Fuel Handling; Fuel Safety; Fuel - Husqvarna 326P4 Operator's Manual

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Fuel safety

Never start the machine:
1 If you have spilled fuel on it. Wipe off the spillage and allow
remaining fuel to evaporate.
2 If you have spilled fuel on yourself or your clothes, change
your clothes. Wash any part of your body that has come in
contact with fuel. Use soap and water.
3 If the machine is leaking fuel. Check regularly for leaks
from the fuel cap and fuel lines.
Transport and storage
Store and transport the machine and fuel so that there is
no risk of any leakage or fumes coming into contact with
sparks or naked flames, for example, from electrical
machinery, electric motors, electrical relays/switches or
When storing and transporting fuel always use approved
containers intended for this purpose.
When storing the machine for long periods the fuel tank
must be emptied. Contact your local gas station to find out
where to dispose of excess fuel.
Ensure the machine is cleaned and that a complete
service is carried out before long-term storage.
The transport guard must always be fitted to the cutting
attachment when the machine is being transported or in
In order to prevent unintentional starting of the engine, the
spark plug cap must always be removed during long-term
storage, if the machine is not under close supervision and
when performing all service measures.
WARNING! Take care when handling fuel.
Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosion and
inhaling fumes.


CAUTION! The machine is equipped with a two-stroke
engine and must always been run using a mixture of gasoline
and two-stroke engine oil. It is important to accurately
measure the amount of oil to be mixed to ensure that the
correct mixture is obtained. When mixing small amounts of
fuel, even small inaccuracies can drastically affect the ratio of
the mixture.
WARNING! Fuel and fuel fumes are highly
inflammable and can cause serious injury
when inhaled or allowed to come in contact
with the skin. For this reason observe
caution when handling fuel and make sure
there is adequate ventilation.
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CAUTION! Always use a quality gasoline/oil mixture with an
octane rating of at least 87 octane ((RON+MON)/2). If your
machine is equipped with a catalytic converter (see chapter
on Technical data) always use a good quality unleaded
gasoline/oil mixture. Leaded gasoline will destroy the catalytic
Use low-emission gasoline, also known as alkylate gasoline,
if it is available.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline.
The lowest recommended octane grade is 87
((RON+MON)/2). If you run the engine on a lower octane
grade than 87 so-called knocking can occur. This gives
rise to a high engine temperature and increased bearing
load, which can result in serious engine damage.
When working at continuous high revs a higher octane
rating is recommended.
Two-stroke oil
For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two-
stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air-
cooled two stroke-engines.
Never use two-stroke oil intended for water-cooled
engines, sometimes referred to as outboard oil (rated
Never use oil intended for four-stroke engines.
Mixing ratio
1:50 (2%) with HUSQVARNA two-stroke oil.
Gasoline, litre
US gallon
2 1/2
Two-stroke oil, litre
2% (1:50)
US fl. oz.
2 1/2
6 1/2
12 7/8
1151475-95 Rev. 1 2009-01-16

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