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Prepareyour log splitterforstorageat the end of the seasonor if the
2. Start the engineand let it run untilthe fuel linesand carburetorare
log splitterwill notbe usedfor 30 days or more.
empty.
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ARNING:Neverstore machine withfuel in the
fuel tank insideof buildingwherefumes may reach
an open flame or sparkor where ignitionsources
are presentsuch as hot water and spaceheaters,
furnaces, clothesdyers,stoves, electricmotors, etc.
IMPORTANT: N everuseengineor carburetorcleanerproductsin the
fuel tank or permanent d amagemayoccur.Usefresh fuel nextseason.
3. Removespark plug,pourapproximately 1/2 oz. of engine oil into
cylinderand crank slowlyto distributeoil.
4. Replacespark plug.
NOTE:Yearlycheck-upby your localSearsservicecenteris a good
wayto ensureyourlog splitterwill providemaximumperformancenext
season.
Log Splitter
1. Cleanthe log splitterthoroughly.
2. Wipeunitwith an oiled rag to preventrust,especiallyon the wedge
and the beam.
NOTE:Fuelstabilizeris an acceptablealternativein minimizingfor
formationof fuel gumdepositsduring storage.
Pleasefollowthe instructionsbelowfor storingyourlog splitterwith
fuel and stabilizerin theengine:
1. Add stabilizerto gasolinein fuel tank or storagecontainer.Always
follow the mix ratiofoundon stabilizercontainer.
2. Run engineat least 10 minutesafter addingstabilizerto allowthe
stabilizerto reachthe carburetor.
Engine
IMPORTANT: I t is importantto preventgumdepositsfrom formingin
essential f uel systempartssuch as carburetor,fuel filter,fuel hose,
or tank duringstorage.Also, alcoholblendedfuels (calledgasoholor
usingethanolor methanol)can attractmoisturewhich leadsto separa-
tionand formationof acids duringstorage.Acidic gascan damagethe
fuelsystemof an enginewhile in storage.
1. Drainthe fueltank. Alwaysdrainfuel intoapprovedcontainer
outdoorsawayfrom open flame.Be surethe engineis cool. Donot
smokewhile handlingthe fuel.
IMPORTANT: D o notdrain thegas tank and carburetorif usingfuel
stabilizer.Drainall the oil from the crankcase(thisshouldbe done
after the enginehas beenoperatedand is still warm)and refillthe
crankcasewith fresh oil.
Other
,, Do not storegasolinefromone seasonto another.
,, Replaceyourgasolinecan if it starts to rust.
,, Store unitin a clean, dry area.Do notstore next to corrosive
materials,such as fertilizer.
,, Wipeequipmentwith an oiled rag to preventrust.
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