lock [A] as shown.
Pull the fuel hose joint [B] out of the delivery pipe.
Be prepared for fuel spillage; any spilled fuel must
be completely wiped up immediately.
When the fuel hose is disconnected, fuel spills out
from the hose and the pipe because of residual
pressure. Cover the hose connection with a piece
of clean cloth to prevent fuel spillage.
Close the fuel tank cap.
Remove the fuel tank, and place it on a flat surface.
For California Model, note the following.
For California model, if gasoline, solvent, water or
any other liquid enters the canister, the canister's
vapor absorbing capacity is greatly reduced. If the
canister does become contaminated, replace it with
a new one.
Be sure to plug the evaporative fuel return hose to prevent
fuel spilling before fuel tank removal.
For California model, be careful not to spill the
gasoline through the return hose. Spilled fuel is
If liquid or gasoline flows into the breather hose, remove
the hose and blow it clean with compressed air.
Be careful of fuel spillage from the fuel tank since fuel still
remains in the fuel tank and fuel pump.
Store the fuel tank in an area which is well
-ventilated and free from any source of flame
or sparks. Do not smoke in this area. Place the
fuel tank on a flat surface and plug the fuel pipes
to prevent fuel leakage.
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