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TecumsehPower

Engine Operator’s Manual

OVRM

120

Four-Cycle Engine • Vertical Crankshaft • Air-Cooled

 

Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Safety Definitions

ii

I.

General Safety Precautions

1

II.

How to Get Service

3

III.

Oil and Fuel Specifications

4

IV.

Before Starting Your Engine

4

V.

Starting Your Engine

7

VI.

Stopping Your Engine and Short-Term Storage

13

VII.

Maintenance

13

VIII.

Transporting Your Engine

20

IX.

Storing Your Engine

21

X.

Preventing Forest, Brush and Grass Fires

23

XI.

Maintenance Intervals

23

 

California & US EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement

28

 

Emission Control System Warranty

29

XII.

Warranty Information

30

 

 

 

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(English) 1/01/08

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Safety Definitions

Statements in this manual preceded by the following words and graphics are of special significance:

!WARNING

Or

!WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which if NOT avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

NOTE

Refers to important information and is placed in italic type.

It is recommended that you take special notice of all items discussed on the next two pages and wear the appropriate safety equipment.

Before operating this engine it is your responsibility to read this Operator’s Manual. Follow these basic rules for your personal safety:

Keep this manual handy at all times for future reference.

Read it carefully and familiarize yourself with operating, maintenance, components and safety instructions.

Notice Regarding Emissions

NOTE

Engines which are certified to comply with California and U.S. EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment), are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and may include the following emission control systems: (EM) Engine Modification and (TWC) Three-way Catalyst (if so equipped).

Tecumseh Contact Information

For engine adjustments, repairs or warranty service NOT covered in this manual, consult your local Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer, call 1-800-558-5402, or go to www.TecumsehPower.com for additional information.

The trademarks TECUMSEH® and the DESIGN (Native American Head logo) are registered trademarks of Tecumseh Products Company and are used by Tecumseh Power Company under license from Tecumseh Products Company. Tecumseh Power Company is no longer owned by Tecumseh Products Company nor is it associated or affiliated in any way with Tecumseh Products Company.

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I. General Safety Precautions

!WARNING

Read equipment manufacturer’s manual and this material thoroughly before using this engine. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death. Consult your local Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer, call 1-800- 558-5402, or go to www.TecumsehPower.com for additional information.

A. Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

All engine exhaust contains

carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion

and eventually death.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas which may be present even if you DO NOT see or smell any engine exhaust. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly and you can quickly be overcome and unable to save yourself. Also, deadly levels of carbon monoxide can linger for hours or days in enclosed or poorly-ventilated areas. If you experience any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, leave the area immediately, get fresh air, and SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT.

To prevent serious injury or death from carbon monoxide:

NEVER run engine indoors. Even if you try to ventilate engine exhaust with fans or open windows and doors, carbon monoxide can rapidly reach dangerous levels.

NEVER run engine in poorly-ventilated or partially enclosed areas such as barns, garages, basements, carports, under dwellings, or in pits.

NEVER run engine outdoors where engine exhaust can be drawn into a building through openings such as windows and doors.

B.Avoid Gasoline Fires

Gasoline (fuel) vapors are highly flammable and can explode. Fuel vapors can spread and be ignited by a spark or flame many feet away from engine. To prevent injury or death from fuel fires, follow these instructions:

NEVER store engine with fuel in fuel tank inside a building with potential

sources of ignition such as hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, electric motors, etc.

NEVER remove fuel cap or add fuel when engine is running.

NEVER start or operate the engine with the fuel fill cap removed.

Allow engine to cool before refueling.

NEVER fill fuel tank indoors. Fill fuel tank outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

DO NOT smoke while refueling tank.

Use only an approved red GASOLINE container to store and dispense fuel. Tecumseh recommends purchasing gasoline in containers with a capacity of 2.5 gallons or less. Small containers are easier to handle and help eliminate spillage during refueling.

DO NOT pour fuel from engine or siphon fuel by mouth. To empty the fuel tank see "I. Draining Fuel" instructions on page 21.

C.Adult Supervision of Operation, Refueling and Maintenance

The manufacturer of the application may provide information about who is allowed to use this engine (see equipment manufacturer’s manual). NOT everyone who is allowed to use this engine is capable of safely and responsibly operating, maintaining and/or fueling it. Tecumseh recommends the following:

An adult should fuel this engine. NEVER allow children to refuel this engine. See "C. Filling Fuel Tank" instructions on page 6.

An adult should perform maintenance on this engine. See "VII. Maintenance" instructions on page 13. Only allow children to perform mainte- nance if an adult has determined they are exper- enced and capable of such operation.

An adult should start the engine. See "G. Avoid Accidental Starts" instructions on page 2. Only allow children to start the engine if an adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation.

To avoid unsupervised operation of the engine, especially by children, NEVER leave it unattended when it is running.

D.Stay Away from Rotating Parts

NEVER operate the engine with an unguarded flywheel and/or muffler. See Figure 1 on page 2.

The equipment manufacturer may attach a sprocket and chain or pulley and belt to the engine shaft. If these parts are NOT properly guarded, or if you are NOT sure whether they are properly guarded, DO NOT use your engine; contact the equipment manufacturer. Hands, feet, hair, jewelry, clothing, etc. can become entangled in rotating parts, leading to serious injury or death. To avoid serious injury or death, be sure the flywheel guard is in place. See Figure 1 on page 2.

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E. DO NOT Modify Engine

To avoid serious injury or death, DO NOT modify engine in any way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. NEVER tamper with factory setting of engine governor.

!WARNING

Use of this engine on fun-carts, go-karts, or mini-bikes can result in serious injury or death. Tecumseh manufactures the Power Sport line of engines for use in such applications. Consult your local Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer, call 1-800-558-5402, or go to www.TecumsehPower.com for additional information.

F.Avoid Burns and Fire from Hot Surfaces

The muffler and other engine parts become extremely hot during operation and remain hot after the engine has stopped.

To avoid severe burns on contact, NEVER operate the engine without the muffler guard in place, and avoid hot areas of the engine.

See Figure 1.

To reduce the risk of fire keep all materials that can burn, including grass and leaves, away from muffler and rest of engine. DO NOT operate, idle or park the engine application in long dry grass or other dry ground cover.

G.Avoid Accidental Starts

To prevent accidental starting when working on equipment always:

Carefully disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. See Figures 2 and 3.

Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur.

Carefully attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post, if provided.

Disconnect battery at negative terminal first, if engine is equipped with an electric starter.

Turn off all engine switches.

Remove ignition key, if provided.

H.Use Hearing Protection

Engine noise may cause hearing damage. Always wear hearing protection when operating an engine.

1

DO NOT USE AS SHOWN

 

2

1.Engine with Flywheel Guard

2.Engine without Muffler Guard

Figure 1. Typical Muffler and Flywheel Guard Locations

Figure 2. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug

Figure 3. Typical Spark Plug Connection

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II. How to Get Service

For engine adjustments, repairs or warranty service NOT covered in this manual, consult your local Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer, call 1-800-558-5402, or go to www.TecumsehPower.com for additional information.

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A. Engine Identification Decal

A sample engine identification decal (See Figure 4.) indicates the engine’s model number, specification of engine and the date of manufacture (D.O.M.). Please look at the decal on your engine and fill in this information in the spaces provided for future reference.

The engine identification decal also includes engine life specifications for the emissions-related useful life period of your engine. This period relates to the emission compliance life as certified by EPA and/or CARB. To find the life period specification for your engine, please look on your engine’s decal and find the letter enclosed by quotation marks between the words MODERATE and LIFE PERIOD. Match one of the following letters with the letter printed on your decal. For example, OVRM models are designated as “C” 125 hours, “B” 250 hours, and “A” 500 hours.

B. Tecumseh Technician’s Handbook

If you have a general understanding of internal combustion engines and wish to repair and service your engine and/or engine emission control systems yourself, a Technician’s Handbook is available from your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. See Figure 5. This handbook covers repairs and adjustments NOT covered within this Operator’s Manual, and it is intended for individuals who have had adequate training, experience and who practice proper tool usage. Service procedures should be clearly understood and practiced when servicing Tecumseh Engines. Order as part no. 695244A for OVRM models.

Tecumseh manufactures and is responsible only for the engine used on this power equipment. If repair or service is needed for anything other than the engine, contact the service source recommended by the equipment manufacturer.

2083

TECUMSEH POWER COMPANY

THIS ENGINE MEETS 1995-2005 CALIF & US EPA

PHI APPLICABLE EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR SI

SORE ENGINES

EM

LV195EA

 

361540D

04015AA0001

4TPXS.1951BB

195

ENGINE

MODEL:

SPEC:

D.O.M.:

Figure 4. Engine Identification Decal

TECHNICIAN'S HANDBOOK

4-CYCLE

OVERHEAD VALVE

ENGINES

Figure 5. Technician’s Handbook

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III. Oil and Fuel Specifications

A. Oil

To operate engine you need to use a clean, high quality, detergent oil. For recommended engine oil, see Table 1.

NOTES

Be sure original container is marked A.P.I. Service “SL/SJ”.

Using multigrade oil above 32°F (0°C) will increase oil consumption. SAE10W40 is NOT recommended.

The oil sump capacity is 21 ounces or 1-1/4 U.S. Pints (.62 liters).

Tecumseh special-formulated oils are available at your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer.

B. Fuel

Use unleaded regular, unleaded premium or reformulated automotive fuel only. You may use gasoline containing the following components identified in Table 2.

DO NOT use leaded fuel.

Fuel must be fresh and clean. NEVER use fuel left over from last season or stored for long periods.

NEVER mix oil with fuel.

DO NOT use fuel containing Methanol (Wood Alcohol).

IV. Before Starting Your Engine

A. Checking Oil Level

To avoid engine damage, it is important to:

Check oil level before each use and every 5 operating hours when engine is warm. Check oil level more frequently during engine break-in.

Keep oil level between “FULL” and “ADD” marks on dipstick or to point of overflow on engines without dipstick. See Figure 6.

Be sure oil fill cap/plug is tightened securely.

NOTES

DO NOT overfill oil filler. Doing so may result in oil carry- over to the air cleaner and equipment malfunction or damage.

DO NOT allow oil level to fall below the “ADD” mark on dipstick. Doing so may result in equipment malfunction or damage.

Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for Tecumseh Oil.

Table 1. Recommended Oil Usage

Tecumseh Recommended Oil Usage

Straight Grade Tecumseh Part No. 730225A or SAE 30

Multi Grade

Tecumseh Part No. 730226A or SAE 5W30 or SAE 10

Synthetic

Tecumseh Part No. 730263 or SAE 0W30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-20OF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0OF

 

 

 

 

20OF

 

32OF

 

40OF

 

 

 

 

60OF

 

 

 

 

80OF

 

 

 

100O F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-30OC

 

 

-20OC

 

 

-10OC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10OC

 

 

20OC

 

 

 

 

 

 

40OC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0OC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30OC

 

 

Table 2. Recommended Fuel

Fuel Component

Percentage

 

 

 

 

Ethanol

10%

 

 

Grain Alcohol (“Gasohol”)

10%

 

 

MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)

15%

 

 

ETBE (Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)

15%

 

 

FULL

Fill Between

“FULL” and “ADD”

 

Marks

OK

ADD

Figure 6. Engine Oil Level

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B. Filling Oil Sump

I.Oil Fill Cap With Dipstick

If your engine has a dipstick go to step 1. If your engine does NOT have a dipstick, see "II. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug)" instructions below.

1.Be sure engine is upright and level.

2.Unscrew oil fill cap dipstick from oil filler tube and wipe dipstick clean. See Figures 7 and 8.

3.Screw oil fill cap dipstick back into oil filler tube. Tighten securely.

4.Unscrew and remove oil fill cap dipstick from oil filler tube. Note oil level. If oil reading on dipstick is below “ADD” mark, slowly add oil to reach “FULL” level. See Figure 6 on page 4. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

5.Screw oil fill cap dipstick back into oil filler tube. Tighten securely.

6.Wipe away any spilled oil.

NOTE

To change oil for engines with a dipstick, see "I. Oil Fill Cap With Dipstick" instructions on page 14.

II. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug)

If your engine does NOT have a dipstick go to step 1. If your engine has a dipstick, see "I. Oil Fill Cap With Dipstick" instructions above.

1.Be sure engine is upright and level.

2.Clean area around oil fill plug. See Figure 9.

3.Unscrew oil fill plug.

4.Add oil to overflow point, making sure to avoid spilling.

5.Screw oil fill plug back into oil fill hole. Tighten securely.

6.Wipe away any spilled oil.

NOTE

To change oil for engines without a dipstick, see "II. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug)" instructions on page 16.

345

1

7 6

2

9

8

1.Spark Plug Cap

2.Spark Plug Wire

3.Oil Fill Cap Dipstick

4.Starter Cord Handle

5.Fuel Fill Cap

6.Air Cleaner

7.Primer

8.Carburetor

9.Muffler

Figure 7. Engine With Oil Fill Dipstick

Figure 8. Oil Fill Cap Dipstick

Figure 9. Engine With Oil Fill Plug

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C. Filling Fuel Tank

! WARNING

An adult should fuel this engine.

NEVER allow children to refuel this

engine. Gasoline (fuel) vapors are highly flammable and can explode. Fuel vapors can spread and be ignited by a spark or flame many feet away from engine. To prevent injury or death from fuel fires, follow these instructions:

1.Stop engine and allow it to cool before refueling.

2.Be sure engine is outdoors and in a well-ventilated area.

3.Clean area around fuel fill cap and remove fuel fill cap. See Figure 7 on page 5. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

4.Using an approved red GASOLINE container, add fuel slowly, being careful to avoid spilling. DO NOT overfill fuel tank. Leave space in the tank to allow fuel to expand without overflowing.

5.Replace anti-splash fuel fill cap securely and wipe up spilled fuel before starting engine. If fuel is spilled DO NOT start engine. Move machine away from area of spillage. Avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors are gone.

NOTE

Replace a damaged or missing gas cap only with a genuine Tecumseh replacement anti-splash fuel fill cap. Failure to do so may VOID YOUR WARRANTY. See Figure 10.

6. Be sure fuel valve (optional) is open. See Figure 11.

Front View

Bottom View

Figure 10. Possible Anti-Splash Fuel Fill Cap(s)

Fuel

Tank

Fuel Valve

Turn Valve Clockwise

To “OFF” Position

“OPEN” Position

 

Shown

 

 

Figure 11. Fuel Valve Positions

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! WARNING
! WARNING

V. Starting Your Engine

An adult should start the engine. Only allow children to start engine if

an adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation.

If you are unable to start this engine after following instructions in this

manual, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. To avoid serious burn injuries or damage to your engine, DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way. For example:

DO NOT use starting fluid.

DO NOT spray flammable vapors into carburetor or onto air cleaner.

DO NOT put flammable liquids into carburetor or onto air cleaner.

DO NOT operate engine or pull on starter rope with spark plug removed. Fuel can spray from spark plug hole and ignite.

This section contains starting instructions for several different types of engines. In order to locate the instructions that apply to your engine, first determine what type of starter you have. If you have an electric starter see "A. Engine Sections with Electric Starters" instructions. If you have a manual recoil starter, see "B. Engine Sections with Recoil Starters" instructions on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

A. Engine Sections with Electric Starters

Only one of the following three sections will apply to your engine. See Table 3.

I.Primer Bulb Only

1.To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

2.Move engine throttle control to “FAST” position, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figures 12 and 13.

3.When starting a cold engine, press primer bulb firmly 3 times, allowing primer bulb to return completely to orig- inal position between pushes. See Figures 14 and 15. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

NOTES

Be sure to cover vent hole when pressing primer bulb. See Figure 14.

Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly 5 times.

DO NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. Doing so will flood the engine and may result in equipment malfunction.

Table 3. Engine Sections with Electric Starters

If your engine has:

Go to:

 

 

 

 

Primer Bulb Only

Section A.I

 

 

Choke Only

Section A.II

 

 

Primer Bulb and Choke

Section A.III

 

 

 

 

2

3

1

1.Electric Start Switch

2.Engine Throttle Control

3.Equipment Control

Figure 12. Typical Engine Controls

STOP

STOP SLOW RUN FAST CHOKE PRIMER

Figure 13. Typical Engine Symbols

1

2

1. Primer Bulb

2. Vent Hole

Figure 14. Pressing Primer Bulb

4.Operate equipment control to release engine brake or clutch, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 12.

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NOTE

DO NOT operate an electric starter for more than 5 seconds each attempt.

5.Push starter button or turn ignition switch key to start engine.

6.When engine starts, release starter button or ignition switch key.

7.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts repeat steps 2 thru 6 and try again.

8.If engine does NOT start after following steps 1 thru 7, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way.

II. Choke Only

1.To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

2.Move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” or “START” position, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figures 12, 13 and 16 starting on page 7. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

NOTE

If restarting a warm engine after a short shutdown, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position instead of “CHOKE” or “START” position. See Figures 12, 13 and 16 starting on page 7. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

3.Operate equipment control to release engine brake or clutch, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 12 on page 7. Afterward, con- tinue reading instructions below.

NOTE

DO NOT operate an electric starter for more than 5 seconds each attempt.

4.Push starter button or turn ignition switch key to start engine.

5.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts repeat steps 2 thru 4 and try again.

6.When engine starts:

a.Release starter button or ignition switch key.

b.Move engine throttle control to “FAST” position. See Figures 12, 13 and 16 starting on page 7. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

c.Next, move engine throttle control to desired speed in “RUN” range.

NOTES

If engine starts but falters when engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position:

a.Move engine throttle control back to “CHOKE” position. See Figures 12, 13 and 16 starting on page 7. Afterward, continue reading instructions.

4

 

3

5

1

7 6

2

9

8

1.Spark Plug Cap

2.Spark Plug Wire

3.Oil Fill Cap Dipstick

4.Starter Cord Handle

5.Fuel Fill Cap

6.Air Cleaner

7.Primer

8.Carburetor

9.Muffler

Figure 15. Engine Components

 

 

4

 

 

3

1.

“SLOW” Position

2

2.

“RUN” Range

1

3.

“FAST” Position

4.

“CHOKE” Position

 

Figure 16. Start/Choke Control Positions

b.Next, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position. See Figures 12, 13 and 16 starting on page 7. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

If engine dies after engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position, repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine.

7.If engine fires but does NOT continue to run, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position and start engine.

8.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts in the “FAST” position, move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” position and start engine.

9.If engine does NOT start after following steps 1 thru 8, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way.

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III. Primer Bulb and Choke

In Temperatures above 40°F (5°C):

Follow instructions in Section A.I. See "I. Primer Bulb Only" instructions on page 7. See Table 3 on page 7.

In Temperatures below 40°F (5°C):

1.To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

2.Move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” or “START” position, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figures 17, 18 and 19.

3.When starting a cold engine, press primer bulb firmly 3 times, allowing primer bulb to return completely to orig- inal position between pushes. See Figures 15 and 20 starting on page 8. Afterward, continue reading instruc- tions below.

NOTES

Be sure to cover vent hole when pressing primer bulb. See Figure 20.

Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly 5 times.

DO NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. Doing so will flood the engine and may result in equipment malfunction.

4.Operate equipment control to release engine brake or clutch, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 17.

NOTE

DO NOT operate an electric starter for more than 5 seconds each attempt.

5.Push starter button or turn ignition switch key to start engine.

6.When engine starts:

a.Release starter button or ignition switch key.

b.Move engine throttle control to “FAST” position. See Figures 17, 18 and 19.

c.Next, move engine throttle control to desired speed in “RUN” range.

NOTES

If engine starts but falters when engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position:

2 3

1

1.Electric Start Switch

2.Engine Throttle Control

3.Equipment Control

Figure 17. Typical Engine Controls

STOP

STOP SLOW RUN FAST CHOKE PRIMER

Figure 18. Typical Engine Symbols

4

3

2

1

1.“SLOW” Position

2.“RUN” Range

3.“FAST” Position

4.“CHOKE” Position

Figure 19. Start/Choke Control Positions

a.Move engine throttle control back to “CHOKE” position. See Figures 17, 18 and 19.

b.Next, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position. See Figures 17, 18 and 19.

If engine dies after engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position, repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine.

1

2

1. Primer Bulb

2. Vent Hole

Figure 20. Pressing Primer Bulb

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7.If engine fires but does NOT continue to run, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position and start engine.

8.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts in the “FAST” position, move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” position and start engine.

9.If engine does NOT start after following steps 1 thru 8, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way.

B. Engine Sections with Recoil Starters

Only one of the following three sections will apply to your engine. See Table 4.

I.Primer Bulb Only

1.To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

2.Move engine throttle control to “FAST” position, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figures 21, 22 and 23.

Table 4. Engine Sections with Recoil Starters

If your engine has:

Go to:

 

 

 

 

Primer Bulb Only

Section B.I

 

 

Choke Only

Section B.II

 

 

Primer Bulb and Choke

Section B.III

 

 

3

2

1

1.Starter Cord Handle

2.Engine Throttle Control

3.Equipment Control

Figure 21. Typical Engine Controls

STOP

STOP SLOW RUN FAST CHOKE PRIMER

Figure 22. Typical Engine Symbols

4

3

2

1

1.“SLOW” Position

2.“RUN” Range

3.“FAST” Position

4.“CHOKE” Position

Figure 23. Start/Choke Control Positions

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3.When starting a cold engine, push primer bulb firmly 3 times, allowing primer bulb to return completely to orig- inal position between pushes. See Figure 24.

NOTES

Be sure to cover vent hole when pressing primer bulb. See Figure 24.

Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly 5 times.

DO NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. Doing so will flood the engine and may result in equipment malfunction.

4.Operate equipment control to release engine brake or clutch, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 21 on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

 

When pulling starter rope, the rope

! WARNING

can unexpectedly jerk back toward

 

engine causing serious injury. To avoid this risk, carefully follow these instructions:

5.Grasp starter cord handle. See Figure 21 on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

a.Pull rope out slowly until you feel drag.

b.Without allowing the rope to retract, continue pulling rope with one rapid full arm stroke.

c.Return rope slowly to original position.

NOTE

Following the instructions listed in the steps above avoids potential damage to the recoil mechanism.

6.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts repeat steps 2 thru 5 and try again.

7.If engine does NOT start after following steps 1 thru 6, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way.

II. Choke Only

1.To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

2.Move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” or “START” position, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figures 21, 22 and 23 on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

NOTE

If restarting a warm engine after a short shutdown, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position instead of “CHOKE” or “START” position. See Figures 21, 22 and 23 on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

3.Operate equipment control to release engine brake or clutch, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 21 on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions.

1

2

1. Primer Bulb

2. Vent Hole

Figure 24. Pressing Primer Bulb

 

When pulling starter rope, the rope

! WARNING

can unexpectedly jerk back toward

 

engine causing serious injury. To avoid this risk, carefully follow these instructions:

4.Grasp starter cord handle. See Figure 21 on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

a.Pull rope out slowly until you feel drag.

b.Without allowing the rope to retract, continue pulling rope with one rapid full arm stroke.

c.Return rope slowly to original position.

NOTE

Following the instructions listed in the steps above avoids potential damage to the recoil mechanism.

5.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts repeat steps 2 thru 4 and try again.

6.When engine starts:

a.Move engine throttle control to “FAST” position.

b.Next, move engine throttle control to desired speed in “RUN” range.

NOTES

If engine starts but falters when engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position:

a.Move engine throttle control back to “CHOKE” position. See Figures 21, 22 and 23 on page 10. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

b.Next, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position.

If engine dies after engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position, repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine.

7.If engine fires but does NOT continue to run, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position and start engine.

8.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts in the “FAST” position, move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” position and start engine.

9.If engine does NOT start after following steps 1 thru 8, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way.

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III. Primer Bulb and Choke

In Temperatures above 40°F (5°C):

Follow instructions in Section B.I. See "I. Primer Bulb Only" instructions on page 10. See Table 4 on page 10.

In Temperatures below 40°F (5°C):

1.To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

2.Move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” or “START” position, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figures 25, 26 and 27.

3.When starting a cold engine, push primer bulb firmly 3 times, allowing primer bulb to return completely to orig- inal position between pushes. See Figure 24 on page 11. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

NOTES

Be sure to cover vent hole when pressing primer bulb. See Figure 24 on page 11. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly 5 times.

DO NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. Doing so will flood the engine and may result in equipment malfunction.

4.Operate equipment control to release engine brake or clutch, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 25.

 

When pulling starter rope, the rope

! WARNING

can unexpectedly jerk back toward

 

engine causing serious injury. To avoid this risk, carefully follow these instructions:

5.Grasp starter cord handle. See Figure 25.

a.Pull rope out slowly until you feel drag.

b.Without allowing the rope to retract, continue pulling rope with one rapid full arm stroke.

c.Return rope slowly to original position.

NOTE

Following the instructions listed in the steps above avoids potential damage to the recoil mechanism.

6.When engine starts:

a.Move engine throttle control to “FAST” position.

b.Next, move engine throttle control to desired speed in “RUN” range.

NOTES

If engine starts but falters when engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position:

a.Move engine throttle control back to “CHOKE” position. See Figures 25, 26 and 27.

b.Next, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position. See Figures 25, 26 and 27.

If engine dies after engine throttle control is moved to “FAST” position, repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine.

3

2

1

1.Starter Cord Handle

2.Engine Throttle Control

3.Equipment Control

Figure 25. Typical Engine Controls

STOP

STOP SLOW RUN FAST CHOKE PRIMER

Figure 26. Typical Engine Symbols

4

3

2

1

1.“SLOW” Position

2.“RUN” Range

3.“FAST” Position

4.“CHOKE” Position

Figure 27. Start/Choke Control Positions

7.If engine fires but does NOT continue to run, move engine throttle control to “FAST” position and start engine.

8.If engine fails to start after 3 attempts in the “FAST” position, move engine throttle control to “CHOKE” position and start engine. See Figures 25, 26 and 27.

9.If engine does NOT start after following steps 1 thru 8, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way.

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VI. Stopping Your Engine and Short-Term Storage

Stop engine according to equipment manufacturer’s instructions.

To avoid unsupervised operation of an engine, especially by children,

NEVER leave it unattended when it is running. Always turn off the engine after use and remove ignition key, if provided.

NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building with

potential sources of ignition such as hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, electric motors, etc.

Figure 28. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug

VII. Maintenance

An adult should perform maintenance on this engine. Only allow children to

perform maintenance if an adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation.

 

To prevent accidental starting when

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working on equipment, always:

 

Carefully disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. See Figures 28 and 29. See “G. Avoid Accidental Starts” instructions on page 2. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur.

Carefully attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post, if provided.

Disconnect battery at negative terminal first, if engine is equipped with an electric starter.

Turn off all engine switches.

Remove ignition key, if provided.

Figure 29. Typical Spark Plug Connection

A. Checking and Changing Oil

To avoid engine damage, it is important to:

Check oil level before each use and every 5 operating hours when engine is warm. See "A. Checking Oil Level" instructions on page 4. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

Change oil after first 2 operating hours and every 25 operating hours thereafter; more often if operated in extremely dusty or dirty conditions. Engine should still be warm but NOT hot from recent use.

NOTES

For engines with a dipstick, see "I. Oil Fill Cap With Dipstick" instructions on page 14.

For engines without a dipstick, see "II. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug)" instructions on page 16.

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I.Oil Fill Cap With Dipstick

If your engine has a dipstick go to step 1. If your engine does NOT have a dipstick, see "II. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug)" instructions on page 16.

1.Carefully disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. See Figures 30 and 31. See "G. Avoid Accidental Starts" instructions on page 2. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur.

Carefully attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post, if provided.

2.Be sure gas cap is on and tightened securely. See Figure 32.

3.Be sure you find the correct oil drain plug location, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 33.

4.Clean area around oil drain plug. See Figure 33.

Figure 30. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug

Figure 31. Typical Spark Plug Connection

Figure 32. Gas Cap

Figure 33. Oil Drain Plug

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5.Place approved recyclable oil container under oil drain plug, if present. See Figure 34.

6.Remove oil drain plug, if present.

7. Tip engine to position the oil flow, so it will drain from the lowest point on the engine (see equipment manu- facturer’s instructions).

8. Drain oil into an approved recyclable oil container.

Figure 34. Oil Drain Plug

NOTE

Used oil must be disposed of at a proper collection center.

9.Install oil drain plug and tighten securely.

10.Remove oil fill cap dipstick. See Figure 35.

11.Fill with recommended oil. See Figure 36. See "III. Oil and Fuel Specifications" instructions on page 4. See Table 1 on page 4. Afterward, continue reading instruc- tions below.

NOTES

DO NOT overfill oil filler. Doing so may result in oil carry- over to the air cleaner and equipment malfunction or damage.

DO NOT allow oil level to fall below the “ADD” mark on dipstick. Doing so may result in equipment malfunction or damage.

Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for Tecumseh Oil.

12.Wipe away any spilled oil.

13.Install oil fill cap dipstick. Tighten securely. See Figure 35.

14.Carefully disconnect spark plug wire from grounding post, if provided. See "G. Avoid Accidental Starts" instructions on page 2. See Figure 30 on page 14. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

15.Carefully re-connect spark plug wire to spark plug. See Figure 31 on page 14.

Figure 35. Oil Fill Cap Dipstick

FULL

Fill Between

“FULL” and “ADD”

 

Marks

OK

ADD

Figure 36. Engine Oil Level

NOTES

The oil filter if so equipped, should be changed every 100 operating hours or at least once a year.

The filter should be changed more often if the engine is operated in extremely dusty or dirty conditions.

Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for a Tecumseh Oil Filter.

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II. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug)

If your engine does NOT have a dipstick go to step 1. If your engine has a dipstick, see "I. Oil Fill Cap With Dipstick" instructions on page 14.

1.Carefully disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. See Figures 37 and 38. See "G. Avoid Accidental Starts" instructions on page 2. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur.

Carefully attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post, if provided.

Figure 37. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug

2.Be sure gas cap is on and tightened securely. See Figure 39.

3.Be sure you find the correct oil drain plug location, if present (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 40.

4.Clean area around oil drain plug. See Figure 40.

Figure 38. Typical Spark Plug Connection

Figure 39. Gas Cap

Figure 40. Oil Drain Plug

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5.Place approved recyclable oil container under oil drain plug.

6. Tip engine to position the oil drain plug at the lowest point on the engine (see equipment manufacturer’s instructions). See Figure 41.

7. Remove oil drain plug and drain oil into an approved recyclable oil container.

Figure 41. Oil Drain Plug

NOTE

Used oil must be disposed of at a proper collection center.

8.Install oil drain plug and tighten securely.

9.Remove oil fill plug. See Figure 42.

10.Add oil to overflow point, making sure to avoid spilling and fill with recommended oil. See Figure 42. See "III. Oil and Fuel Specifications" instructions on page 4. See Table 1 on page 4. Afterward, continue reading instruc- tions below.

NOTES

DO NOT overfill oil filler. Doing so may result in oil carry- over to the air cleaner and equipment malfunction or damage.

Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for Tecumseh Oil.

11.Wipe away any spilled oil.

12.Screw oil fill plug back into oil fill hole. Tighten securely. See Figure 42.

13.Carefully disconnect spark plug wire from grounding post, if provided. See Figure 43. See "G. Avoid Acci- dental Starts" instructions on page 2. Afterward, con- tinue reading instructions below.

14.Carefully re-connect spark plug wire to spark plug. See Figure 44.

NOTES

The oil filter if so equipped, should be changed every 100 operating hours or at least once a year.

The filter should be changed more often if the engine is operated in extremely dusty or dirty conditions.

Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for a Tecumseh Oil Filter.

Figure 42. Oil Fill Plug

Figure 43. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug

Figure 44. Typical Spark Plug Connection

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B. Removing Debris from Engine

Before each use, remove the air cleaner cover. Discard grass clippings, dirt and debris from the following areas:

Levers and Linkage

Cooling Fins

Air Intake Screen

Air Inlet

Guards

Removing debris will insure adequate cooling, correct engine speed and reduce the risk of fire. See Figure 45.

C. Spark Plug

Check spark plug yearly or every 100 operating hours.

1.Clean area around spark plug.

2.Remove and inspect spark plug.

3.Replace spark plug if porcelain is cracked or if elec- trodes are:

Pitted

Burned

Fouled with Deposits

4.Check electrode gap with wire feeler gauge and set gap to—.030 in. (0.76mm) if necessary. See Figure 46.

5.Install spark plug and tighten securely.

NOTE

A resistor spark plug must be used for replacement. Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for a Tecumseh Resistor Spark Plug.

D. Cleaning/Replacing Air Cleaner

Your engine has an air cleaner which helps prevent premature engine wear and failure. NEVER run engine without complete air cleaner installed on engine. Your air cleaner periodically needs to be cleaned or replaced. To do this, you first need to determine the type of air cleaner on your engine. Your engine will be equipped with one of the following air cleaners; Type A or B. Follow instructions for the air cleaner type that resembles your model. See Figures 47 and 48 on page 19. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

NOTES

ALWAYS inspect filter(s) for discoloration or dirt accumulation. If either is present, see "I. Servicing Foam Filters" instructions on this page, and/or see "II. Servicing Paper Filters" instructions on page 19. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for a Tecumseh Air Cleaner.

 

2

 

1

 

3

1.

Cooling Fins

2.

Air Intake Screen

3.

Levers and Linkage

Figure 45. Debris Removal Locations

2

3

1

1. .030 in. (0.76mm) Gap

2.Electrodes

3.Porcelain

Figure 46. Resistor Spark Plug

I.Servicing Foam Filters

Clean foam filters every 3 months or every 25 operating hours. Clean daily if used in extremely dusty conditions. After removing the filter, follow these cleaning instructions below:

1.Wash in warm water and detergent solution then press (DO NOT twist) until all dirt is removed.

2.Rinse thoroughly until water is clear.

3.Wrap in a clean cloth and press (DO NOT twist) until completely dry.

NOTE

DO NOT oil foam filter.

4. Install foam filter.

NOTE

Proceed with installation instructions for the air cleaner type that resembles your model.

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II. Servicing Paper Filters

Paper filters cannot be cleaned and must be replaced once a year or every 100 operating hours; more often if used in extremely dusty conditions. Replacement filters are available at an Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. Follow the instructions next to the drawing of your air cleaner to remove and replace it.

NOTE

DO NOT put oil on or clean a paper filter.

III. Removal and Installation-Type “A” Air Cleaner

1.Remove cover by pulling tab “A” away from body while lifting cover upward. See Figure 47.

2.Inspect filter(s) for discoloration or dirt accumulation. If either is present, see "I. Servicing Foam Filters" instructions on page 18 and see "II. Servicing Paper Filters" instructions above. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

3.Clean inside of cover and body thoroughly.

4.Install foam filter(s) and new paper filter(s) in body where applicable.

5.Install cover by hooking slot of cover over tab “B” on body.

6.Push cover down, snapping cover onto body securely.

IV. Removal and Installation-Type “B” Air Cleaner

1.Turn cover to right (clockwise) to remove. See Figure 48.

2.Remove paper filter from flange. See "II. Servicing Paper Filters" instructions above. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

3.Discard paper filter.

4.Clean cover and flange thoroughly.

5.Insert new paper filter into cover.

6.Line up tabs on cover with slots on flange.

7.Push cover firmly against flange and turn to left (coun- terclockwise) until cover locks securely in place.

8.Secure cover and be sure it is in vertical position.

45

 

6

3

7

 

28

1

1.Tab “B”

2.Foam Filter

3.Slot

4.Optional Paper Filter

5.Cover

6.Tab “A”

7.Foam Filter

8.Body

Figure 47. Air Cleaner Type “A” Assembly

 

2

 

4

 

3

 

1

 

5

1.

Paper Filter

2.

Slots

3.

Flange

4.

Tabs

5.

Cover

Figure 48. Air Cleaner Type “B” Assembly

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E. Carburetor

If you think your carburetor needs adjusting, see your nearest Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. Engine performance should NOT be affected at altitudes up to 7,000 feet (2,134 meters). For operation at higher elevations, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer.

F.Engine Speed

To avoid serious injury or death, DO NOT modify engine in any way.

Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. NEVER tamper with factory setting of engine governor.

Running the engine faster than the speed set at the factory can be dangerous and will VOID THE ENGINE WARRANTY.

G. Engine Stopping Mechanism

Some engines are equipped with a federally-mandated mechanism

which stops the engine and mower blade. To avoid serious injury or death as a result of contact with the mower blade, DO NOT interfere with or bypass this mechanism. Parts of the mechanism may be subject to wear and must be checked once a year by an Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. In the event the mechanism fails for any reason, you must NOT use the engine until corrected by an Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer.

H. Adjustments

DO NOT make any engine adjustments. Factory settings are satisfactory for most conditions. If adjustments are needed, contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer.

VIII. Transporting Your Engine

NEVER transport this engine inside another vehicle or in any enclosed

space if there is any gasoline in the tank. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may ignite.

 

If there is fuel in the fuel tank, close

! WARNING

the fuel shut off valve, if equipped,

 

and transport the engine upright in an open vehicle, such as an open trailer or open bed of a pickup truck.

If you DO NOT have an open vehicle and have to transport the engine upright in a closed vehicle, follow these steps for emptying the fuel tank before transporting:

1.Empty fuel tank by using a commercially available suction device designed for use with gasoline.

 

DO NOT pour fuel from engine or

! WARNING

siphon fuel by mouth.

 

2.Drain fuel into an approved red GASOLINE container, being careful to avoid spilling.

3.Run the engine until remaining fuel is consumed.

 

NEVER leave the engine

! WARNING

unattended when it is running and

 

NEVER run engine in enclosed areas.

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II. Fuel Storage
! WARNING NEVER store engine with fuel in fuel tank inside a building with potential
sources of ignition such as hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, electric motors, etc. Failure to do so may result in an explosion and result in death or serious injury.
NOTES
If engine fuel stored in the gas tank and/or an approved gas container is to be unused without gasoline stabilizer for more than 15-30 days, prepare it for short-term/seasonal storage. See "IV. Fuel Treatment" instructions.
If engine fuel is to be stored for more than one season, without gasoline stabilizer, it will gradually deteriorate. Also, if it is stored in the engine’s gas tank without gasoline stabilizer it is likely that your carburetor will have gum deposits, a clogged fuel system and will void your warranty. Prepare the fuel for extended storage. See "B. Extended Storage" instructions. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.
If you operate the engine during all 4 seasons, it is NOT necessary to lubricate the cylinder bore.
IX. Storing Your Engine
A. Short-Term/Seasonal Storage I. Clean Engine
Before servicing the engine remove the air cleaner cover and/or blower housing. Discard grass clippings, dirt and debris from the following areas:
• Cooling Fins
• Air Intake Screen
• Levers
• Linkage
• Guards
• Carburetor
• Head
Removing debris will insure adequate cooling, correct engine speed and reduce the risk of fire.

III. Fuel System

To avoid stale gas and carburetor problems, treat the fuel system in the following method below:

NOTES

Tecumseh recommends using ULTRA-FRESH™ or Fuel Saver Plus Gasoline Stabilizer plus Fuel System Cleaner as an acceptable method of minimizing formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. This product is available from your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer.

Always follow mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Failure to do so may result in equipment damage.

It is NOT necessary to drain stabilized gas from carburetor.

IV. Fuel Treatment

1.Add fuel stabilizer according to manufacturer’s instructions.

2.Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach carburetor.

NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building with

potential sources of ignition such as hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, electric motors, etc.

NOTE

Instead of using a fuel preservative/stabilizer, you can empty the fuel tank as described under "I. Draining Fuel" instructions. See "B. Extended Storage" instructions.

B. Extended Storage

I.Draining Fuel

NOTES

Clean debris from engine before draining fuel from carburetor. See "I. Clean Engine" instructions. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

If you have prepared your fuel for short-term storage it is NOT necessary to drain fuel that contains stabilizer from your carburetor. See "A. Short-Term/Seasonal Storage" instructions.

 

 

To avoid severe injury or death,

! WARNING

 

 

DO NOT pour fuel from engine or

siphon fuel by mouth.

 

1.To prevent serious injury from fuel fires, empty fuel tank by running engine until it stops from lack of fuel. DO NOT attempt to pour fuel from engine.

2.Run the engine while waiting until the remaining fuel is consumed.

 

NEVER leave the engine

! WARNING

unattended when it is running and

 

NEVER run engine in enclosed areas.

3.Begin servicing the cylinder bore. See "II. Oil Cylinder Bore" instructions on page 22.

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II. Oil Cylinder Bore

When lubricating cylinder bore, fuel may spray from spark plug hole. To

prevent serious injury from fuel fires, follow these instructions:

1.Carefully disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. See Figures 49 and 50. See “G. Avoid Accidental Starts” instructions on page 2. Afterward, continue reading instructions below.

Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur.

Carefully attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post, if provided.

Disconnect battery at negative terminal first, if engine is equipped with an electric starter.

Turn off all engine switches.

Remove ignition key, if provided.

2.Remove spark plug.

3.Squirt 1oz. (30ml) of clean engine oil into spark plug hole.

4.Cover spark plug hole with rag to prevent fuel from spraying from spark plug hole when starter rope is pulled.

NOTES

For engines equipped with recoil starters proceed to Step 5.

For engines equipped with electric starters proceed to Step 6.

5.Grasp starter cord handle:

a.Pull starter cord handle out slowly using a full arm stroke.

b.Repeat once. (This will distribute oil throughout the cylinder to prevent corrosion during storage.)

c.Proceed to Step 7.

6.Push starter button or turn ignition switch key to “START” position. Immediately release starter button or turn ignition switch key to “OFF” position. (This will dis- tribute oil throughout the cylinder to prevent corrosion during storage.)

7.Remove rag from spark plug hole.

8.Install spark plug.

9.Carefully disconnect spark plug wire from grounding post, if provided. See Figure 49.

10.Carefully re-connect spark plug wire to spark plug. See Figure 50.

III. Oil

Change oil if NOT changed within the last 3 months. See "A. Checking and Changing Oil" instructions on page 13.

Figure 49. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug

Figure 50. Typical Spark Plug Connection

IV. Battery

See equipment manufacturer’s instructions for proper battery storage, if present.

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X. Preventing Forest, Brush and Grass Fires

Local, state and federal laws may require use of a spark arrester to prevent fires. For example, it is a violation of California Public Resources Code (section 4442) to use or operate engine on any forest-covered, brush-covered or unimproved grass-covered land unless engine is equipped with a spark arrester. Spark arrester must be maintained in effective working order by owner and/or operator.

To determine if your engine has a spark arrester, locate the muffler on your engine. For example, the muffler discharge will have a spark arrester cover that reads “Tecumseh Screen Type 36085”.

If your engine does NOT have a spark arrester, you may purchase one from your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer. In some cases the muffler may need to be replaced to allow the spark arrester to be installed.

XI. Maintenance Intervals

Maintenance is one of the most important things that you can do to extend the life of your Tecumseh Engine. If you are unable to perform maintenance intervals yourself, consult your local Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer, call 1-800-558-5402, or go to www.TecumsehPower.com for additional information.

ALWAYS promptly follow maintenance intervals listed in this manual. See Table 5.

Table 5.

Maintenance Intervals

Procedure

 

Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change

 

After First 2 hrs.

Oil

 

When Engine is Warm

 

 

 

Check

 

5 hrs.

Oil

 

Or

Level

 

Before Each Use

 

 

 

Clean

 

5 hrs.

Cooling

 

Or

Fins

 

Before Each Use

 

 

 

Clean

 

25 hrs.

Foam

 

Or

Filter

 

3 mos.

 

 

 

Change

 

25 hrs.

Oil

 

Or

 

 

3 mos.

 

 

 

Replace

 

100 hrs.

Paper and Oil

 

Or

Filter

 

Seasonally

 

 

 

Check

 

100 hrs.

Spark

 

Or

Plug

 

Seasonally

 

 

 

Replace

 

200 hrs.

Spark

 

Or

Plug

 

Seasonally

 

 

 

First Scheduled Maintenance

After First 2 Hours When Engine is Warm

1. Change Oil

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Before Each Use Scheduled Maintenance Every 5 Hours or Before Each Use

1.Check Oil Level

2.Clean Cooling Fins

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1.Replace Paper Filter

2.Replace Oil Filter

3.Check Spark Plug

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CALIFORNIA & US EPA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) and Tecumseh Power Company are pleased to explain the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your new small off-road engine. In California, new 1995 and later small off-road engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. In other states, new 1997 and later model year engines must be designed, built and equipped, at the time of sale, to meet the U.S. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. Tecumseh Power Company will warrant the emission control system on your small off-road engine for the periods of time listed below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect, unapproved modification, or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine.

Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor, air cleaner assembly, ignition system, exhaust system, crankcase breather assembly and, the evaporative control system. Also included may be the compression release system and other emission-related assemblies.

Where a warrantable condition exists, Tecumseh Power Company will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you for diagnosis, parts and labor.

MANUFACTURER’S EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY COVERAGE

Emission control systems on 1995 and later model year California small off-road engines are warranted for two years as hereinafter noted. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines are also warranted for two years. If, during such warranty period, any emission-related part on your engine is defective in materials or workmanship, the part will be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh Power Company

OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES

As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Operator’s Manual, but Tecumseh Power Company will not deny warranty solely due to the lack of receipts or for your failure to provide written evidence of the performance of all scheduled maintenance.

As the small off-road engine owner, you should, however, be aware that Tecumseh Power Company may deny you warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or a part thereof has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.

You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet (any Tecumseh Registered Service Dealer, Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor or Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor) as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.

Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either an Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer and/or Tecumseh Power Company, c/o Service Manager, 900 North Street, Grafton, WI 53024-1499. Telephone 1-262-377-2700 [or in USA/Canada call 1-800-558-5402].

IMPORTANT NOTE

This warranty statement explains your rights and obligations under the Emission Control System Warranty (“ECS Warranty”) which is provided to you by Tecumseh Power Company pursuant to California law. Tecumseh Power Company also provides to original purchasers of new Tecumseh Power Company engines the Tecumseh Power Company Limited Warranties for New Tecumseh Engines and Electronic Ignition Modules. The Tecumseh Power Company Limited Warranties for New Tecumseh Engines and Electronic Ignition Modules (“Tecumseh Power Company Warranty”) are located on the back cover of the Operator’s Manual, enclosed with all new Tecumseh Power Company engines. The ECS Warranty applies only to the emission control system of your new engine. To the extent that there is any conflict in terms between the ECS Warranty and the Tecumseh Power Company Warranty, the ECS Warranty shall apply except in any circumstances in which the Tecumseh Power Company Warranty may provide a longer warranty period. Both the ECS Warranty and the Tecumseh Power Company Warranty describe important rights and obligations with respect to your new engine.

Warranty service can only be performed by a Tecumseh Power Company Authorized Servicing Dealer. At the time of requesting warranty service, evidence must be presented of the date of sale to the original purchaser. The purchaser shall pay any charges for making service calls and/or for transporting the products to and from the place where the inspection and/or warranty work is performed. The purchaser shall be responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of any engine or any part(s) thereof submitted for inspection and/or warranty work.

If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Tecumseh Power Company at 1-262-377-2700 or in USA/Canada call 1-800-558-5402.

Revised July, 2005

IMPORTANT!

The emission Regulations may be different for your country. The emissions Control Warranty Statement is only applicable to engines with an emissions compliance statement and decal that references “Emissions Regulations”.

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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY

Emission Control System Warranty (“ECS Warranty”) for 1995 and later model year California small off-road engines (for other states, 1997 and later model year engines):

A. APPLICABILITY: This warranty shall apply to 1995 and later model year California small off-road engines (for other states, 1997 and later model year engines). The ECS Warranty Period shall begin on the date the new engine or equipment is delivered to its original, end-use purchaser, and shall continue for 24 consecutive months thereafter.

B. GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:

Tecumseh Power Company warrants to the original, end-use purchaser of the new engine or equipment and to each subsequent purchaser that each of its small off-road engines is:

1.Designed, built and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by the Air Resources Board pursuant to its authority in Chapters 1 and 2, Part 5, Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code, and

2.Free from defects in materials and workmanship which, at any time during the ECS Warranty Period, will cause a warranted emissions-related part to fail to be identical in all material respects to the part as described in the engine manufacturer’s application for certification.

C.THE ECS WARRANTY ONLY PERTAINS TO EMISSION- RELATED PARTS ON YOUR ENGINE AS FOLLOWS:

1.Any warranted, emissions-related parts which are not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Operator’s Manual shall be warranted for the ECS Warranty Period. If any such part fails during the ECS Warranty Period, it shall be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh Power Company according to Subsection 4 below. Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for any remainder of the ECS Warranty Period.

2.Any warranted, emissions-related part which is scheduled only for regular inspection as specified in the Operator’s Manual shall be warranted for the ECS Warranty Period. A statement in such written instructions to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary”, shall not reduce the ECS Warranty Period. Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period.

3.Any warranted, emissions-related part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Operator’s Manual, shall be warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement, the part shall be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh Power Company according to Subsection 4 below. Any such emissions-related part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty, shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period prior to the first scheduled replacement point for such emissions- related part.

4.Repair or replacement of any warranted, emissions- related part under this ECS Warranty shall be performed at no charge to the owner at a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet.

5.The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a part covered by the ECS Warranty is in fact defective, provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet.

6.Tecumseh Power Company shall be liable for damages to other original engine components or approved modifications proximately caused by a failure under warranty of an emission-related part covered by the ECS Warranty.

7.Throughout the ECS Warranty Period, Tecumseh Power Company shall maintain a supply of warranted emission- related parts sufficient to meet the expected demand for such emission-related parts.

8.Any Tecumseh Power Company authorized and approved emission-related replacement part may be used in the performance of any ECS Warranty maintenance or repair and will be provided without charge to the owner. Such use shall not reduce Tecumseh Power Company ECS Warranty obligations.

9.Unapproved add-on or modified parts may not be used to modify or repair a Tecumseh Power Company engine. Such use voids this ECS Warranty and shall be sufficient grounds for disallowing an ECS Warranty claim. Tecumseh Power Company shall not be liable hereunder for failures of any warranted parts of a Tecumseh Power Company engine caused by the use of such an unapproved add-on or modified part.

EMISSION-RELATED PARTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

1.Carburetor Assembly including internal components:

a)Carburetor gaskets

b)Intake pipe

2.Air Cleaner Assembly including components:

a)Air filter element

3.Ignition System including components:

a)Spark plug

b)Ignition module

c)Flywheel assembly

4.Exhaust System including components:

a)Catalytic muffler (if so equipped)

b)Muffler gasket (if so equipped)

c)Exhaust manifold (if so equipped)

5.Crankcase Breather Assembly including components

a)Breather connection tube

6.Evaporative Control System including components:

a)Fuel line(s)

b)Fuel filter

c)Canister (if so equipped)

d)Fuel tank (if so equipped)

e) Fuel fill cap (if so equipped)

Revised July, 2005

IMPORTANT!

The emission Regulations may be different for your country. The emissions Control Warranty Statement is only applicable to engines with an emissions compliance statement and decal that references “Emissions Regulations”.

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XII. Warranty Information

LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW TECUMSEH ENGINES

AND ELECTRONIC IGNITION MODULES

For the time period shown below from the date of purchase and subject to the exceptions and limitations described herein, Tecumseh Power Company will, at its option as the exclusive remedy, either repair or replace for the original purchaser, free of charge, any part of any new Tecumseh engine which is found, upon examination by any Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Outlet or by Tecumseh’s factory in Grafton, Wisconsin, to be DEFECTIVE IN MATERIAL AND/OR WORKMANSHIP. This Limited Warranty DOES NOT COVER (i) any Tecumseh engine or part(s) thereof used to power any vehicle in competitive racing and/or used on any commercial or rental track, or

(ii)defects or damage caused by alterations or modifications of new Tecumseh engines or parts or by normal wear, accidents, improper maintenance, improper use or abuse of the product, or failure to follow the instructions contained in an Instruction Manual for the operation of the new Tecumseh engine or part. The cost of normal maintenance or replacement of service items which are not defective shall be paid for by the original purchaser. At the time warranty service is requested, evidence must be presented of the date of purchase by the original purchaser. Any charge for making service calls and/or for transporting any engine or part(s) thereof to and from the place where the inspection and/or warranty work is performed is payable solely by the purchaser. The purchaser is responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of any engine or part(s) thereof submitted for inspection and/or warranty work. WARRANTY SERVICE CAN ONLY BE PERFORMED BY A TECUMSEH AUTHORIZED SERVICE OUTLET. Warranty service can be arranged by contacting a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet (any Tecumseh Registered Service Dealer, Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor, or Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor) or by contacting Tecumseh c/o Service Manager, 900 North Street, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024-1499.

 

“CONSUMER USE” (4)

“COMMERCIAL USE” (5)

Warranty

Within

Outside

Within

Outside

 

 

 

 

 

Category

U.S.A. and Canada

U.S.A. and Canada

U.S.A. and Canada

U.S.A. and Canada

 

 

 

 

 

(A)

90 Day

90 Day(1)

No Warranty

No Warranty

(B)

1 Year

1 Year(1)

1 Year

1 Year

(C)

2 Years

1 Year(1)

1 Year

1 Year

(D)

2 Years

2 Years(2)

1 Year

1 Year

(E)

2 Years

2 Years

1 Year

1 Year

 

 

 

 

 

(H)

2 ‘n 10(3)

2 ‘n 10(3)

1 Year

1 Year

(K)

2 ‘n 10(3)

2 ‘n 10(3)

2 ‘n 10(3)

1 Year

(M)(7)

3 Years

3 Years

1 Year

1 Year

(1)2 years for Member States of the European Union. Consumers may have additional legal rights not affected by the terms of this warranty pursuant to EU Directive 1999/44/EC and the national legislation of certain Member States of the European Union.

(2)1 year for Australian/New Zealand for rotary mower engines.

(3)2 years on engine and 10 years (the first 5 years covering parts and labor only; the second 5 years covering parts only) on electronic ignition.

(4)For purposes of this warranty policy, “consumer use” shall mean consumer’s personal, residential, household use by the original retail purchaser.

(5)For purposes of this warranty policy, “commercial use” shall mean all other uses, including use for commercial, income producing, or rental purposes.

(6)The engine warranty category of your engine can be determined by review of the engine model number on the “Important Engine Information” decal. One letter in the engine model number will be surrounded by parenthesis (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (H) (K) or (M) and that letter is your engine warranty category designation.

(7)Qualification for three (3) year consumer use warranty under engine warranty category (M) may be determined by notation of an (M) designation on the “Important Engine Information” decal located on the engine housing or an addendum decal affixed adjacent thereto.

THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY IS SUPPLEMENTED BY THE TECUMSEH CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT, if any.

THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. Neither Tecumseh nor any of its affiliates makes any warranties, representations, or promises, written or oral, as to the quality of the engine or any of its parts, other than as set forth herein. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MARKETABILITY,

MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE EXTENT THAT EITHER MAY APPLY TO ANY TECUMSEH ENGINE OR PART(S) THEREOF, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIODS OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SHOWN IN THE WARRANTY PERIOD CHART ABOVE AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. IN NO EVENT WILL TECUMSEH BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES AND/OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF UNIT USE OR ANY COST OR EXPENSE OF SUBSTITUTE UNITS DURING PERIODS OF MALFUNCTION OR NON-USE. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state-to-state.

Tecumseh neither assumes nor authorizes any other person, natural or corporate, to assume for Tecumseh any other obligations or liabilities in connection with or with respect to any Tecumseh product or parts. The seller or dealer of a Tecumseh Product or part has no authority, whatsoever, to make any representations or promises on behalf of Tecumseh or to modify the terms or limitations of Tecumseh’s warranty in any way.

!WARNING

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65

TecumsehPower

The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known

 

to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other

 

reproductive harm.

 

Tecumseh Power Company • Grafton, Wisconsin 53024-1499 • USA

Telephone: 1-800-558-5402

Visit us at: www.TecumsehPower.com

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