If the sponge gasket on the side of the element comes
loose, stick it back on with an adhesive sealant. If the
sponge or the element is
Since repeated cleaning opens the pores of the ele-
replace it with a new one in accordance with the
Periodic Maintenance Chart
10). Also, if there is
a break in the element material or any other damage to
the element, replace the element with a new one.
FUEL TANK, FUEL TAP,
SOLENOID FUEL VALVE
The fuel tank capacity is
which form the reserve supply. For US model, the fuel
tank capacity is 21.4 liters, 4.9 liters of which form the
The solenoid fuel valve is installed in the fuel line
between the fuel tap and the carburetors. This valve
operates electrically, and allows the fuel to reach the
carburetor only when the engine is running or the
clutch lever is pulled in. Whether the engine is running
or not is detected by the alternator
Inspection and cleaning
If fuel leaks from the tank cap or from around the
the cap gasket or tap
ring may be damaged.
Visually inspect these parts, and replace them if neces-
Examine the air vent in the tank cap to see if it is
obstructed. Use compressed air to clear an obstructed
Any water in the fuel tank and the carburetors can
be drained through the drain plugs (Pg.
cannot be drained completely by removing the drain
plugs, remove the fuel tap, and flush out the tank with
a high flash-point
For thorough cleaning of
the carburetors, remove and disassemble the carbure-
tors (Pg. 49).
Solenoid Fuel Valve Troubleshooting Guide
If trouble is suspected in the solenoid fuel valve,
check the wiring and valve by the following
Internal part inspection
the solenoid fuel valve and disassemble
elnspect the spring, 0 rings, and rubber
any damaged parts.
C. ·0· Rings
eDisconnect the 4-pin connector of the
eMeasure the voltage at the 4-pin connector as shown
A. 4-pin Connector
anyone of the meter readings shows an improper
Replace or repair darnaged
e<::heck the connection in the yellow lead and alternator.
Replace or repair damaged
Solenoid fuel valve check (out of circuit check)
the fuel tap to the
the fuel valve (Pg. 46).
Engine Stop and
Any (on or off)
Ba ttery vol tage