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Oil & Fuel Recommendations; Before Starting - Craftsman 143.991200 Operator's Manual

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OIL FILL PLUG AND DIPSTICK
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MODELAND
D.O.M. DECAL
OIL DRAIN PLUG
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THESE
SYMBOLS
MAY APPEAR
ON THE ENGINE:
FAST
SLOW
ENGINES
WHICH ARE CERTIFIED
TO COMPLY WITH CALIFORNIA
AND U.S. EPA EMISSION
REGULATIONS
FOR ULGE
ENGINES:
Are certified
to operate
on regular unleaded
gasoline.
Include the
following
emission control system(s):
EM, TWC (if so equipped);
Do
not include
any
user
adjustable
features
- therefore
no other
adjustments
are needed.
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OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS
TO OPERATE
ENGINE,
YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
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A CLEAN, HIGH QUALITY,
DETERGENT
OIL.
Be sum original container is marked:
A.P.I. service "SF'-'SJ".
FOR SUMMER (ABOVE 32°F; 0°C) USE SAE 30 OIL,
Using mulitgrade oil will increase oil consumption.
FOR WIN'[ER (BELOW 32°F; (PC) USE SAE 5W30 OIL.
(SAE 10W is an acceptable Substitute.)
DO NOT USE SAE 10W40 OIL.
OIL SUMP CAPACITY:
32 ounces 12 U.S. pints).
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A FRESH, CLEAN, UNLEADED REGULAR, UNLEADED
PREMIUM,
OR
REFORMULATED
AUTOMOTIVE
GASOLINE ONLY. DO NOT USE LEADED GASOLINE.
NOTE: DO NOT USE GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL (WDOD
ALCOHOL).
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol or grain alcohol
('Gasohol'), or up to 15% MTBE (Msthayl Tertiary Butyl Ether), may be
used but requires special cam when engine is unused for extended
periods.
See "STORAGE" instruction on Page 4.
NOTE: Usa dean oil and fuel and store in approved, dean covered
containers. Use clean fill funnels.
Neveruse "stale"gasolineleft over fromlastseason or storedfor long
periods.
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IMPORTANT
KEEP THIS MANUAL HANDY AT ALL TIMES FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE.
READ IT CAREFULLY
AND FAMILIARIZE
YOURSELF WITH THE OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. THIS MAN UAL ALSO CONTAINS A
COMPLETE PARTS LISTING.
BEFORE
STARTING
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READALLINSTRUCTIONSPROVIDEDWITHTHEEQUIPMENT
ON WHICH THIS ENGINE
IS USED.
(_) CHECK OIL LEVEL:
CAUTION: NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL LEVEL IS BETWEEN
"FULL"
AND "ADD" MARKS ON DIPSTICK.
CHECK OIL LEVEL OFTEN DURING
ENGINE BREAK-IN. NEVER
RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL RLL PLUG IS TIGHTENED
SECURELY
INTO OIL FILL HOLE.
A. POSITION EQUIPMENT SO ENGINE IS LEVEL.
B. Clean area around oil fill plug (see Figure I).
C. Remove oil finplug and dipstick.
D. Wipe dipstickclean, Insert it into oil fill hole and tighten securely.
E. Remove oilfibplug and check oil level. If level is not up to"FULL" mark
on dipstick, add recommended oil, until it is. POUR SLOWLY. W'lpe
dipstick clean each time oHlevel is checked.
DO NOT FILL ABOVE "FULL" MARK ON DIPSTICK.
F. Replace oil fill plug and Ughtan securely.
TO ENSURE ADEQUATE OIL SUPPLY:
G. DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG AND
KEEP IT AWAY FROM SPARK PLUG.
H. Crank engine a few times with starter.
NOTE - DO NOT USE MOWER Cut-rING BLADE OR ANY OTHER
A'rrACHMEHT
ON POWER TAKE-OFF
END OF CRANKSHAFT
TO CRANK ENGINE.
I.
Re-check oil level per instructions C, D, E and F.
J. Connect spark plug wire to spark plug.
See "MAINTENANCE" section forany future off level and oil change
Instructions (see Page 2).
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