Maintenance - Craftsman Gamefisher 298.586130 Owner's Manual

Outboard motor 1.2 h.p.
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MAINTENANCE
1.
FEATURE
INFORMATION
a.
This
outboard
motor
has
speciaJ
design
features
as shown
in Figure
1.
b.
Your
selection
of
our Marine
Products
wilt
provide
you
with
many
hours of enjoyable
co
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.
c.
Periodic
servicing
win
be required.
It
is
recommended
that
you
consult
your
Sears
Service
Center
when
service
_s necessary,
We witl
be
happy
to extend
our
facilities
and assure prompt
service.
5.
2.
STEERING
HANDLE
INSTALLATION
a.
Remove
snap
pin
and washer
5.from
'steering
handle,
screw
handle
mounting:
bolt
in
joint
pipe holder
and stop steering
handle,
Then push
groove, at tip of steering
handle
against
handle
stopper.
Put washer
5 in over handle mounting
bolt
and
insert snap pin.
3.
LUBRICATION
_
GEAR
HOUSING
a.
The
Gear Housing has been
pre-lubricated
at
the factory;
however,
the grease level should
be
checked
as follows
using
SAE
90
out-
board
motor
grease.
(See Figure2).
-
....
{1)
Prior
to initial
operation.
(2)
After
first
four
(4) hourSof
use.
{3)
Recheck
after
every
Jiity
(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
0r Fill gear housing, follow
these steps:
('1:)
Position
outboard
motor
upright,
b.
(2)
Remove
drain
plug
and
washer,
then
insert
nozzle
of
gear
lubricant
tube
into
here.
(3)
Squeeze
tube
until
lubricant
is forced
out
around
tube.
co
{4)
Replace
plug
and washer.
Be sure plug
. is.tightened
securely;
(5)
To achieve
complete
drainage
of lubri-
cant,
remove
cotter
pin,
propeller
and
shear
pin
from
propeller
shaft,
also,
gear
housing
cover
by
unscrewing
2
bolts.
{6|
Wilen lubricant
has completely
drained,
replace
parts
and
refill
gear housing
using filling procedure
abov e,
.
.
For
best
results,
lubricate
propeller
shaft
with
lithium
grease every 30 to 60 days,
4,
MUFFLER
INSPECTION
a.
Periodically
remove
muffler
cover
bv un.
screw,ng
screws
and
inspect
for
carbon
build-up
inside
the muffler
inlet and outleI,
the
exhaust
port
and
the
combustion
chamber
of the cylinder. Excessive
carbon
will
prevent
drawing
the
maximum
power
out
of the engine.
ISee Figure 3),
b.
Care
should
be
exercised
white
cleaning
away
carbon
to
prevent
scratches
to tile
surface
of the engine
components
and drop-
ping
carbon insideof crankcase.
PROLONGED
STORAGE
To
store
your
outboard
motor
for pro*
longed
storage,
prepare
outboard
as fol-
lows:
(lJ
See paragraph
on'stopping
procedures.
{Ref,
I0]
{2)
When
removing
outboard
motor
from
boat,
allow
all
water
to
drain
from
unit.
(3|
The
outboard
motor
should
be
mounted
on
a stand
vertically
with
power
head up for sto(age.
(4j
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*
mg
rotation
due
to
compression
pressure,
This position
will close both
the
intake
and
exhaust
ports
for
storage.
{5)
Drain
and fill gear housing
as outlined
under
Lubrication
of Gear Housing.
(Ref.
3)
(6}
Wipe
exterior
completely
with
fresh
water
cloth
and then apply
light
Coat-
ing of oil.
When starting
a new season, always
use fresh
gasoline.
Lasl
year's
gasoline
may
have
varnish
deposits
that will
plug
the
carbu-
retor
jets,
thus
requiring
a c0mpiete
over-
haul.
To plan for the comingseason, w e recom-
mend
you
contact
your
Sears
Service
Center before
the new season for any service
repair work
required,

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