2-12. OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD
Use proper engine oil for cold weather. See lubrication instructions in Chapter 3, paragraph 3-2, for the
correct type of oil.
Fuel version must be grounded with appropriate hardware.
Death or serious Injury could occur if fuel is not handled
properly. Us in a well-ventilated area away from open
flame, arcing equipment, ignition sources, heaters, or excessive
heat. Always store fuel in properly marked containers. DO NOT
Keep fuel tank full to prevent condensation. Condensation can freeze and clog the lines, filters, and
Figure 2-8. Cold Weather Starting Aid
Cold weather starting can be improved by the addition of engine oil in rocker arm cover. Remove rub-
ber plug (1) of rocker arm cover and add 5 drops of engine oil before starting.
Do not us more oil than specified as a starting agent. Too much oil
could result in engine reversal. Should this occur, engine exhaust
will be emitted from the air intake. Stop engine at once using speed
control lever knob or decompression lever. Engine oil pump does
not work in reverse, and severe engine damage could result.
Replace rubber plug (1) immediately after oil is added.