8. DRAIN PUMP WHENEVER NECESSARY-Pump
STARTING AND OPERATING
should be drained in preparation for storage, or
whenever the unit is to be idle long enough for the pump
to freeze in cold weather. Salt water should not be left
standing in the pump.
THIS PUMP IS DESIGNED FOR PUMPING
WATER. IT MAY BE USED FOR PUMPING
SALT WATER and SALT SEA AIR are very
OTHER LIQUIDS OF NON-HAZARDOUS
corrosive. If the unit is used to pump salt water,
TYPE, BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
drain and flush pump with fresh water after each
SHOULD IT BE USED FOR PUMPING
use. Then hose exterior off with fresh water,
wipe dry and protect the finish by wiping with an
oily rag, or by applying auto wax.
BEFORE YOU PULL THE STARTER CORD,
BE SURE THE PUMP CONTAINS WATER.
WATER IN THE PUMP NOT ONLY
LUBRICATES AND PRIMES THE PUMP, BUT
Whenever the unit is to be idle for more than a month, it
should be protected as follows:
DETERGENTS IN THE WATER PREVENT
PRIMING TO HIGH LIFTS, DRAIN PUMP AND
1. Start the engine, then choke it until it stops. This will
FILL WITH CLEAR, CLEAN WATER.
coat all internal parts of the engine with oil-containing
fuel, and protect them from rust.
LOOSEN THE FUEL CAP JUST PRIOR TO
CRANKING A COLD ENGINE--Then retighten as soon
2. Drain the fuel tank completely by removing the fuel
as engine starts. When an engine cools off, a vacuum
cap and inverting the unit. Put fuel cap back on tank.
may form in the tank. Loosening the cap relieves this
vacuum for easiest starting/
3. Protect the finish by wiping the entire unit clean.
Store the unit in a dry, well ventilated place.
2. THE SWITCH MUST BE IN "ON" POSITION FOR
IGNITION -- In the "OFF" position, the switch grounds
the magneto primary circuit and prevents ignition.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
3. CHOKE A COLD ENGINE BY PULLING THE
CHOKE BUXTON OUTWARD.
4. OPEN THROTTLE WIDE BY PUSHING THROTTLE
There should be enough friction exerted by the throttle
BUTTON AL.L THE WAY IN -Although an XL starts
easily at any throttle setting, including idle, offer the
rod clamp, that the throttle rod and button will "stay put"
in the desired position. If the throttle rod slips or "walks"
engine all the fuel it wants for "cold starting." After the
through the clamp during pump operation, stop engine
pump gets running and has primed, you can set throttle
and tighten the two spring-loaded throttle-clamping
to desired pumping speed by pulling the button outward.
screws (fig 17) to increase the friction as required.
5. CRANK THE ENGINE SMARTLY-ENGINE MAY
KICK IF CRANKED TOO SLOWLY--Always crank with
quick, short pulls. Never pull the starter cord out to the
Clean the air filter as often as necessary to preserve
end, or let it snap back by itself. Hold the cord so it will
engine power. Under very dusty operating conditions
rewind properly on the pulley. When engine fires, push
the filter may require weekly or even daily cleanings.
choke half-way in and continue cranking until engine
Never operate the engine without the air filter. Clean
starts. As engine warms up, push choke button in for
Turn captive nut and remove the air filter cover from the
6. TO STOP THE ENGINE, FLIP THE SWITCH TO
carburetor chamber. First, remove all loose dust and
dirt particles so they can't fall inside the engine; then
remove the air filter. SLOSH the filter in clean solvent
7. TO START A WARM ENGINE, LITTLE OR NO
(not in fuel mix) and dry it before use. The filter can
CHOKING MAY BE NECESSARY-First crank with
also be cleaned by tapping it against a flat surface, or
choke in. Should the engine fail to start right up after a
blowing it with an air hose. After many cleanings the
few pulls, revert to the procedure for starting a cold
pores of the filter may clog permanently, and the filter
should be replaced.