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Honda BF4A Owner's Manual page 76

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SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR
FUEL HOSE
FUEL FILTER
HOSE CLAMPS
6. Place commercially available hose
clips on the fuel hoses on each side
of the fuel filter to prevent fuel
leakage when the fuel hoses are
disconnected.
7. Remove the fuel hoses from the
used filter, and discard the filter.
To ease hose removal, release the
hose clamps by squeezing the
clamp ends together with pliers
while pulling off the hoses.
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FUEL HOSE
CLIPS
FUEL PUMP
ARROW
(Fuel Flow Direction)
8. Install the new fuel filter on the
fuel hoses, with the fuel flow arrow
pointing toward the fuel pump as
shown. Fuel flow will be impeded
if the fuel filter is installed
backward.
9. Connect the fuel hoses to the fuel
filter securely with the hose
clamps.
10.Remove the fuel hose clips used to
close the fuel hoses.
11.When using the internal fuel tank,
prime the carburetor with gasoline
(p. 35).
When using the portable fuel tank,
connect the fuel line (p. 37) and
prime the engine using the priming
bulb (p. 38).
12.Check for fuel leaks. Repair any
fuel leaks if necessary.
13.Install the engine cover (p. 61),
and lock it in place by locking the
engine cover latch.
If loss of power or hard starting are
found to be caused by excessive
water or sediment accumulation in
the fuel filter, inspect the fuel tank.
Clean the fuel tank and tank filter if
necessary. It may be necessary to
drain the fuel tank completely and
refill with fresh gasoline.

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