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Maintenance; Lubrication Gear Housing; Muffler Inspection; Prolonged Storage - Craftsman Gamefisher 298.586193 Owner's Manual

Outboard motor 3.0 h.p.
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MAINTENANCE
2.
LUBRICATION
_
GEAR
HOUSING
a,
The
Gear Housing
has been pie-lubricated
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
b,
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
c.
is tightened
securely.
(5)
To achieve complete
drainage
of lub_'i_
cant,
remove
cotter
pin, propeller
and'
-,:_-_
shear
pin
from
propeller
shaft,
also,
gear
housing
cover
by
unscrewing
2
bolts,
(6)
When lubricant
has completely
clrained.
replace
;)arts
and
refill
gear
housing
5.
using filling procedure
above.
a.
c.
For
best
results,
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 maximum
power
out of the engine.
(See Figure
3).
b.
Care
should
be
exercised
while
cleaning
:=_ =
away
carbon
to
prevent
scratches
to
the
su rface of the engine components
and drop.
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.
(Ref.
10)
boat,
allow
all
water
to
drain
from
unit.
(2)
When
Pemoving
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 storage,
(4)
Pull
starter
handle
slowly
until
resist-
ance
is felt
due
to compression
Pie s;
sure, then stop.
Release stsrter
tension
S_OWIy tO prevent
eng;ne
froi_
revers:
• ing
rotation
due
to
compression
pressure.
This position
witl close both
the
intake
and
exhaust
ports
for
storage.
{5)
Drain
and fill gear housing as outlined
under
Lubrication
Of Gear
Housing,
(Ref.
2)
|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.
Last
year's
gasoline
may
have
varnish
deposits
that
will
plug
the carbu-
retor
jets,
thus
requiring
a complete
over-
haul,
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,
OPERATION
NEW
AUTOMATIC
CLUTCH
New
automatic
clutch.
Based on a dual
centrifugal
clutch
design,
it allows
the out.
board
prop
to
turn
at very
slOW speeds or
even
come
to
a complete
stop
while
the
engine
continues
operating
efficiently,
It
eliminates
the need
to shift
gears by hand
and
prevents
the
engine
from
overheating
and Stalling
at slow speeds.
When
engine
starts,
motor
is neutral.
As
throttle
increases,
sub
clutch
engages.
At
approx.
6
MPH,
main
clutch
engages
to
provide
direct
drive for cruising,
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