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Operator’s Manual
LH195EA/XA (H30-40) LH318EA/XA (HM80-90) LH358EA/XA (HM100) OH195EA/EP/XA/XP (OHH50-65) OH318EA/XA (OHM90-110)
Four-Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air-Cooled

Table of Contents
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. IMPORTANT NOTICE! Safety Definitions ........................................ ii General Safety Precautions ............................................................. 1 How to Get Service .......................................................................... 4 Oil and Fuel Specifications ............................................................... 5 Before Starting Your Engine ............................................................. 6 Starting Your Engine....................................................................... 10 Stopping Your Engine and Short-Term Storage.............................. 18 Transporting Your Recreational Vehicle ......................................... 18 Maintenance................................................................................... 18 Storing Your Engine........................................................................ 25 Preventing Forest, Brush and Grass Fires ..................................... 27 Maintenance Intervals .................................................................... 28 California & US EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement .......... 36 Emission Control System Warranty................................................ 37 XII. Warranty Information ...................................................................... 38
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IMPORTANT NOTICE! Safety Definitions
Statements in this manual preceded by the following words and graphics are of special significance:

TecumsehPower Contact Information
For engine adjustments, repairs or warranty service NOT covered in this manual, contact your nearest Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Find them on our website at www.TecumsehPower.com or call TecumsehPower Company at 1-800-558-5402 for additional information.

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Use This Engine Only in Approved Applications
Power Sport engines are designed specifically for non-competitive recreational vehicle applications such as fun-karts, mini-bikes and ATV’s. This engine is NOT designed or approved for aircraft, go-peds or any racing applications. Since not all applications of this engine can be anticipated, contact your nearest Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Find them on our website at www.TecumsehPower.com or call TecumsehPower Company at 1-800-558-5402 for more information or if you have questions about a particular application. Use of this Power Sport engine in non-approved applications may lead to serious injury or death.
WARNING

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

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if NOT avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION

Indicates a potential situation which, if NOT avoided, could result in equipment or property damage. 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 three 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.

Special Information for Users Installing an Engine
If you purchased this engine separately with the intention of installing it on a recreational vehicle, ensure that the vehicle is designed or is retrofitted to be used specifically with this Power Sport engine. If you use an improper, non-approved and/or wrong sized engine, there is a potential for serious injury or death from:
WARNING

• Operation at unsafe speeds or a runaway vehicle. • Improper fit and operation of guards, electrical wiring, throttle cable, clutch, torque converter, etc.

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).

Engine Model Applications
This manual applies to the following Power Sport engine models: • LH318XA, LH358XA • OH195EA/OH195EP/OH195XA/OH195XP • OH318EA/OH318XA

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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 TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer, call 1-800-558-5402, or go to www.TecumsehPower.com for additional information.

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 fill 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. TecumsehPower Company 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 26.

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.

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C. Adult Supervision of Operation, Refueling and Maintenance
The manufacturer of the recreational vehicle may provide information about who is allowed to operate or ride in the vehicle (see equipment manufacturer’s manual). NOT everyone who is allowed to operate or ride in the vehicle is capable of safely and responsibly operating, maintaining and/or fueling this Power Sport engine. TecumsehPower Company recommends the following: • An adult should fuel this engine. NEVER allow children to refuel this engine. See "D. Filling Fuel Tank" instructions on page 8. • An adult should perform maintenance on this engine. See "VIII. Maintenance" instructions on page 18. Only allow children to perform maintenance if an adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation. • An adult should start the engine. See "G. Avoid Accidental Starts" instructions on page 3 and "A. Engine Pre-Ride Checklist" instructions on page 6. 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 recreational vehicle, especially by children, NEVER leave the engine unattended when it is running.
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Figure 1. DO NOT use Without Engine Shaft Guard

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D. Stay Away from Rotating Parts
NEVER operate the engine with an unguarded engine shaft or flywheel. See Figures 1 and 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 recreational vehicle; 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 Figures 1 and 2.

1. Muffler Guard 2. Flywheel Guard Figure 2. Typical Engine Guard Locations

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, STAY AWAY from hot areas of engine. DO NOT operate the engine without the muffler guard in place, if equipped. See Figure 2. • 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 engine powered equipment in long dry grass or other dry ground cover.

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 vehicle and cause the engine to operate at unsafe speeds. NEVER tamper with factory setting of engine governor.

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• Attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post. • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur. if provided. if provided. 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 3 and 4.G. if engine is equipped with a DC electric starter. • Turn all engine switches to “OFF” position. Figure 3. Figure 4. Always wear hearing protection when operating a recreational vehicle engine. Use Hearing Protection Engine noise may cause hearing damage. • Remove ignition key. • Disconnect battery at negative terminal first. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug H. Spark Plug Grounding Post 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 3 .

If repair or service is needed for anything other than the engine. Technician’s Handbooks 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. experience and who practice proper tool usage. This period relates to the emission compliance life as certified by EPA and/or CARB.TecumsehPower. See Figure 5. a Technician’s Handbook is available from your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Engine Identification Decal B.II. specification and date of manufacture (DOM). See Figure 6. 2083 Visit our web site at www. “B” 500 hours and “A” 1. and it is intended for individuals who have had adequate training. Page 4 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 Figure 6. This handbook covers repairs and adjustments not covered within this Operator’s Manual. How to Get Service For engine adjustments.com THIS ENGINE MEETS 1995-2005 CALIF & US EPA PHI APPLICABLE EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR SI SORE ENGINES EM LV195EA 361540D 4TPXS. Fill in the engine information in the spaces provided for future reference. Engine Identification Decal A sample engine identification decal is located in the next column and indicates the engine’s model number. Service procedures should be clearly understood and practiced when servicing Power Sport engines.000 hours. Find them on our website at www. TecumsehPower Company manufactures and is responsible only for the engine used on this power equipment. • Order as part #695244A or #740043 for OH195EA/ EP/XA/XP and OH318EA/XA models. contact the service source recommended by the equipment manufacturer. repairs or warranty service NOT covered in this manual. Technician Handbooks . • OH195EA/EP/XA/XP models are designated as “C” 125 hours. Figure 5. The engine identification decal also includes engine life specifications for the emissions-related useful life period of your engine. contact your nearest Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer.TecumsehPower. “B” 250 hours and “A” 500 hours. NOTES Please look at the decal on your engine.com or call TecumsehPower Company at 1-800-558-5402 for additional information. LH358XA and OH318EA/XA models are designated as “C” 250 hours. • Order as part #692509 or #740049 for LH318XA and LH358XA models.1951BB 04015AA0001 195 TECUMSEHPOWER COMPANY Register Your TecumsehPower Engine Maintenance Tips On-Line Store Locate your nearest TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer LOG ON! ENGINE MODEL: SPEC: DOM: A. • LH318XA.

In addition. Using multigrade oil above 32°F (0°C) will increase oil consumption. For recommended engine oil. Be sure original container is marked A. Alternative fuels with high alcohol content can cause hard starting.78 21 oz. 730225A or SAE 30W Multi Grade TecumsehPower Part No. see Table 1. Service “SL/SJ”.III. Recommended Fuel Fuel Component Ethanol Grain Alcohol (“Gasohol”) MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) ETBE (Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) Percentage 10% 10% 15% 15% 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 5 . Oil TecumsehPower Recommended Oil Usage Straight Grade TecumsehPower Part No. Engine Model Application LH318XA LH358XA OH195EA/EP/XA/XP OH318EA/XA Ounces Units U. and may cause internal engine damage. other than those listed in the Operator’s Manuals will not be considered warranty. .P. • Fuel must be fresh and clean. you need to be sure the oil sump contains the correct amount of oil to operate properly. Recommended Oil A.I.S. O O O 32 F 0C O O 40 F 10 C O O 60 F 20 C O O 80 F 30 C O O 100 F 40 C O O B. Oil Sump Capacities Use unleaded regular. NOTES Oil sump capacities vary with each model. • NEVER mix oil with fuel. 730226A or SAE 5W30 or SAE 10W TecumsehPower Synthetic Part No. NEVER use fuel left over from last season or stored for long periods. See Table 2. SAE 10W40 is NOT recommended. Oil and Fuel Specifications Table 1. 730263 or SAE 0W30 0F -20 F 20 F O O -20 C -10 C -30 C O To operate engine you need to use a clean.62 .78 Table 3. 1-1/4 1-5/8 . NOTE Damage and/or performance problems that occur from use of fuels. unleaded premium or reformulated automotive fuel only. detergent oil. poor engine performance. You may use gasoline containing the components identified in Table 3. 26 oz. • DO NOT use leaded fuel. • DO NOT use fuel containing Methanol (Wood Alcohol). Fuel Table 2. high quality. Special-formulated oils are available at your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Pints 1-5/8 Liters 26 oz. The use of alternative fuels such as E85 CAUTION or E20 are NOT recommended for use in TecumsehPower engines.

Afterward. Debris—Check that engine. 4. 5 3 1 3 2 1 1. Start the engine and slowly release the brake. Check that the vehicle does not move when the engine is idling. Incorrect Usage Without Engine Shaft Guard 1 2 STOP 1. Engine Pre-Ride Checklist WARNING To avoid serious injury or death. If it does move at idle. Removing Debris From Engine" instructions on page 20. Be sure the engine is turned off for steps 1 thru 4: 1. The vehicle requires service and should not be operated. Afterward. Engine stop switches—Check that the operator knows where all engine stop switches are located. 3.com or call TecumsehPower Company at 1-800-558-5402. For debris removal areas. check that the gas pedal operates smoothly and returns to an idle position when released. Before Starting Your Engine A. Check with equipment manufacturer for a complete list of guards. continue reading instructions below. snow or ice. continue reading instructions below. To avoid serious injury or death. For stop switch locations. Throttle—With the engine off. 3. Stay Away from Rotating Parts" instructions on page 2. Muffler Guard 2. See Figures 7 and 8. 5. Engine Guard Locations 5. Guards—Check that all of the guards are securely in place.TecumsehPower. 4. see "B. NEVER operate the vehicle if you think there may be a guard missing. Flywheel Guard Figure 8. Idle speed—Be sure that operator is in place with the brake engaged before starting the engine. controls and guards are free from debris. Fuel Fill Cap—Check that the fuel fill cap is securely in place. See "D. contact your nearest Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. stop the vehicle and shut off the engine.IV. an adult should start this engine. Only allow children to start engine if an adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation. 2. Check that all engine stop switches immediately stop the engine. 2. see Figure 13 on page 8. For questions about the pre-ride checklist for this engine. always complete both the engine and equipment manufacturer’s pre-ride checklist before using the engine. This engine should NEVER be used if you identify a problem with any of the steps listed below. 6. Find them on our website at www. Debris Removal Areas Page 6 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . WARNING Figure 7. Levers and Linkage Cooling Fins Air Cleaner Cover Flywheel Guard Muffler Guard 1 4 Figure 9.

If oil reading on dipstick is below “ADD” mark. Screw oil fill dipstick back into oil filler tube. • Be sure oil fill dipstick/plug is tightened securely. DO NOT allow oil level to fall below the “ADD” mark on dipstick. making sure to avoid spilling. slowly add oil to reach “FULL” level. Tighten securely. 3. • Keep oil level between “FULL” and “ADD” marks on dipstick or to point of overflow on engines without dipstick. Tighten securely. To avoid engine damage. See Figure 10. 1. 2. NOTE Some Power Sport Engines are equipped with an oil fill dipstick. Be sure engine is upright and level. 4. 5. See Figure 12. Wipe away any spilled oil. Be sure engine is upright and level. Tighten securely. Checking Oil Level • Check oil level before each use and every 5 operating hours.B. Add oil to overflow point. Figure 11. 5. NOTE All models in this manual may be equipped with optional oil fill plug locations. see "II. Engine Oil Level I. Unscrew and remove oil fill dipstick from oil filler tube. Unscrew oil fill dipstick from oil filler tube and wipe clean. 1. Unscrew oil fill plug. it is important to: Fill Between “FULL” and “ADD” Marks FULL OK NOTES DO NOT overfill engine with oil. Contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer for TecumsehPower Oil. See Figure 10. Screw oil fill dipstick back into oil filler tube. 4. see "I. 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 7 Figure 12. Doing so may result in equipment malfunction or damage. 6. See Figure 12. Doing so may result in equipment malfunction or damage. See Figure 11. 2. Wipe away any spilled oil. Clean area around oil fill plug(s). Screw oil fill plug back into oil fill hole. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug)" instructions. Oil Fill Dipstick If your engine has an oil fill plug. Note oil level. Possible Oil Fill Dipstick Location II. 3. Oil Fill Dipstick" instructions. 6. Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick (Oil Fill Plug) If your engine has an oil fill dipstick. ADD Figure 10. Possible Oil Fill Plug Location(s) .

To prevent injury or death from fuel fires. 1 Climate Guard ! E CHOK RUN D. Afterward. 3. This rocker switch is used to shut off the ignition that supplies the spark plug with power. Stop engine and allow it to cool before refueling. Pressing the switch to the “OFF” position will turn the engine off when it is running. Figure 14. “OFF” Position 3. Clean area around fuel fill cap and remove fuel fill cap.C. Engine Stop Switch Figure 13. This switch must be in the “ON” position or the engine will not start. Possible Fuel Fill Cap Location(s) Page 8 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . See Figure 14. Fuel vapors can spread and be ignited by a spark or flame many feet away from engine. WARNING NEVER allow children to refuel this engine. See Figure 13. follow these instructions: 1. Engine Stop Switch Power Sport engines are equipped with an Engine Stop Switch. Filling Fuel Tank 3 1. Oil and Fuel Specifications” instructions on page 5. Gasoline (fuel) vapors are highly flammable and can explode. Engine Stop Switch 2 An adult should fuel this engine. “ON” Position 2. continue reading instructions. Be sure engine is outdoors and in a well-ventilated area. NOTE For recommended fuel. 2. see Table 3 and “III.

Fuel" instructions on page 5. Possible Fuel Fill Cap(s) Fuel Tank E. Move machine away from area of spillage. Leave space in the tank to allow fuel to expand without overflowing. See Figure 16. NOTE Replace a damaged or missing fuel fill cap only with a genuine TecumsehPower replacement Fuel Fill Cap. Failure to do so may VOID YOUR WARRANTY. 5. continue reading instructions below. Figure 16. Front View Bottom View Figure 15. Avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors are gone.4. Replace fuel fill cap securely and wipe up spilled fuel before starting engine. If fuel is spilled DO NOT start engine. Optional Fuel Valve Positions 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 9 . Afterward. Using an approved red GASOLINE container. Turn fuel valve counterclockwise to “OPEN” position. DO NOT overfill fuel tank. See "B. Optional Fuel Valve Turn Valve Clockwise To “OFF” Position Fuel Valve “OPEN” Position Shown Some engines are equipped with an optional fuel valve. add fuel slowly. being careful to avoid spilling. Turn fuel valve clockwise to “OFF” position NOTE Always be sure fuel valve is in the “OFF” position after each use. 2. See Figure 16. See Figure 15. 1.

DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way. 5. see "A. Model Assemblies If your engine model is a: LH318XA LH358XA OH195EA/EP/XA/XP OH318EA/XA Location: See Figure 17 See Figure 18 See Figure 19 NOTE See "A. 1. 12. 6. • DO NOT spray flammable vapors into carburetor or onto air cleaner. For example: WARNING 6 7 8 • DO NOT use starting fluid. continue reading instructions below. To avoid serious burn injuries or damage to your engine. Engines with Recoil Starters" instructions on page 15. 3. • DO NOT put flammable liquids into carburetor or onto air cleaner. 8. 13. 11. 4. Item Descriptions The item descriptions listed below are for all Power Sport engine models available and refer to Figures 17 thru 19. WARNING Only one of the following illustrations will apply to your engine. 14. Afterward. This section contains starting instructions for several different types of engines. an adult should start this engine. 2. • DO NOT operate engine or pull on starter rope with spark plug removed. contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Starting Your Engine To avoid serious injury or death. see "B. Take a moment to become familiar with your engine model. See Table 4. LH318XA/LH358XA 10 3 5 4 9 13 12 11 Page 10 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . Only allow children to start engine if an adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation. 9. 7. If you have an electric starter. 10. • DO NOT apply throttle or gas pedal while starting. Oil Fill Plug Carburetor Air Cleaner Muffler Muffler Guard Oil Fill Dipstick Spark Plug Cap Fuel Fill Cap On/Off Switch Recoil Starter/Flywheel Guard Starter Cord Handle Levers/Linkage Fuel Shut-Off Valve (If provided) Primer Figure 17. If you have a manual recoil starter. Engine Pre-Ride Checklist" instructions on page 6. Engines with Electric Starters" instructions on page 12. Table 4. Fuel can spray from spark plug hole and ignite.V. first determine what type of starter you have. In order to locate the instructions that apply to your engine. If you are unable to start this engine after following instructions in this manual.

OH318EA/XA 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 11 . OH195EA/EP/XA/XP Figure 19.6 7 8 6 7 8 9 5 10 RUN Climate Guard ! E CHOK 9 13 4 5 4 3 STOP 10 14 2 3 12 11 2 12 11 Figure 18.

repeat steps 2 thru 4. See Figure 21. Be sure fuel valve is open. Engines with Electric Starters Only one of the following two sections will apply to your engine. When engine starts. Primer Bulb Only 1. When starting a cold engine. 6. NOTES LH318XA. 4. 3. Push starter button or turn ignition switch key to start engine. Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly with your thumb 5 times. If your engine has: Primer Bulb Only Choke Only Go to: Section A. If engine fails to start after 3 attempts. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way. See Table 5. release starter button or ignition switch key. See Figure 20. OH195EA/EP/XA/XP Primer Bulb Page 12 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . allowing primer bulb to return completely to original position between pushes. Engines with Electric Starters Table 5. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.II I. if provided.A. 7. If engine does not start after following steps 1 thru 6. DO NOT use primer bulb to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Optional Fuel Valve Positions Figure 21. push primer bulb firmly with your thumb 3 times. be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area. 5. Doing so will flood the engine and may result in equipment malfunction. Fuel Tank Turn Valve Clockwise To “OFF” Position Fuel Valve “OPEN” Position Shown Figure 20. 2. NOTE DO NOT operate an electric starter for more than 5 seconds each attempt. LH358XA and OH318EA/XA models DO NOT have a primer bulb.I Section A.

“FULL CHOKE” Position Figure 22. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3. 3 2 1 1. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. “FULL CHOKE” Position Figure 24. Horizontal Mount Choke Control Positions 1 2 3 1. See Figure 22. be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area. 2. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. Some engines are equipped with a remote choke control. Be sure fuel valve is open. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. See Figure 23. 3. if provided. Some OH195EAEP/XA/XP engines are equipped with a choke control lever under the muffler. Afterward. NOTES Some engines are equipped with a horizontal mounted choke control. Choke Only 1.II. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3. “FULL CHOKE” Position Figure 23. See Figure 20 on page 12. Move choke control to “FULL CHOKE” position. continue reading instructions below. OH195EA/EP/XA/XP Choke Control Positions 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 13 . Remote Choke Control Positions 1 2 3 1. See Figure 24.

c. Momentarily move choke lever to “1/2 CHOKE” position until engine runs smoothly. repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine. but does not continue to run. NOTES If engine starts but falters when choke lever is moved to “NO CHOKE” position: a. If engine fails after 3 attempts in the “NO CHOKE” position. NOTE DO NOT operate an electric starter for more than 5 seconds each attempt. See Figure 26. Next. Release starter button or ignition switch key. “FULL CHOKE” Position Figure 25. The throttle control must be in the idle position when starting engine. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way. b. 7. 6. See Figure 25. High Speed Position 2. When engine starts: a. move choke lever to “1/2 CHOKE” position until engine runs smoothly. See Figure 25. Idle Range Figure 26. If engine fires. Power Sport engines are equipped with a standard spring-loaded throttle control to ensure the throttle will return to engine idle speed when it is released or if the cable fails. If restarting a warm engine move choke control to “NO CHOKE” position. repeat steps 2 thru 5 to restart engine. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. 1. If engine does not start after following steps 1 thru 7. Next. contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. move choke lever to “NO CHOKE” position and start engine. 8. Momentarily move choke lever back to “FULL CHOKE” position. Engine Speed Control Positions 2 1 1 1. If engine dies after choke lever is moved to “NO CHOKE” position. Finally. c. 4.NOTES OH318EA/XA engines are equipped with a choke control lever located under the air cleaner. move choke lever to “NO CHOKE” position. OH318EA/XA Choke Control Positions 2 3 Climate Guard ! CHOK RUN E Page 14 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . move choke lever to “NO CHOKE” position. 5. b. Push starter button or turn ignition switch key to start engine. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3.

5. Starter Cord Handle 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 15 . contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. If engine does not start after following steps 1 thru 5. Optional Fuel Valve Positions 4. . be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area. OH195EA/EP/XA/XP Primer Bulb Figure 29. Without allowing the rope to retract. Return rope slowly to original position. if provided. 2. To avoid this risk. See Figure 27. b. a. See Figure 28.I Section B. Engines with Recoil Starters I. Primer Bulb Only Only one of the following two sections will apply to your engine. Grasp starter cord handle. the rope can unexpectedly jerk back toward engine causing serious injury. 3. Be sure fuel valve is open. Pull rope out slowly until you feel drag. When starting a cold engine. carefully follow these instructions: WARNING If your engine has: Primer Bulb Only Choke Only Go to: Section B. push primer bulb firmly with your thumb 3 times. When pulling starter rope. Doing so will flood the engine and may result in equipment malfunction. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. NOTES LH318XA. See Figure 29. repeat steps 2 thru 4. allowing primer bulb to return completely to original position between pushes. See Table 6. Figure 28. 6. NOTE Following the instructions listed in the steps above avoids potential damage to the recoil mechanism. Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly with your thumb 5 times. Engines with Recoil Starters Table 6. c. continue pulling rope with one rapid full arm stroke.II Fuel Tank Turn Valve Clockwise To “OFF” Position Fuel Valve “OPEN” Position Shown Figure 27. LH358XA and OH318EA/XA models DO NOT have a primer bulb.B. 1. If engine fails to start after 3 attempts. DO NOT use primer bulb to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way.

2. Move choke control to “FULL CHOKE” position. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3. Afterward. 3. be sure engine is outdoors in a well-ventilated area. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3. “FULL CHOKE” Position Figure 32. 3 2 1 1. See Figure 27 on page 15. if provided. See Figure 31. continue reading instructions below. OH195EA/EP/XA/XP Choke Control Positions Page 16 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . Horizontal Mount Choke Control Positions 1 2 3 1. See Figure 30. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. Some engines are equipped with a remote choke control. See Figure 32. Some OH195EA/EP/XA/XP engines are equipped with a choke control lever located under the muffler. “FULL CHOKE” Position Figure 30. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3. Choke Only 1.II. “FULL CHOKE” Position Figure 31. Remote Choke Control Positions 1 2 3 1. NOTES Some engines are equipped with a horizontal mounted choke control. Be sure fuel valve is open.

6. b. If engine dies after choke lever is moved to “NO CHOKE” position. b. Afterward. Finally. DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in any other way. continue pulling rope with one rapid full arm stroke. Next. “1/2 CHOKE” Position 3. If engine fires. Without allowing rope to retract. repeat steps 2 thru 7 to restart engine. See Figure 29 on page 15. “FULL CHOKE” Position 2 3 5. the rope can unexpectedly jerk back toward engine causing serious injury. move choke lever to “NO CHOKE” position. Return rope slowly to original position. 7. Grasp starter cord handle. Engine Speed Control Positions 1 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 17 . a. move choke lever to “NO CHOKE” position. NOTES If engine starts but falters when choke lever is moved to “NO CHOKE” position: a. High Speed Position 2. When pulling starter rope. 9. Idle Range Figure 34. The throttle control must be in the idle position when starting engine. See Figure 33. repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine. move choke lever to “1/2 CHOKE” position until engine runs smoothly. Afterward. but does not continue to run. c. To avoid this risk.NOTES OH318EA/XA engines are equipped with a choke control lever located under the air cleaner. Momentarily move choke lever back to “FULL CHOKE” position. Power Sport engines are equipped with a standard spring loaded throttle control to ensure the throttle will return to engine idle speed when it is released or if the cable fails. When engine starts: a. 8. Momentarily move choke lever to “1/2 CHOKE” position until engine runs smoothly. Pull rope out slowly until you feel drag. carefully follow these instructions: WARNING Climate Guard ! CHOK RUN E 1 1. See Figure 34. If engine does not start after following steps 1 thru 8. continue reading instructions below. OH318EA/XA Choke Control Positions 2 1. Figure 33. Next. move choke lever to ’NO CHOKE” position and start engine. See Figure 30 thru 33 starting on page 16. continue reading instructions below. NOTE Following the instructions listed in the steps above avoids potential damage to the recoil mechanism. If restarting a warm engine move choke control to “NO CHOKE” position. “NO CHOKE” Position 2. If engine fails after 3 attempts in the “NO CHOKE” position. contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. c. b.

especially by children. WARNING If there is fuel in the fuel tank. NEVER leave the engine unattended when it is running and NEVER run engine in enclosed areas to avoid death or serious injury. WARNING Figure 35. 2. if provided. if provided. Drain fuel into an approved red GASOLINE container. WARNING WARNING To prevent accidental starting when working on equipment. clothes dryers. • Disconnect battery at negative terminal first. DO NOT pour fuel from engine or siphon fuel by mouth. • Turn all engine switches to “OFF” position. NEVER leave the engine unattended when it is running. an adult should perform maintenance on this engine. WARNING • Disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. • Remove ignition key. electric motors. Doing so may lead to an explosion resulting in death or serious injury. • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur. To avoid unsupervised operation of a recreational vehicle. and transport the recreational vehicle in an open vehicle. if engine is equipped with a DC electric starter. WARNING VIII. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may ignite leading to serious injury or death. See Figure 35. being careful to avoid spilling. • Attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post. Empty fuel tank by using a commercially available suction device designed for use with gasoline. Transporting Your Recreational Vehicle NEVER transport this engine inside another vehicle or in any enclosed space if there is any gasoline in the tank. etc. See Figure 36. If you DO NOT have an open vehicle and have to transport the recreational vehicle in a closed vehicle. Run the engine until remaining fuel is consumed. such as an open trailer or open bed of a pickup truck. CAUTION VII. STAY AWAY from these areas. Always turn off the engine before exiting the vehicle and remove ignition key. Only allow children to perform maintenance if an adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation. close the fuel shut-off valve. follow these steps for emptying the fuel tank before transporting: 1. Stopping Your Engine and Short-Term Storage Stop engine according to equipment manufacturer’s instructions. 3. Disconnecting/Connecting Spark Plug Figure 36. The muffler and other engine parts become extremely hot during operation and remain hot after the engine has stopped. WARNING To avoid serious injury or death.VI. if equipped. To avoid severe burns on contact. Maintenance To avoid serious injury or death. Spark Plug Grounding Post Page 18 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . if provided. always: NEVER store engine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building with potential sources of ignition such as hot water or space heaters.

See Figure 38. NOTES DO NOT overfill oil filler. See Tables 1 and 2. See Figure 37. See "III. 10. Carefully disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. Carefully disconnect spark plug wire from grounding post.A. continue reading instructions below. Wipe away any spilled oil. it is important to: 1. DO NOT allow oil level to fall below the “ADD” mark on oil fill cap/dipstick. if provided. See Figure 36 on page 18. 5. Remove oil drain plug and drain oil. See "G. more often if operated in extremely dusty or dirty conditions. 2. continue reading instructions below. Afterward. Connect spark plug wire to spark plug before attempting to start engine. Install oil drain plug and tighten securely. • Change oil after first 2 operating hours and every 3 months or every 25 operating hours thereafter. Fill with recommended oil. tipping engine to position the oil drain plug at the lowest point on the engine. if provided. Be sure you find the correct drain plug location. Doing so may result in equipment malfunction or damage. Place approved recyclable oil container under oil drain plug. if provided. See Figure 35 on page 18. Possible Oil Drain Plug Location(s) . Contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer for TecumsehPower Oil. • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur. Doing so may result in oil carryover to the equipment and cause malfunction or damage. 9. 11. Clean area around oil drain plug. continue reading instructions below. 6. Checking and Changing Oil • Check oil level before each use and every 5 operating hours when engine is warm. 4. NOTE Used oil must be disposed of at a proper collection center. To avoid engine damage. continue reading instructions below. Afterward. 3. Be sure the fuel fill cap is on and is tightened securely. Engine should still be warm but NOT hot from recent use. Oil and Fuel Specifications" instructions on page 5. Afterward. 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 19 Figure 38. 8. Afterward. • Attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post. Possible Oil Fill Plug Location(s) Figure 37. 7. Avoid Accidental Starts" instructions on page 3.

dirt. Check electrode gap with wire feeler gauge and set gap to —. correct engine speed or reduce the risk of fire. Porcelain Figure 40. Levers and Linkage Cooling Fins Air Cleaner Cover Flywheel Guard Muffler Guard Figure 39. 5. Resistor Spark Plug Page 20 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . debris. remove grass clippings. 3 1 2 1 1 1. Install spark plug and tighten securely. 2. Remove and inspect spark plug. Contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer for a genuine replacement Resistor Spark Plug. See Figure 39.76 mm) Gap 2.(0. Spark Plug Check spark plug yearly or every 100 operating hours.030 in. Electrodes 3. Replace spark plug if porcelain is cracked or if electrodes are: • Pitted • Burned • Fouled with Deposits 4. . 3. See Figure 40. 1. snow or ice from the following areas: • Cooling Fins • Air Intake Screens • Levers • Linkage • Guards Removing debris will insure adequate cooling. NOTE A resistor spark plug must be used for replacement. Debris Removal Areas 4 C. 5. 2 L-Head Plug 2 1 3 1 OHV Plug 1. 2.76 mm) if necessary. (0.030 in. 4. Clean area around spark plug. 3. Removing Debris From Engine 5 3 Before each use.B.

NEVER run engine without complete air cleaner installed on engine. 3. Loosen cover screws. 2. Turn cover counterclockwise and remove from base. B. 9. Type “A” Air Cleaner Assembly E. 5.D. 4. Clean daily if used in extremely dusty conditions. Tighten screws securely. follow these cleaning instructions below: 1. 3. Type A. Follow instructions for the air cleaner type that resembles your model. If either is present. Wash in warm water and detergent solution then press (DO NOT twist) until all dirt is removed. 7. 5. II. more often if used in extremely dusty conditions. NOTE DO NOT oil a foam pre-filter. D or E. 1. Inspect filters for discoloration or dirt accumulation. 6. Wrap in a clean cloth and press (DO NOT twist) until completely dry. See Figure 41. Install optional foam pre-filter into cover. 8. 2. Remove optional foam pre-filter. Follow the instructions next to the drawing of your air cleaner to remove and replace it. C. After removing the pre-filter. Remove paper filter from base. If either is present. Servicing Foam Pre-Filter Clean foam pre-filter every 3 months or every 25 operating hours. from cover. Clean inside of base and cover thoroughly. if provided. Replace foam pre-filter onto paper filter. Your air cleaner’s filter(s) periodically needs to be cleaned or replaced. Install new paper filter into base. see "I. Turn cover clockwise and attach to base. 4. Replacement filters are available at an Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Servicing Paper Filters" instructions. Servicing Foam Pre-Filter" instructions. Type “A” Air Cleaner 1. 2. See Figures 41 thru 45. 3. Inspect for dirt or debris accumulation. NOTE Contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer for a genuine replacement Air Cleaner. 1 2 3 4 5 I. Cleaning/Replacing Air Cleaner 2 Your engine has an air cleaner which helps prevent premature engine wear and failure. 4. Your engine will be equipped with one of the following air cleaners. NOTE DO NOT put oil on or clean a paper filter. 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 21 . see "II. Base Cover Screws Paper Filter Foam Pre-Filter (Optional) Cover Figure 41. Rinse thoroughly until water is clear. Servicing Paper Filters Paper filters cannot be cleaned and must be replaced once a year or every 100 operating hours.

2. Push cover firmly against base and turn clockwise as far as it will go. Remove wing nut. see "II. Inspect for dirt or debris accumulation. 7. Install wing nut and tighten securely. Type “B” Air Cleaner Assembly 1. 6. Type “B” Air Cleaner 1. If either is present. 5. Install clean foam pre-filter. over paper filter. 2 4 5 1 6 3 G. Afterward. if provided. 9. continue reading instructions below. 8. Clean cover and base thoroughly. 7. Discard filter. if provided. 6. Servicing Paper Filters" instructions on page 21. 3. 3. 5. 5 1. continue reading instructions below. 4 3 2 1 Wing Nut Cover Foam Pre-Filter (Optional) Paper Filter Base Figure 43. If either is present. 3. Retainer Slot Base Paper Filter Tab Cover Figure 42. Clean inside of base and cover thoroughly. Position clean cover and filter against base with tab on cover inserted into lower left corner of slot in base. Remove paper filter from base. See Figure 43. Install clean paper filter onto base. 2. Remove foam pre-filter. Afterward. 2. from outside of paper filter. Type “C” Air Cleaner Assembly Page 22 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . Type “C” Air Cleaner 1. see "I. Remove cover and clean thoroughly. Be sure retainers are locked around base. See Figure 42. 5. 4. Inspect filter for discoloration or dirt accumulation. 5. Install clean cover over filters. 4. 4. 3. Turn cover counterclockwise and remove it and paper filter from base. Servicing Foam Pre-Filter" instructions on page 21. 4. Install new paper filter into cover. 2.F. 6.

See Figure 44. 5. 5. Inspect for dirt or debris accumulation. 3. Red Baffle Baffle Summer Position Baffle Winter Position Base Paper Filter Foam Pre-Filter (Optional) Air Cleaner Cover Wing Nut 1 COLD WEATHER BAFFLE POSITION “ S ”FOR SUMMER ABOVE 32°F (0°C) POSITION “ W ” FOR WINTER BELOW 32°F (0°C) 8 2 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 23 . continue reading instructions below. Afterward. 4. 7. 4. Insert red baffle in “SUMMER” position shown. Install wing nut and tighten securely. 6. 3 I. If either is present. Remove wing nut and cover. continue reading instructions below. To work effectively. if provided into cover. Remove wing nut from air cleaner cover. 3. Inspect for dirt or debris accumulation. Remove air cleaner cover from base. 6. 8. see "II. Servicing Paper Filters" instructions on page 21. Remove foam pre-filter. Servicing Foam Pre-Filter" instructions on page 21. Remove air cleaner cover from base. Clean inside of base and cover thoroughly. If either is present. 5. see "I. At Temperatures Above 32°F (0°C) 1. Remove paper filter from base. Remove red baffle from inside of air cleaner cover. 6. Type “D” Climate Guard Air Cleaner Assembly 1. 8. 2. Climate Guard® Anti-Icing Air Cleaners 4 5 6 7 Some engines may be equipped with a Climate Guard anti-icing air cleaner that prevents ice from forming in the carburetor when the engine is run at temperatures below 32°F (0°C). Remove red baffle from inside of air cleaner cover. 3. 2. See Figure 44. 2. 4. Remove wing nut from air cleaner cover. Install cover on base. 5. Install air cleaner cover onto base. Install wing nut and tighten securely. Engines equipped with the baffle will have an opening which draws warm air from the muffler into the air cleaner housing.H. 3. Figure 44. from cover. Insert red baffle in “WINTER” position shown. Install wing nut and tighten securely. if provided. 2. 6. it is necessary for the cold weather baffle to block cold air from entering the air cleaner. Install clean paper filter into base. At Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and Below 1. See Figure 44. Type “D” Air Cleaner 1. 4. Install clean foam pre-filter. 7. Afterward. Install air cleaner cover onto base.

NOTE Be sure air cleaner cover is in correct “SUMMER” position with sun symbol visible. 4. 1 ! 1 1 2 Clima ard te Gu ! 3 4 5 1. 3. Type “E” Climate Guard Air Cleaner Assembly 2 I. 3. 2. 5. Remove wing nuts and air cleaner cover. Install foam filter onto paper filter. Air Cleaner Cover Positions Page 24 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . 3. Summer Position—Above 32°F (0°C) Sun Symbol Winter Position—Below 32°F (0°C) Snowflake Symbol Figure 46. 7. See Figure 46. Install paper filter into base. Remove paper filter from base and inspect for dirt or debris accumulation. Install wing nuts and tighten securely. NOTE Be sure air cleaner cover is in correct “WINTER” position with snowflake symbol visible.II. See Figure 45. 5. If either is present. 3. 4. Wing Nuts Air Cleaner Cover Foam Pre-Filter (Optional) Paper Filter Base Figure 45. Install air cleaner cover onto base. Rotate air cleaner cover in “WINTER” position shown. At Temperatures Above 32°F (0°C) 1. Servicing Foam Pre-Filters" instructions on page 21. Remove air cleaner cover from base. Install air cleaner cover onto base. see "I. 3. Afterward. 4. if provided. See Figure 45. 4. 6. Remove wing nuts from air cleaner cover. See Figure 46. 2. Type “E” Air Cleaner 1. At Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and Below 1. 2. Install wing nuts and tighten securely. Clean inside of base and air cleaner cover thoroughly. Remove air cleaner cover from base. Rotate air cleaner cover in “SUMMER” position shown. Install wing nuts and tighten securely. and inspect for dirt or debris accumulation. Afterward. see "II. 2. continue reading instructions below. Install air cleaner cover on base. continue reading instructions below. 5. Remove wing nuts from air cleaner cover. 8. Alternator (Optional) 3 ! 4 For alternator related electrical problems such as: • Inoperative Starter • Discharged Battery • Fuse Replacement • Alternator Maintenance/Repairs See your equipment manufacturer’s instructions and an Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. If either is present. 1. 2. 5. 4. Servicing Paper Filters" instructions on page 21. Remove foam pre-filter from paper filter.

if it is stored in the engine’s gas tank without gasoline stabilizer it is likely that your carburetor will have gum deposits. electric motors. contact your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. L. Factory settings are satisfactory for most conditions. a clogged fuel system and WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Extended Storage" instructions on page 26. II. without gasoline stabilizer. Engine performance should not be affected at altitudes up to 7.J. Fuel Treatment" instructions on page 26.134 meters). clothes dryers. Remove grass clippings. K. IX. Storing Your Engine A. If engine fuel is to be stored for more than one season. WARNING DO NOT modify engine in any way. continue reading instructions below. Fuel Storage NEVER store engine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building with potential sources of ignition such as hot water or space heaters. see your nearest Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Engine Speed To avoid serious injury or death. dirt and debris from the following areas: • Cooling Fins • Air Intake Screen • Levers • Linkage • Guards • Carburetor • Head Removing debris will insure adequate cooling. Also. Clean Engine Before servicing the engine remove the carburetor cover and/or blower housing.000 feet (2. See "IV. Short-Term/Seasonal Storage I. Doing so may lead to an explosion resulting in death or serious injury. 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 25 . See "B. prepare it for short-term/seasonal storage. etc. correct engine speed and reduce the risk of fire. If adjustments are needed. Adjustments DO NOT make any engine adjustments. Carburetor If you think your carburetor needs adjusting. it will gradually deteriorate. Prepare the fuel for extended storage. For operation at higher elevations. Afterward. Running the engine faster than the speed set at the factory can be dangerous and will VOID THE ENGINE WARRANTY. contact an Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. NEVER tamper with factory setting of engine governor. WARNING NOTE 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.

treat the fuel system in the following method below: NOTES TecumsehPower Company recommends using ULTRA-FRESH™ Gasoline Stabilizer as an acceptable method of minimizing formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. 2. 2. DO NOT pour fuel from engine or siphon fuel by mouth. Clean Engine" instructions on page 25. B. Extended Storage I. 1. etc. See "B. continue reading instructions below. DO NOT attempt to pour fuel from engine. Run the engine while waiting until the remaining fuel is consumed. Oil Cylinder Bore" instructions on page 27. This product is available from your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. Doing so may lead to an explosion resulting in death or serious injury. NEVER leave the engine unattended when it is running and NEVER run engine in enclosed areas to avoid death or serious injury. WARNING To avoid serious injury or death. it is not necessary to lubricate the cylinder bore. It is NOT necessary to empty stabilized gas from fuel tank. Fuel Treatment 1. Draining Fuel NOTES Clean debris from engine before draining fuel from carburetor. Add fuel stabilizer according to manufacturer’s instructions. Page 26 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . See "A. electric motors. Begin servicing the cylinder bore. Short-Term/Seasonal Storage" instructions on page 25. Afterward. If you have prepared your fuel for short-term storage it is NOT necessary to drain fuel that contains stabilizer from your carburetor. Fuel System To avoid stale gas and carburetor problems. See "I. continue reading instructions below. Draining Fuel" instructions. 3. NEVER store engine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building with potential sources of ignition such as hot water or space heaters. NOTE If you operate the engine during all four seasons. Always follow mix ratio found on stabilizer container. WARNING NOTE Instead of using a fuel preservative/stabilizer. Failure to do so may result in equipment damage. Afterward. Extended Storage" instructions. See "II.III. clothes dryers. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach carburetor. empty fuel tank by running engine until it stops from lack of fuel. you can empty the fuel tank as described under "I. WARNING IV. To prevent serious injury from fuel fires.

Oil Cylinder Bore When lubricating cylinder bore. Carefully disconnect spark plug wire from grounding post. • Disconnect battery at negative terminal first.II.) 6. 2. Spark arrester must be maintained in effective working order by owner and/or operator. • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur. 9. if provided. if provided. Install spark plug. See “G. 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 27 . Squirt 1oz. IV. b. Connect spark plug wire to spark plug before attempting to start engine. (This will distribute oil throughout the cylinder to prevent corrosion during storage. Avoid Accidental Starts” on page 3. Brush and Grass Fires Local. locate the muffler on your engine. • Turn all engine switches to “OFF” position. you may purchase one from your Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. 1. Grasp starter cord handle. Carefully disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug. state and federal laws may require use of a spark arrester to prevent fires. Afterward. dirt. a. For example. Preventing Forest. continue reading instructions below. fuel may spray from spark plug hole. brush-covered or unimproved grass-covered land unless engine is equipped with a spark arrester. (30 ml) of clean engine oil into spark plug hole. If your engine does NOT have a spark arrester. 5. follow these instructions: CAUTION X. Remove spark plug. 3. Clean Engine Remove any grass clippings. Cover spark plug hole with rag to prevent fuel from spraying from spark plug hole when starter rope is pulled. snow. Pull starter cord handle out slowly using a full arm stroke. if provided. Repeat once. it is a violation of California Public Resources Code (section 4442) to use or operate engine on any forest-covered. 8. • Attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post. In some cases the muffler may need to be replaced to allow the spark arrester to be installed. NOTES For engines equipped with recoil starters proceed to Step 5. 4. 7. the muffler discharge will have a spark arrester cover that reads “Screen Type 36085”. debris. For engines equipped with electric starters proceed to Step 6. if engine is equipped with a DC electric starter. To determine if your engine has a spark arrester. ice or slush from exterior of engine. III. For example. Remove rag covering spark plug hole. • Remove ignition key. Battery See equipment manufacturer’s instructions for proper battery storage. if machine is equipped with a battery. To prevent serious injury from fuel fires.

Check Oil Level 2. ALWAYS promptly follow maintenance intervals listed in this manual.com or call TecumsehPower Company at 1-800-558-5402 for additional information.XI. If you are unable to perform maintenance intervals yourself. Change Oil Date_______________Owner/Dealer Time After First 2 Hours When Engine is Warm Every 5 Hours or Before Each Use Every 5 Hours or Before Each Use Every 25 Hours or 3 Months Every 25 Hours or 3 Months Every 100 Hours or Seasonally Every 100 Hours or Seasonally Every 200 Hours or Seasonally Every 5 Hours or Before Each Use 1. Table 7. contact your nearest Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer. See Table 7.TecumsehPower. Clean Cooling Fins Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Page 28 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . Maintenance Intervals Procedure Change Oil Check Oil Level Clean Cooling Fins Change Oil Clean Foam Pre-Filter Replace Paper Filter Check Spark Plug Replace Spark Plug Scheduled Maintenance After First 2 Hours When Engine is Warm 1. Find them on our website at www. Maintenance Intervals Maintenance is one of the most important things that you can do to extend the life of your TecumsehPower engine.

Every 25 Hours or 3 Months 1. Clean Foam Pre-Filter Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer 181-1269-14 Every 100 Hours or Seasonally 1. Replace Paper Filter 2. Check Spark Plug Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Every 200 Hours or Seasonally 1. Replace Spark Plug Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Date_______________Owner/Dealer Page 29 Power Sport Recreational Application . Change Oil 2.

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you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Operator’s Manual.CALIFORNIA & US EPA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT The U. TecumsehPower Company will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you for diagnosis. ignition system. Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor. built and equipped. 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. the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) and TecumsehPower Company are pleased to explain the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your new small off-road engine. be aware that TecumsehPower Company may deny you warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or a part thereof has failed due to abuse. OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES As the small off-road engine owner. provided there has been no abuse. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities. 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. neglect. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. Also included may be the compression release system and other emission-related assemblies. crankcase breather assembly and. Both the ECS Warranty and the TecumsehPower Company Warranty describe important rights and obligations with respect to your new engine. the ECS Warranty shall apply except in any circumstances in which the TecumsehPower Company Warranty may provide a longer warranty period. At the time of requesting warranty service. TecumsehPower Authorized Service Distributor or TecumsehPower Central Warehouse Distributor) as soon as a problem exists. built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. parts and labor. unapproved modification. Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either an Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer and/or TecumsehPower Company. Revised February 2008 IMPORTANT! The Emission Regulations may be different for your country. 1997 and later model year engines are also warranted for two years. Page 36 Power Sport Recreational Application 181-1269-14 . any emission-related part on your engine is defective in materials or workmanship. you should contact TecumsehPower Company at 1-262-377-2700 or in USA/Canada call 1-800-558-5402. c/o Service Manager. The Emissions Control Warranty Statement is only applicable to engines with an emissions compliance statement and decal that references “Emissions Regulations”. Where a warrantable condition exists. the evaporative control system. TecumsehPower Company will warrant the emission control system on your small off-road engine for the periods of time listed below. air cleaner assembly. 900 North Street. IMPORTANT NOTE This warranty statement explains your rights and obligations under the Emission Control System Warranty (“ECS Warranty”) which is provided to you by TecumsehPower Company pursuant to California law. S. Grafton.S. Telephone 1-262377-2700 [or in USA/Canada call 1-800-558-5402]. or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine. To the extent that there is any conflict in terms between the ECS Warranty and the TecumsehPower Company Warranty. but TecumsehPower 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. TecumsehPower Company also provides to original purchasers of new TecumsehPower engines the TecumsehPower Company Limited Warranties for New TecumsehPower Engines and Electronic Ignition Modules. 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. enclosed with all new TecumsehPower engines. You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a TecumsehPower Authorized Service Outlet (any TecumsehPower Registered Service Dealer. however. As the small off-road engine owner. improper maintenance or unapproved modifications. In California. the part will be repaired or replaced by TecumsehPower Company. In other states. neglect. exhaust system. WI 53024-1499. to meet the U. evidence must be presented of the date of sale to the original purchaser. The ECS Warranty applies only to the emission control system of your new engine. new 1997 and later model year engines must be designed. at the time of sale. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time. not to exceed 30 days. In other states. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). Warranty service can only be performed by a TecumsehPower Authorized Servicing Dealer. you should. new 1995 and later small off-road engines must be designed. The TecumsehPower Company Limited Warranties for New TecumsehPower Engines and Electronic Ignition Modules (“TecumsehPower Company Warranty”) are located on the back cover of the Operator’s Manual. If. during such warranty period.

APPLICABILITY: This warranty shall apply to 1995 and later model year California small off-road engines (for other states. end-use purchaser of the new engine or equipment and to each subsequent purchaser that each of its small off-road engines is: 1. shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period prior to the first scheduled replacement point for such emissions-related part. If any such part fails during the ECS Warranty Period. Any such emissions-related part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty. 6. TecumsehPower Company shall maintain a supply of warranted emissionrelated parts sufficient to meet the expected demand for such emission-related parts. 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. C. it shall be repaired or replaced by TecumsehPower Company according to Subsection 4 below.EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY Emission Control System Warranty (“ECS Warranty”) for 1995 and later model year California small off-road engines (for other states. at any time during the ECS Warranty Period. emissions-related part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Operator’s Manual. The ECS Warranty Period shall begin on the date the new engine or equipment is delivered to its original. provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a TecumsehPower Authorized Service Outlet. shall be warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. the part shall be repaired or replaced by TecumsehPower 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. EMISSION-RELATED PARTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 1. 7. end-use purchaser. TecumsehPower Company shall not be liable hereunder for failures of any warranted parts of a TecumsehPower engine caused by the use of such an unapproved add-on or modified part. Part 5. 3. and shall continue for 24 consecutive months thereafter. If the part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement. 1997 and later model year engines). 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. emissions-related part under this ECS Warranty shall be performed at no charge to the owner at a TecumsehPower Authorized Service Outlet. Any warranted. Free from defects in materials and workmanship which. GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE: TecumsehPower Company warrants to the original. B. and 2. Any warranted. Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code. Carburetor Assembly including internal components: a) Carburetor gaskets b) Intake pipe 2. The Emissions Control Warranty Statement is only applicable to engines with an emissions compliance statement and decal that references “Emissions Regulations”. Repair or replacement of any warranted. THE ECS WARRANTY ONLY PERTAINS TO EMISSIONRELATED PARTS ON YOUR ENGINE AS FOLLOWS: 1. Unapproved add-on or modified parts may not be used to modify or repair a TecumsehPower engine. 9. shall not reduce the ECS Warranty Period. Any TecumsehPower 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. 4. 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 February 2008 IMPORTANT! The Emission Regulations may be different for your country. Designed. 2. 8. 181-1269-14 Power Sport Recreational Application Page 37 . A statement in such written instructions to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary”. Ignition System including components: a) Spark plug b) Ignition module c) Flywheel assembly 4. Air Cleaner Assembly including components: a) Air filter element 3. Any warranted. Throughout the ECS Warranty Period. 5. Such use shall not reduce TecumsehPower Company ECS Warranty obligations. 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. 1997 and later model year engines): A. Exhaust System including components: a) Catalytic muffler (if so equipped) b) Muffler gasket (if so equipped) c) Exhaust manifold (if so equipped) 5. 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. Crankcase Breather Assembly including components a) Breather connection tube 6. TecumsehPower 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. 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. Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period. Such use voids this ECS Warranty and shall be sufficient grounds for disallowing an ECS Warranty claim.

household use by the original retail purchaser. Grafton. at its option as the exclusive remedy. or rental purposes. “commercial use”shall mean all other uses. If help is needed in locating your national service distributor. birth defects or other reproductive harm. For warranty details for your specific country. Warranty service can only be performed by an Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing DEALER. contact your national TecumsehPower Service Distributor.com 181-1269-14 (English) 7/01/08 . This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state-to-state. you may contact TecumsehPower Company c/o International Service Coordinator. improper maintenance. except as provided below. ++ For purposes of this warranty policy. (B). written or oral. THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY IS SUPPLEMENTED BY THE TECUMSEHPOWER COMPANY CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT. Warranty Information Warranty requirements for engines sold outside of the USA may vary from country to country. or promises. 900 North Street. 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.TecumsehPower. resi dential. 10 years (the first 5 years covering parts and labor only. accidents. Telephone is 1-262-377-2700 or in USA/Canada call 1-800-558-5402. any part of any new TecumsehPower engine which is found. TecumsehPower Company will. Wisconsin 53024-1499. income producing. including use for commercial. Wisconsin USA 53024-1499. THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. ~ The engine warranty category of your engine can be determined by review of the engine model number on the “Important Engine Information” decal. representations. (D). Neither TecumsehPower Company nor any of its affiliates makes any warranties. CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES AND/OR EXPENSES. or TecumsehPower Central Warehouse Distributor) or by contacting TecumsehPower Company c/o Service Manager. IN NO EVENT WILL TECUMSEHPOWER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL. the second 5 years covering parts only) on electronic ignition. TecumsehPower Authorized Service Distributor. so the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to you. + For purposes of this warranty policy. IN CALIFORNIA ONLY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. (C). TO THE EXTENT THAT EITHER MAY APPLY TO ANY TECUMSEHPOWER ENGINE OR PART(S) THEREOF.XII. 900 North Street. TecumsehPower Company • Grafton. (E). TecumsehPower Master Service Dealer. ENGINE WARRANTY PERIOD Consumer Use+ WARRANTY CATEGORY~ WITHIN USA & CANADA 90 day 1 year 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 ‘n 10* 2 ‘n 10* OUTSIDE USA & CANADA 90 day 1 year 1 year 2 years** 2 years 2 ‘n 10* 2 ‘n 10* Limited Warranty for New TecumsehPower Engines and Electronic Ignition Modules For the time period shown below from the date of purchase. as to the quality of the engine or any of its parts. Revised February 2008 ! WARNING CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. or (ii) defects or damage caused by alterations or modifications of new TecumsehPower engines or parts or by normal wear. Grafton. free of charge. This Limited Warranty DOES NOT COVER (i) any TecumsehPower engine or part(s) thereof used to power any vehicle in competitive racing and/or used on any commercial or rental track. Wisconsin 53024-1499 •USA Telephone: 1-800-558-5402 Visit us at: www. At the time warranty service is requested. ìconsumer useî shall mean consumer’s personal. 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 AND ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. The cost of normal maintenance or replacement of service items which are not defective shall be paid for by the original purchaser. improper use or abuse of the product. evidence must be presented of the date of purchase by the original purchaser. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MARKETABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. (H) or (K) and that letter is your engine warranty category designation. ** 1 year for Australian/New Zealand for rotary mower engines. Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either a TecumsehPower Authorized Service Outlet (any TecumsehPower Registered Service Dealer. One letter in the engine model number will be preceded by the word WARRANTY: and surrounded by parens (A). or failure to follow the instructions contained in an Instruction Manual for the operation of the new TecumsehPower engine or part. either repair or replace for the original purchaser. other than as set forth herein. * (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (H) (K) Commercial Use++ WARRANTY CATEGORY~ (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (H) (K) WITHIN USA & CANADA No Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 2 ‘n 10* OUTSIDE USA & CANADA No Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 2 years on engine. 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. upon examination by any Authorized TecumsehPower Servicing Dealer to be DEFECTIVE IN MATERIAL AND/OR WORKMANSHIP.