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Before Starting; Check Oil Level - Craftsman 143.994024 Operator's Manual

4.0 reserve power 10 inch cubic (163 cc) displacement solid state ignition
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MODELAND
D.O,M. DECAL
STARTER
HANDLE
OIL FILL PLUG AND DIPSTICK
RECOIL STARTER
FUEL
3AP
SPARK PLUG WIRE
AIR
CONTROL
SPARK PLUG/"
CARBURETOR
Figure 1
THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH IF NOT FOLLOWED COULD
_.
ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS, READ AND
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FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ANY PROVIDED WITH THE EQUIPMENT ON WHICH
THIS ENGINE IS USED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATING.
THESE SYMBOLS MAY APPEAR ON THE ENGINE:
OFF
FULL
FAST
SLOW
STOP
CHOKE
ENGINESWHICHARE CERTIFIEDTO COMPLYWITHCALIFORNIAAND
U.S. EPA EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR ULGEENGINES: Arecertified
tooperate onregutar u nleaded gasotine. I nclude t hefollowing e mission controt
system(s):Era, TWC (if soequipped);Do not include any useradjustable
features - therefore no otheradjustments are needed.
OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS
TO OPERATE ENGINE, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
(_ A CLEAN, HIGH QUALITY,
DETERGENT
OIL.
Be sure odginal container is marked:
A.P.L service "SF" - "SJ".
FOR SUMMER (ABOVE 32°F; 0°C) USE SAE 30 OIL.
Using multigrade oil will increase oil consumption.
FOR WINTER (BELOW 32°F; 0°C) USE SAE 5W30 OIL.
(SAE 10W is an accaptabia substitute.)
DO NOT USE SAE 10W40 OIL.
OIL SUMP CAPACITY:
21 ounces (1-1/4 U.S. pints)
.62 liter
(_A
FRESH,
CLEAN,
UNLEADED
REGULAR,
UNLEADED
PREMIUM,
OR REFORMULATED
AUTOMOTIVE
GASOLINE
ONLY.
DO NOT USE
LEADED
GASOLINE.
NOTE: DO NOT USE GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL
(WOOD ALCOHOL). Gasoline containingup to 10% ethanol or
grain alcohol ("Gasohol"), or up to 15% MTBE (Methyl Tertiary
Butyl Ether),may be used but requiresspecial care when engine
is unused for extended periods.
See "STORAGE" instructionsof Page 4.
NOTE: Use clean oil and fuel and store in approved, clean
covered containers. Use clean fill funnels.
Never use "stale"
gasoline left over from last season or stored for long periods.
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IMPORTANT
KEEP THIS MANUAL HANDY AT ALL TIMES FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE. READ IT CAREFULLY AND FAMIUARIZE YOUR-
SELF WITH THE OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS. THIS MANUAL ALSO CONTAINS A COM-
PLETE PARTS LISTING.
BEFORE
STARTING
(_
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE EQUIP-
MENT ON WHICH THIS ENGINE IS USED.
_) CHECK OIL LEVEL:
IMPORTANT; NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL LEVEL IS
BE'PNEEN "FULL" AND "ADO" MARKS ON
DIPSTICK,
CHECK OIL LEVEL OFTEN DURING ENGINE BREAK-IN.
NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL FILL PLUG ISTIGHTENED
SECURELY INTO OIL FILL HOLE.
A. POSITION EQUIPMENT SO ENGINE IS LEVEL.
B. Clean area around oil fill plug (see Figure 1).
C. Remove oil fill plug and dipstick.
D. Wipe dipstick clean, insert it into oil fill hole and tighten
securely.
E. Remove oil fill plug and check oil level. If level is not up to
"FULL" mark on dipstick, add recommended oil, until it is.
POUR SLOWLY. Wipe dipstickclean each time oil level is
checked. DO NOT FILL ABOVE "FULL" MARK ON DIP-
STICK.
F. Replace oil fill plug and tighten securely.
See "MAINTENANCE" section for any future oit levet and oil
change instructions(see Page 2).
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