Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. Keep heat, sparks and flame away. Move the throttle lever to its slowest position. Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining an engine. After all the fuel has drain into the container, reinstall the drain bolt and sediment cup. Or clean in nonflammable solvent and allow to dry.
A loose spark plug can overheat and damage the engine. You will need this serial number when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquires see page 58. Other viscosities shown in the chart may be used when the average temperature in your area is within the recommended range. Some engine applications use a remotely-mountedchoke control rather than the engine-mountedchoke lever shown here. Unleaded gasoline produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends exhaust system life. Refuel outdoors, in a well-ventilatedarea, with the engine stopped.
For engine speed recommendations, refer to the instructions provided with the equipment powered by this engine. Keep heat, sparks and flame away. The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed. Never run the engine in a closed garage or confined area. Clean or replace dirty filter elements. Avoid inhalation of exhaust gas.
However, to avoid the inconvenience of an unexpected shutdown, always check the engine oil level before startup. They should be able to answer any questions you may have. Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Check the air filter see page 29. Empty the used oil from the air cleaner case, wash out any accumulated dirt with nonflammable solvent, and dry the case.
If spark knock or pinging occurs at a steady engine speed, under normal load, change brands of gasoline. These engines are certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Always replace the paper air filter element at the scheduled interval see page 23. If the fuse burns out frequently, take the engine to a servicing Honda dealer for repair. Fuel Gasoline will oxidize and deteriorate in storage.
Clean all exterior surfaces, touch up any damaged paint, and coat other areas that may rust with a light film of oil. Serious damage to the electrical system or a fire could result. Other Equipment Review the instructions provided with the equipment powered by this engine for any additional safety precautions that should be observed in conjunction with engine startup, shutdown, operation, or protective apparel that may be needed to operate the equipment. Best Wishes, Honda Motor Co. A nonporous cover will trap moisture around the engine, promoting rust and corrosion.
The warranty policy is a separate document that should have been given to you by your dealer. We recommend the use of genuine Honda parts whenever you have maintenance done. The manufacturer or rebuilder of the part must certify that use of the part will not result in a failure of the engine to comply with emission regulations. If you operate your engine under unusual conditions, such as sustained high-loador high-temperatureoperation, or use in unusually wet or dusty conditions, consult your servicing dealer for recommendations applicable to your individual needs and use. Please note that this service is subject to discontinuance or change without notice.
Be careful not to touch the muffler while it is hot. Keep the engine level when transporting to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage. Damage caused by spilled fuel is not covered under warranty. However, to avoid the inconvenience of an unexpected shutdown, always check the engine oil level before startup. Using a garden hose or pressure washing equipment can force water into the air cleaner or muffler opening. Also avoid any area with a spark-producingelectric motor, or where power tools are operated.
Refer to pages 30-32 for instructions that apply to the air cleaner and filter on your type of engine. If the engine has been running, allow it to cool. Check the General Condition of the Engine Look around and underneath the engine for signs of oil or gasoline leaks. Dip the filter element in clean engine oil, then squeeze out all excess oil. Even with carburetor modification, engine horsepower will decrease about 3. Old gasoline will cause hard starting, and it leaves gum deposits that clog the fuel system.