Fuel requirements are as follows:
• Clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline.
• Minimum rating of 87 octane/87 AKI (91 RON).
• Up to 10% ethanol (gasohol) is acceptable.
• DO NOT use E85.
• DO NOT use a gas oil mix.
• DO NOT modify engine to run on alternate fuels. Stabi-
lize fuel prior to storage.
1. Verify unit is OFF and cooled entirely prior to fueling.
2. Place unit on level ground in a well ventilated area.
3. Clean area around fuel cap.
WARNING: Explosion and Fire. Verify fuel cap
vent is set to ON for operation, and OFF for
transportation and storage. Failure to do so
could result in poor unit performance, death or
serious injury. (000362)
4. Turn cap slowly to remove.
5. Slowly add recommended fuel. Do not overfill.
6. Install fuel cap.
NOTE: Allow spilled fuel to evaporate before starting unit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important to prevent gum
deposits from forming in fuel system parts such as
the carburetor, fuel hose or tank during storage. Alco-
hol-blended fuels (called gasohol, ethanol or metha-
nol) can attract moisture, which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while in stor-
age. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30 days or lon-
ger. See the
section. Never use engine or car-
buretor cleaner products in the fuel tank as
permanent damage may occur.