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lI~FORE
STARTING ENGINE
OIL
FI
LL
PLUG
Fill here with
fresh regula
r
of
gasol ine
OIL
FIG. 1
grade
I. Before
storti
ng, fill
crankcase to "Full"
mark
on
dip
st
ick.
Be su re
dip
stick is
screwed
in
and
that
engi ne is
level.
Oil
copacity
is
2
V:!
pints.
2. Use S.A.E.
No.
30
MS,
SC, SD
or
SE oil.
If not
avai lable,
use
Mu
lti-Grade oi
l
(S.A.E. 10W-3OW)
MS,
SC,
SD
or
SE.
(Note:
Below
3:zO
F
use
10W
MS. SC,
SD or SE.
3. Change ojl
after
f
irst 2
hours of
operation
and
every
25
operating
hours
thereafter.
Check oi
l
every
a
operating hours.
TO START ENGINE
(NOTE
: Key, choke, t hrottle
located
on dashboard
o
f tracto
r
)
Open
g0501
ine shut-off
valve
loco
ted under
gas
tonk.
o
Position
throttle
to about
holf-throttle.
o
Pull choke all
the way
out.
Turn
key all
the
way
in
clockwise
direction.
After engine Siorts, push
choke lever in
sl
owly.
(If engine is
worm, do not choke to
start.)
TO STOP ENGINE
ITl
Turn key
in
counterclockwise
direction.
4
CLEANER
MC)DEL ond
FIG.
2
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
To obtain longest
life
and troubl
e free use of
your
e ngine,
certain normal
mainte nance
must
be per-
form ed a
s
outlined
below:
Disconn ect
s pork
plug wire
a
t
spark p
lug
before
performing any
ma intenance to
pre-
vent
occidental
sta
rting
of engine.
CHANGE OIL
Change oi
l
in engine crankcase after first
two hours of operation.
Unscrew
oil drain
plug
located
on end of
engine
bose.
(See
F;g.
II.
Replace
o
il
drain plug and
refill
e
ngin
e
c
rankcase with
oil as per instructions
in
Fig. 1.
Thereafter
check oi
I level
often,
before
each
u
si
ng,
at each eight hours
of opera
ti
on
a
nd
add
o
il
if
necessary to
bring
up to
proper
level.
(See
Fig. 1)
Change
oil
at each
25
hours
of opera
ti
on
.
PROPER FUEL
OJ
Use
a
good grade
of
fresh CLEAN Regular
gasoline.
CLEAN ENGIN
E
Wipe
off
all
spilled
fuel and
oil.
Keep engine clean
of
foreign matter
at all
times.
Be sure air fins
on
Cylinder
ar~
kept clean
to
permit proper ventilation.
Remember,
thi
s
is on
air
coaled engine
and free air
fl ow
is important
for
proper
engine performance
and
li fe.

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