2-14 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Fuel System (DFI)
Air Cleaner Element Cleaning
In dusty areas, the element should be cleaned more
frequently than the recommended interval.
If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into the
throttle assy, the throttle may become stuck, pos-
sibly causing accident. Replace the air cleaner ele-
ment according to the maintenance chart.
If dirt gets through into the engine, excessive en-
gine wear and possibly engine damage will occur.
Remove the element (see Air Cleaner Element Replace-
Gasoline and low flash-point solvents can be
flammable and/or explosive and cause severe
burns. Clean the element in a well-ventilated area,
and take care that there is no spark or flame any-
where near the working areas. Do not use gasoline
or low flash-point solvents to clean the element.
Clean the element [A] in a bath of high flash-point solvent.
Squeeze it dry in a clean towel [A]. Do not wring the ele-
ment or blow it dry; the element can be damaged.
Check all the parts of the element for visible damage.
If any of the parts of the element are damaged, replace
After cleaning, saturate the element with a high-quality
foam-air-filter oil, squeeze out the excess, then wrap it in
a clean towel and squeeze it as dry as possible.
Be careful not to tear the sponge filter.