Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Fuel Tank, Filter and Tap Cleaning
Clean the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area, and
take care that there is no sparks or flame anywhere
near the working area. Because of the danger of
highly flammable liquids, do not use gasoline or low
flash-point solvent to clean the tank.
Remove the fuel tank and drain it (see Fuel Tank Removal
in the Fuel System chapter).
Pour some high-flash point solvent into the fuel tank and
shake the tank to remove dirt and fuel deposits.
Drain the solvent out of the tank.
Remove the fuel filter from the tank by taking out the bolts.
Clean the fuel filter screen in a high-flash point solvent.
After cleaning, install the fuel filter.
Pour high-flash point solvent through the tap in all lever
Dry the tank, filter and tap with compressed air.
Install the filter in the fuel tank.
Install the tap and fuel tank.
Fuel Tap and Filter Inspection
Remove the fuel filter from the fuel tank.
Check the fuel filter screen [A] for any breaks or deterio-
If the fuel filter screen have any breaks or is deteriorated,
it may allow dirt to reach the carburetor, causing poor run-
ning. Replace the fuel filter.
Remove the fuel tap.
Check the fuel tap for fuel leaks.
If the fuel tap leaks, or allows fuel to flow when it is at OFF
position, replace the fuel tap.
To avoid burns, do not remove the radiator cap or
try to change the coolant when the engine is still
hot. Wait until it cools down.
Coolant on tires will make them slippery and can
cause an accident and injury. Immediately wash
away any coolant that spills on the wheels.
Since coolant is harmful to the human body, do not
use for drinking.
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