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Maintenance; Lubrication Gear Housing; Muffler Inspection; Prolonged Storage - Craftsman Gamefisher 298.585070 Owner's Manual

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MAINTENANCE
1. FEATURE
INFORMATION
a. This
outboard
motor
has
special
design
features
as shown
in Figur:e 1,
b,
Your
seJection
of our Marine
Products
will
provide_you
with
many
hours
of enjoyable
boating.
To assure your, complete
satisfac-
tion on the
investment
you
have just made,
we ask you
to read this manual
thoroughly
before
going afloat,
Acquaint
yourself
with
the
particular
areas
of
operation
on
your
outboard
motor
as you
read the step-by-step
procedures.
Keep
in mind
maximum
per-
formance
is achieved
only
when
the owner
or operator
is completely
familiar
with
the
operating
instructions.
:,
Periodic
servicing
will
be required,
It
is
recommended
that
you
consult
your
Sears
Service
Center
when
service
is necessary.
We will
be happy
to
extend
our
facilities
and assure prompt
service.
.,
2.
LUBRICATION
--_GEAR
HOUSING
a, The
Gear Housing
has been pre-iubricated
at
the factory;
however,
the grease level should
=-
be checked
as follows
using SAE
90
out-
board motor
grease.
(See Figure
2).
(1)
Prior to initial
operation.
(2)
After
first four
(4) hours of use.
(3)
Recheck
after
every
fifty
(50)
hours
running time.
(4)
Replace
with
new
lubricant
at the end
of your
outboard
motor
season.
This
is important,
as it removes
any
water
from
the
gear
housing
.and
prevents-
possible corrosion
to internal
parts•
b. TO Check,
Drain
or Fill gear housing,
follow:-
these steps:
(1)
Position
outboard
motor
upright.
(2)
Remove
drain
plug
and
washer,
then
insert
nozzle
of
gear
lubricant
tube:
into hole,
(3)
Squeeze
tube
until
lubricant
is forced
out around
tube.
(4)
Replace
plug and washer.
Be sure plug
is tightened
securely,
(5)
To achieve complete
drainage
of lubri-
cant,
remove
cotte[
pin,
propeller
and
shea= pin
from
propeller
shaft,
also,
gear
housing
cover
by
unscrewing
2
bolts.
(6}
When lubricant
has completely
drained,
reptace
parts
and
refilJ
gear
housing
using filling procedure
above.
_. For
best
resutts,
lubricate
propeller
shaft
with lithium
grease every
30 to 60 days.
3,
MUFFLER
INSPECTION
a,
Periodically
remove
muffler
cover
by
un-
screwing
screws
and
inspect
for
carbon
build-up
inside the muffler
inlet and outlet,
the
exhaust
port
and
the
combustion
chamber
of the cylinder,
Excessive carbon
will
prevent
drawing
the rhaximum
power_
outof
the engine.
(See Figure
3),
b..Care
Should
be-exercised
white
cleaning
away
carbon
to
prevent
scratches
to
the
surface
of the engine components
and dropL
ping carbon inside of crankcase,
4,
PROLONGED
STORAGE
a,
TO
store
your
outboard
motor
for
pro-
longed
Storage,
prepare
outboard
as fol-
lows:
(1)
See paragraph
on stopping
procedures.
(2)
When
removing
outboard
motor
from
boat,
aliow
all
water
to
drain
from
unit,
(3)
The
outboard
motor
should
be
mounted
on
a
stand
vertically
with
power
head up for storage,
(4)
Pull
starter
handle
slowly
until
resist-
ance
is felt
due
to compression
pres-
sure, then stop,
Release starter
tension
slowly
to Prevent
engine
from
revers-
ing
rotation
due
to
compression
pressure.
This position
wilt :close both
the
intake
and
exhaust
ports
for
storage,
(5)
Drain and
fill
gear housing
as outlined
under
Lubrication
of Gear Housing.
(6)
Wipe
exterior
completely
with
fresh
water
cloth
and then
apply
light
coat-
ing of oil.
b.
When starting a new season, always use fresh
gasoline,
Last
year's
gasoline
may
have
varnish
deposits
that
wilt
plug
the
carbu-
retor
jets,
thus
requiring
a complete
over-
haul.
c.
To
plan
for
the coming
season,
we recom-
mend
you
contact
your
Sears
Service
Center
before the new season for any service
repair work
required.
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