IMPORTANT: Do not start this engine before reading Section 1 and Section 2 of this manual.
PROVIDE EFFICIENT VENTILATION. Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly poison. Do not operate engine in an enclosed area.
KEEP ENGINE CLEAN. This engine is air-cooled. If cooling system becomes clogged, serious damage may result. Therefore, keep the
blower screen, fins on flywheel, cylinder head and block free from grass or dirt.
SECTION 1 BEFORE STARTING
“Oil-Foam” air cleaners are oiled at the factory and do not require initial service.
FILL FUEL TANK
Use clean, fresh “regular” grade gasoline. Fill tank completely.
DO NOT FILL GASOLINE TANK WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Avoid spilling gasoline on a hot engine — this may cause an explosion and serious injury.
FILL CRANKCASE WITH OIL
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FIG. A. Remove the oil filler plug. Place the engine level. Fill the crankcase to overflowing. POUR SLOWLY. CAPACITY 4 PINTS. Replace the filler plug.
FIG. B. Remove cap and dipstick and fill to full mark on dipstick. When checking oil level push dipstick assembly firmly but slowly until cap bottoms on tube. Do not overfill. Dipstick assembly should be pushed fully into tube assembly at all times when engine is operating.
WINTER (Below 40~ F.) Use SAE 5W-20 If not Available Use SAE 10W oil diluted with 10%
SUMMER (Above 4O~ F.) Use SAE 30 If not Available Use SAE 1OW-30
Any high quality detergent oil having the American Petroleum Institute classification “For Service MS” can be used in your Briggs & Stratton engine. Detergent oils keep the engine cleaner and retard the formation of gum and varnish deposits. The oil recommendations are the result of extensive testing. No special additives should be used.