Drain the used oil when the engine is warm. Warm oil drains
quickly and completely.
Check that the fuel filler cap is tightened securely.
Place a suitable container below the engine to catch the
Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick and drain the oil into
the container by tipping the engine toward the oil filler
Please dispose of used motor oil in a manner that is compatible
with the environment. We suggest you take used oil in a sealed
container to your local recycling center or service station for
reclamation. Do not throw it in the trash, pour it on the ground
or pour it down a drain.
With the engine in a level position, fill to the bottom edge of the oil fill hole with the recommended
oil (FIG. 6).
Some oil will remain in the engine after draining. When refilling with fresh oil, start with less than 80 cm³.
Slowly add enough oil to fill to the bottom edge of the oil fill hole (FIG. 6).
RUNNING THE ENGINE WITH A LOW OR EXCESSIVE OIL LEVEL CAN CAUSE ENGINE DAMAGE. THIS TYPE OF
DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED BY THE DISTRIBUTOR'S LIMITED WARRANTY.
Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick securely. If any oil is spilled, make sure to wipe it up.
AIR CLEANER (FIG. 8)
A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor,
reducing engine performance. If you operate the engine in
very dusty areas, clean the air filter element more often
than specified in the Maintenance Schedule.
OPERATING THE ENGINE WITHOUT AN AIR FILTER
ELEMENT, OR WITH A DAMAGED AIR FILTER ELEMENT,
WILL ALLOW DIRT TO ENTER THE ENGINE, CAUSING RAPID
ENGINE WEAR. THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED BY
THE DISTRIBUTOR'S LIMITED WARRANTY.
Press the latch tab on the top of the air cleaner cover and
remove the cover. Inspect the filter element. Clean or
replace dirty filter elements. Always replace damaged filter
Reinstall the filter element and air cleaner cover.