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TecumsehPower Operator’s Manual OH195EA / OH195XA OH195EP / OH195XP Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Table of Contents Safety Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii I . General Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 II . How to Get Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 III . Oil and Fuel Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 IV . Before Starting Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 V . Starting Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 VI . Stopping Your Engine and Short - Term Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 VII . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 VIII . Transporting Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 IX . Storing Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 X . Preventing Forest , Brush and Grass Fires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 XI . Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 California & US EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement . . . . . . . . . . 20 Emission Control System Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 XII . Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Visitourwebsiteat www.TecumsehPower.com RegisterYourTecumsehEngine LOGON ! MaintenanceTips PartsLook - UpSystem GreatTecumsehApparel NearestAuthorizedTecumsehServicingDealerLocation 181 - 1032 - 14 ( English ) 1 / 01 / 08
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IMPORTANT NOTICE ! Safety Definitions Tecumseh Contact Information Statements in this manual preceded by the following words For engine adjustments , repairs or warranty service not and graphics are of special significance : covered in this manual , contact your nearest Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . Find them on our website at www.TecumsehPower.com or call Tecumseh Power ! WARNING Company at 1 - 800 - 558 - 5402 . Or WARNING WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which if not avoided , could result in death or serious 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 two next 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 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 ) . 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 . © Copyright 2006 Tecumseh Power Company All Rights Reserved Page ii Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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• NEVER fill fuel tank indoors . Fill fuel tank outdoors I . General Safety Precautions in a well - ventilated area . • DO NOT smoke while refueling tank . ! WARNING • Use only an approved red GASOLINE container to Read equipment manufacturer’s manual and this store and dispense fuel . Tecumseh recommends material thoroughly before using this engine . Failure to purchasing gasoline in containers with a capacity of do so can result in serious injury or death . Call Tecumseh 2.5 gallons or less . Small containers are easier to Power Company at 1 - 800 - 558 - 5402 or visit handle and help eliminate spillage during refueling . www.TecumsehPower.com if you have any questions . • DO NOT pour fuel from engine or siphon fuel by mouth . To empty fuel tank see " I . Draining Fuel " A . Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning instructions on page 14 . All engine exhaust contains C . Adult Supervision of Operation , Refueling carbon monoxide , a deadly and Maintenance gas . Breathing carbon monoxide can cause The manufacturer of the application may provide headaches , dizziness , information about who is allowed to use this engine ( see drowsiness , nausea , confusion equipment manufacturer’s manual ) . Not everyone who is and eventually death . allowed to use this engine is capable of safely and responsibly operating , maintaining and / or fueling it . Carbon monoxide is a colorless , odorless , tasteless gas Tecumseh recommends the following : which may be present even if you do not see or smell any • An adult should fuel this engine . NEVER allow engine exhaust . Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can children to refuel this engine . See " C . Filling Fuel collect rapidly and you can quickly be overcome and Tank " instructions on page 5 . unable to save yourself . Also , deadly levels of carbon monoxide can linger for hours or days in enclosed or • An adult should perform maintenance on this poorly - ventilated areas . If you experience any symptoms of engine . See " VII . Maintenance " instructions on page carbon monoxide poisoning , leave the area immediately , 10 . Only allow children to perform maintenance if an get fresh air , and SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT . adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation . To prevent serious injury or death from carbon monoxide : • An adult should start the engine . See " G . Avoid • NEVER run engine indoors . Even if you try to Accidental Starts " instructions on page 2 . Only allow ventilate engine exhaust with fans or open windows children to start the engine if an adult has and doors , carbon monoxide can rapidly reach determined they are experienced and capable of dangerous levels . such operation . • NEVER run engine in poorly ventilated or partially To avoid unsupervised operation of the engine , especially enclosed areas such as barns , garages , by children , NEVER leave it unattended when it is running . basements , carports , under dwellings , or in pits . • NEVER run engine outdoors where engine exhaust D . Stay Away from Rotating Parts can be drawn into a building through openings such NEVER operate the engine with an unguarded engine as windows and doors . shaft . See Figure 1 , on page 2 . B . Avoid Gasoline Fires The equipment manufacturer may Gasoline ( fuel ) vapors are highly flammable attach a sprocket and chain or pulley and can explode . Fuel vapors can spread and belt to the engine shaft . If these and be ignited by a spark or flame many feet parts are not properly guarded , or if you away from engine . To prevent injury or death are not sure whether they are properly from fuel fires , follow these instructions : guarded , DO NOT use your engine ; contact the equipment manufacturer . • NEVER store engine with fuel in fuel tank inside a Hands , feet , hair , jewelry , clothing , etc . building with potential sources of ignition such as can become entangled in rotating parts , hot water and space heaters , clothes dryers , leading to serious injury or death . To electric motors , etc . avoid serious injury or death , be sure the • NEVER remove fuel cap or add fuel when engine is flywheel guard is in place . running . See Figures 1and 2 , on page 2 . • NEVER start or operate the engine with the fuel fill cap removed . • Allow engine to cool before refueling . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 1
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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 . Figure 1 . DO NOT use Without Engine Shaft Guard F . Avoid Burns and Fire from Hot Surfaces The muffler and other engine parts become 1 extremely hot during operation and remain hot after the engine has stopped . • To avoid severe burns on contact , 2 NEVER operate the engine without the muffler guard in place , see Figure 2 and avoid hot areas of the engine . • To reduce the risk of fire keep all materials that can STOP 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 . 1 . Muffler Guard 2 . Flywheel Guard G . Avoid Accidental Starts To prevent accidental starting when working on equipment Figure 2 . Typical Engine Guard Locations always : • Disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug . See Figures 3 and 4 . • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur . • 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 . Figure 3 . Disconnecting / Connecting Spark Plug • 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 . Figure 4 . Typical Spark Plug Connection Page 2 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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II . How to Get Service 2083 For engine adjustments , repairs or warranty service not covered in this manual , contact your nearest Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . Find them on our website at www.TecumsehPower.com or call Tecumseh Power TECUMSEH POWER COMPANY Company at 1 - 800 - 558 - 5402 . THIS ENGINE MEETS 1995 - 2005 CALIF & US EPA PHI APPLICABLE EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR SI Visitourwebsiteat www.TecumsehPower.com SORE ENGINES EM RegisterYourTecumsehEngine LV195EA LOGON ! MaintenanceTips 361540D 04015AA0001 PartsLook - UpSystem 4TPXS . 1951BB 195 GreatTecumsehApparel NearestAuthorizedTecumsehServicingDealerLocation A . Engine Identification Decal ENGINE A sample engine identification decal ( See Figure 5 . ) MODEL : indicates the engine’s model number , specification of engine and the date of manufacture ( D.O.M . ) . Please look SPEC : at the decal on your engine and fill in this information in the spaces provided for future reference . D.O.M . : The engine identification decal also includes engine life specifications for the emissions - related useful life period of Figure 5 . Engine Identification Label 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 , OH models are designated as “ C ” 125 TECHNICIAN'SHANDBOOK hours , “ B ” 250 hours , and “ A ” 500 hours . B . Tecumseh 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 , a Technician’s 4 - CYCLE Handbook is available from your Authorized Tecumseh OVERHEADVALVE Servicing Dealer . See Figure 6 . This handbook covers ENGINES 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 OH models . Tecumseh manufactures and is responsible only for the engine used on this power equipment . If repair or service is Figure 6 . Technician’s Handbook needed for anything other than the engine , contact the service source recommended by the equipment manufacturer . Table 1 . Recommended Engine Oil III . Oil and Fuel Specifications Tecumseh Recommended Oil Usage Straight Grade A . Oil Tecumseh Part No . 730225A or SAE 30 To operate engine you need to use a clean , high quality , Multi Grade detergent oil . For recommended engine oil , See Table 1 . Tecumseh Part No . 730226A or SAE 5W30 or SAE 10 NOTES Synthetic Be sure original container is marked A.P.I . Service “ SL / SJ ” . Tecumseh Part No . 730263 or SAE 0W30 O Using multigrade oil above 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) will increase oil O O O O O O O 100 F 0 F - 20 F 40 F 60 F 20 F 80 F 32 F O O O O O O O O consumption . SAE10W40 is not recommended . 30 C 40 C 0 C 20 C 10 C - 20 C - 10 C - 30 C 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 . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 3
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Table 2 . Recommended Fuel B . Fuel Use unleaded regular , unleaded premium or reformulated Fuel Component Percentage automotive fuel only . You may use gasoline containing the following components identified in Table 2 . Ethanol 10 % • DO NOT use leaded fuel . Grain Alcohol ( “ Gasohol ” ) 10 % • Fuel must be fresh and clean . NEVER use fuel left MTBE ( Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ) 15 % over from last season or stored for long periods . ETBE ( Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ) 15 % • NEVER mix oil with fuel . • DO NOT use fuel containing Methanol ( Wood Alcohol ) . The use of alternative fuels such as E85 Fill between “ Full ” CAUTION FULL or E20 are not recommended for use in and “ ADD ” Marks Tecumseh engines . Alternative fuels with high alcohol OK content can cause hard starting , poor engine performance , and may cause internal engine damage . ADD NOTE Damage and / or performance problems that will occur from use of fuels , other than those listed in the Operator’s Manuals will not be considered warranty . Figure 7 . Engine Oil Level 5 IV . Before Starting Your Engine 4 6 A . Checking Oil Level To avoid engine damage , it is important to : 3 • Check oil level before each use and every 5 operating hours when engine is warm . Check oil 7 level more frequently during engine break - in . • Keep oil level between “ FULL ” and “ ADD ” marks on dipstick . See Figure 7 . • Insure oil fill cap / plug is tightened securely . STOP 2 NOTES Do not overfill oil filler . Doing so may result in oil carry - over to the air cleaner and equipment malfunction or damage . 1 8 Do not allow oil level to fall below the “ ADD ” mark on 9 10 dipstick . Doing so may result in equipment malfunction or damage . 1 . Carburetor 2 . Primer Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for Tecumseh Oil . 3 . Muffler 4 . Spark Plug Cap B . Filling Oil Sump 5 . Oil Fill Cap I . Oil Fill Cap or Oil Fill Plug with Dipstick 6 . Fuel Fill Cap 7 . Engine Stop Switch If your engine has an oil fill cap go to step 1 . If your engine has an oil fill plug see " II . Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick ( Oil 8 . Starter Cord Handle Fill Plug ) " instructions on page 5 . 9 . Speed Control 1 . Be sure engine is upright and level . 10 . Air Cleaner 2 . Unscrew oil fill cap from oil filler tube and wipe dipstick clean . See Figure 8 . Figure 8 . Engine with Oil Fill Dipstick Page 4 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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NOTE Some engine models feature an oil fill plug with an attached 1 dipstick . See Figure 9 . 2 3 . Screw oil fill cap or oil fill plug back into oil filler tube . Tighten securely . 2 4 . Unscrew and remove oil fill cap or oil fill plug 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 7 on page 4 . 5 . Screw oil fill cap or oil fill plug back into oil filler tube . Tighten securely . 1 . Oil Fill Plug With Dipstick 6 . Wipe away any spilled oil . 2 . Oil Fill Plug II . Oil Fill Cap Without Dipstick ( Oil Fill Plug ) Figure 9 . Other Possible Oil Fill Locations If your engine has an oil fill plug go to step 1 . If your engine has an oil fill cap see " I . Oil Fill Cap or Oil Fill Plug with Dipstick " instructions on page 4 . 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 . C . Filling Fuel Tank Figure 10 . Fuel Cap Insert Symbol An adult should fuel this engine . WARNING 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 Front View 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 . Bottom View 3 . Clean area around fuel fill cap and remove fuel fill cap . See Figure 8 on page 4 . 4 . Using an approved red GASOLINE container , add fuel Figure 11 . Possible Anti - Splash Fuel Fill Cap ( s ) slowly , being careful to avoid spilling . DO NOT overfill fuel tank . Leave space in the tank to allow fuel to expand without overflowing . Fuel 5 . Replace anti - splash fuel fill cap securely and wipe up Tank 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 . Fuel Valve “ Open ” NOTES Position Turn Valve Clockwise Remove and discard white plastic fuel tank insert , if Shown To “ Off ” Position provided . See Figure 10 . Replace a damaged or missing gas cap only with a genuine Figure 12 . Fuel Valve Positions Tecumseh replacement anti - splash fuel fill cap . Failure to do so may VOID YOUR WARRANTY . See Figure 11 . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 5
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D . Engine Stop Switch Some engines are equipped with an optional Stop Switch . STOP This rocker switch is used to shut off the ignition that supplies the spark plug with power . Pressing the " OFF " STOP SLOW RUN FAST CHOKE PRIMER position will turn the engine off when it is running . This switch must be in the “ ON ” position or the engine will not Figure 13 . Typical Engine Symbols start . See Figure 14 . E . Optional Fuel Valve Some engines are equipped with an optional fuel valve . 5 See Figure 12 4 6 V . Starting Your Engine An adult should start the engine . Only 3 WARNING allow children to start engine if an 7 adult has determined they are experienced and capable of such operation . If you are unable to start this engine WARNING after following instructions in this manual , contact your Authorized STOP Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . To avoid serious burn injuries 2 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 . 1 8 • DO NOT spray flammable vapors into carburetor or 10 9 onto air cleaner . • DO NOT put flammable liquids into carburetor or 1 . Carburetor onto air cleaner . 2 . Primer • DO NOT operate engine or pull on starter rope with 3 . Muffler spark plug removed . Fuel can spray from spark plug 4 . Spark Plug Cap hole and ignite . 5 . Oil Fill Cap This section contains starting instructions for several 6 . Fuel Fill Cap different types of engines . In order to locate the instructions 7 . Engine Stop Switch that apply to your engine , first determine what type of starter 8 . Starter Cord Handle you have . If you have an electric starter see " A . Engines with Electric Starters " instructions below . If you have a 9 . Speed Control manual recoil starter , see " B . Engines with Recoil Starters " 10 . Air Cleaner instructions on page 8 . A . Engines with Electric Starters Figure 14 . Engine Components Only one of the following two sections will apply to your engine . See Table 3 . Table 3 . Engine Sections with Electric Starters If your engine has : Go to : Primer Bulb Only Section A.I Choke Only Section A.II I . Engine With Primer Bulb 1 . To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning , be sure engine is outdoors in a well - ventilated area . 2 . Move Equipment Control ( see equipment manufacturer’s instructions ) or Engine Throttle Control to “ FAST ” position . See Figures 13 and 14 . Page 6 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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3 . When starting a cold engine , push primer bulb firmly with your thumb 3 times , allowing primer bulb to return completely to original position between pushes . See Figure 15 . NOTES Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly with your thumb 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 Figure 15 . Engine Primer Bulb equipment malfunction . 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 . When engine starts , release starter button or ignition switch key . 3 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 , 1 contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in 2 any other way . 1 . Full Choke Position II . Engine With Choke 2 . 1 / 2 Choke Position 1 . To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning , be sure engine is 3 . No Choke Position outdoors in a well - ventilated area . Figure 16 . Engine Choke Positions 2 . Move Choke Control to “ FULL CHOKE ” position . See Figure 16 . NOTES If engine starts but falters when Choke Lever is moved to NOTE “ NO CHOKE ” position : If restarting warm engine after a short shutdown , move Choke Control to “ NO CHOKE ” position . See Figure 16 . a . Momentarily move Choke Lever back to “ FULL CHOKE ” position . 3 . Move Equipment Control ( see equipment manufacturer’s instructions ) or Engine Throttle Control to “ FAST ” b . Next , move Choke Lever to “ 1 / 2 CHOKE ” position . position . c . Finally , move Choke Lever to “ NO CHOKE ” position . NOTE If engine dies after Choke Lever is moved to “ NO CHOKE ” DO NOT operate an electric starter for more than 5 seconds position , repeat steps 2 thru 5 to restart engine . each attempt . 6 . If engine fires , but does not continue to run , move 4 . Push starter button or turn ignition switch key to start Choke Lever to “ NO CHOKE ” position and start engine . engine . 7 . If engine fails after 3 attempts in the “ NO CHOKE ” 5 . When engine starts : position , repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine . a . Release starter button or ignition switch key . 8 . If engine does not start after following steps 1 thru 7 , contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . b . Momentarily move Choke Lever to “ 1 / 2 CHOKE ” DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in position until engine runs smoothly . any other way . c . Next , move Choke Lever to “ NO CHOKE ” position . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 7
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When pulling starter rope , the rope B . Engines with Recoil Starters WARNING can unexpectedly jerk back toward If you have an electric starter see " A . Engines with Electric engine causing serious injury . To avoid this risk , carefully Starters " instructions on page 6 . Only one of the following follow these instructions : two sections will apply to your engine . If you have a manual 4 . Grasp starter cord handle . See Figure 19 . recoil starter see Table 4 . a . Pull rope out slowly until you feel drag . b . Next , pull rope with one rapid full arm stroke . Table 4 . Engine Sections with Recoil Starters c . Return rope slowly to original position . If your engine has : Go to : NOTE Following the instructions listed in the steps above avoids Primer Bulb Only Section B.I potential damage to the recoil mechanism . Choke Only Section B.II 5 . If engine fails to start after 3 attempts , repeat steps 2 thru 4 and try again . I . Engine With Primer Bulb 6 . If engine does not start after following steps 1 thru 5 , contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . 1 . To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning , be sure engine is DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in outdoors in a well - ventilated area . any other way . 2 . Move Equipment Control ( see equipment manufacturer’s instructions ) or Engine Throttle Control to “ FAST ” position , if present . See Figure 17 . 3 . When starting a cold engine , push primer bulb firmly with your thumb 3 times , allowing primer bulb to return completely to original position between pushes . See Figure 18 . NOTE Cooler temperatures may require pushing primer bulb firmly with your thumb 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 . Page 8 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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II . Engine With Choke 1 . To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning , be sure engine is STOP outdoors in a well - ventilated area . 2 . Move Engine Choke Lever to “ FULL CHOKE ” position . STOP SLOW RUN FAST CHOKE PRIMER See Figure 20 . Figure 17 . Typical Engine Symbols NOTE If restarting a warm engine after a short shutdown , move Choke Lever to “ NO CHOKE ” position . See Figure 20 . 3 . Move Equipment Control ( see manufacturer’s instructions ) or Engine Throttle Control to “ FAST ” position . See Figure 17 . 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 19 . Figure 18 . Engine Primer Bulb a . Pull rope out slowly until you feel drag . b . Next , pull 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 . When engine starts : a . Momentarily move Choke Lever to “ 1 / 2 CHOKE ” position until engine runs smoothly . STOP b . Next , move Choke Lever to “ NO CHOKE ” position . NOTES Figure 19 . Starter Cord Handle If engine starts but falters when Choke Lever is moved to “ NO CHOKE ” position : a . Momentarily move Choke Lever back to “ FULL CHOKE ” position . b . Next , move Choke Lever to “ 1 / 2 CHOKE ” position . c . Finally , move Choke Lever to “ NO CHOKE ” position . If engine dies after Choke Lever is moved to “ NO CHOKE ” 3 position , repeat steps 2 thru 5 to restart engine . 6 . If engine fires , but does not continue to run , move choke lever to “ NO CHOKE ” position and start engine . 1 7 . If engine fails after 3 attempts in the “ NO CHOKE ” 2 position , repeat steps 2 thru 6 to restart engine . 8 . If engine does not start after following steps 1 thru 7 , 1 . Full Choke Position contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . 2 . 1 / 2 Choke Position DO NOT attempt to start or troubleshoot this engine in 3 . No Choke Position any other way . Figure 20 . Engine Choke Positions 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 9
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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 WARNING 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 WARNING the fuel tank inside a building with Figure 21 . Possible Oil Drain Plug Locations potential sources of ignition such as hot water and space heaters , clothes dryers , electric motors , etc . VII . Maintenance An adult should perform maintenance WARNING 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 working on equipment , always : • Disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug . See " G . Avoid Accidental Starts " instructions on page 2 . • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing could occur . • Attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post , if provided . • Disconnect battery at negative terminal first , if Figure 22 . Possible Oil Fill Locations engine is equipped with an electric starter . 3 . Be sure the gas cap is on and is tightened securely . • Turn off all engine switches . 4 . Clean area around oil drain plug . See Figure 21 . • Remove ignition key , if provided . 5 . Place approved recyclable oil container A . Checking and Changing Oil under oil drain plug , tipping engine to position the oil drain plug at the lowest To avoid engine damage , it is important to : point on the engine . ( See equipment • Check oil level before each use and after every manufacturer’s instructions ) . 5 operating hours when engine is warm . 6 . Remove oil drain plug and drain oil into approved con - See " A . Checking Oil Level " instructions on page 4 . tainer . See Figure 21 . • Change oil after first 2 operating hours and every 25 operating hours thereafter ; more often if operated in NOTE extremely dusty or dirty conditions . Engine should Used oil must be disposed of at a proper collection center . still be warm but not hot from recent use . 1 . Be sure you find the correct drain plug location , if 7 . Install oil drain plug and tighten securely . provided . See Figure 21 . 8 . Fill with recommended oil . See " III . Oil and Fuel Speci - 2 . Disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from fications " instructions on page 3 . See Table 1 , on page spark plug . See " G . Avoid Accidental Starts " instruc - 3 . See Figure 22 . tions on page 2 . 9 . Wipe away any spilled oil . • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely 10 . Carefully disconnect spark plug wire from grounding away from metal parts where arcing could occur . post , if provided . • Attach the spark plug wire to the grounding post , if 11 . Carefully re - connect spark plug wire to spark plug . provided . Page 10 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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B . Removing Debris from Engine 2 Before each use , remove grass clippings , dirt and debris from the following areas : • Levers and Linkage • Cooling Fins 3 • Air Intake Screen • Guards 1 Removing debris will facilitate adequate cooling , correct engine speed and reduce the risk of fire . See Figure 23 . 1 . Levers and Linkage C . Spark Plug 2 . Cooling Fins Check spark plug yearly or every 100 operating hours . 3 . Air Intake Screen 1 . Clean area around spark plug . Figure 23 . Debris Removal Areas 2 . Remove and inspect spark plug . 3 . Replace spark plug if porcelain is cracked or if elec - trodes are : 2 3 • Pitted • Burned • Fouled with deposits 4 . Check electrode gap with wire feeler gauge and set gap to . 030 in . ( 0.76 mm ) if necessary . See Figure 24 . 5 . Install spark plug and tighten securely . 1 NOTE A resistor spark plug must be used for replacement . Contact 1 . . 030 in . ( 0.76 mm ) Gap your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for a Tecumseh 2 . Electrodes Resistor Spark Plug . 3 . Porcelain D . Cleaning / Replacing Air Cleaner Figure 24 . Resistor Spark Plug 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 . NOTE Contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer for a Tecumseh Air Cleaner . I . Servicing Foam Pre - Filters Inspect and clean or replace foam pre - 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 pre - filter . 4 . Replace foam pre - filter onto paper filter . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 11
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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 5 4 extremely dusty conditions . Replacement filters are 6 7 available at a Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . NOTE DO NOT put oil on or clean a paper filter . 3 III . Removal and Installation of Air Filters 1 . Remove wing nut and cover . See Figure 25 . 2 . Remove optional foam pre - filter , if present from cover . 3 . Remove paper element from base . 8 4 . Clean inside of base and cover thoroughly . 5 . Install paper element into base . 2 6 . Install foam pre - filter , if present into cover . 7 . Install cover on base . 8 . Install wing nut and tighten securely . E . Anti - Icing Baffle Some engines may be equipped with an anti - icing air COLD WEATHER cleaner baffle that prevents ice from forming in the BAFFLE carburetor when the engine is run at temperatures below POSITION “ S ” FOR SUMMER 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) . ABOVE 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) Engines equipped with the baffle will have an opening POSITION “ W ” FOR WINTER BELOW 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) which draws warm air from the muffler into the air cleaner 1 housing . To work effectively , it is necessary for the baffle to block cold air from entering the air cleaner . At temperatures of 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) and Below 1 . Remove wing nut from air cleaner cover . See Figure 25 . 1 . Red Baffle 2 . Remove air cleaner cover from base . 2 . Baffle Summer Position 3 . Baffle Winter Position 3 . Remove red baffle from inside of air cleaner cover . 4 . Base 4 . Insert red baffle in “ WINTER ” position shown . 5 . Paper Element 5 . Install air cleaner cover onto base . 6 . Foam Pre - Filter ( Optional ) 6 . Install wing nut and tighten securely . 7 . Cover At temperatures above 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) 8 . Wing Nut 1 . Remove wing nut from air cleaner cover . See Figure 25 . Figure 25 . Air Cleaner and Optional Anti - Icing Baffle 2 . Remove air cleaner cover from base . 3 . Remove red baffle from inside of air cleaner cover . 4 . Insert red baffle in “ SUMMER ” position shown . 5 . Install air cleaner cover onto base . 6 . Install wing nut and tighten securely . Page 12 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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F . Alternator ( Optional ) VIII . Transporting Your Engine NEVER transport this engine inside For alternator related electrical problems such as : WARNING another vehicle or in any enclosed • Inoperative starter space if there is any gasoline in the tank . Fuel vapor or • Discharged battery spilled fuel may ignite . • Fuse replacement If there is fuel in the fuel tank , close WARNING the fuel shut off valve , if equipped , • Alternator maintenance / repairs and transport the engine upright in an open vehicle , such See your equipment manufacturer’s instructions and an as an open trailer or open bed of a pickup truck . Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . If you do not have an open vehicle and have to transport G . Carburetor the engine upright in a closed vehicle , follow these steps for emptying the fuel tank before transporting : If you think your carburetor needs adjusting , see your nearest Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . Engine 1 . Empty fuel tank by using a commercially available performance should not be affected at altitudes up to 7,000 suction device designed for use with gasoline . feet ( 2,134 meters ) . For operation at higher elevations , To avoid severe injury or death , contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . WARNING do not pour fuel from engine or siphon fuel by mouth . H . Engine Speed 2 . Drain fuel into an approved red GASOLINE container , To avoid serious injury or death , DO WARNING being careful to avoid spilling . NOT modify engine in any way . 3 . Run the engine until remaining fuel is consumed . Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds . NEVER NEVER leave the engine unattended WARNING tamper with factory setting of engine governor . when it is running and NEVER run engine in enclosed areas . Running the engine faster than the speed set at the factory can be dangerous and will VOID THE ENGINE WARRANTY . I . Adjustments Do not make any engine adjustments . Factory settings are satisfactory for most conditions . If adjustments are needed , contact your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 13
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III . Fuel System IX . Storing Your Engine To avoid stale gas and carburetor problems , treat the fuel A . Short Term / Seasonal Storage system in the following method below : I . Clean Engine NOTES Tecumseh recommends using ULTRA - FRESH ™ or Fuel Before servicing the engine remove the blower housing . In Saver Plus Gasoline Stabilizer plus Fuel System Cleaner as addition , remove grass clippings , dirt and debris from the an acceptable method of minimizing formation of fuel gum following areas : deposits during storage . This product is available from your • Cooling fins Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . • Air intake screen Always follow mix ratio found on stabilizer container . Failure • Levers to do so may result in equipment damage . • Linkage It is not necessary to drain stabilized gas from carburetor . • Guards IV . Fuel Treatment • Carburetor 1 . Add fuel stabilizer according to manufacturer’s • Head instructions . Removing debris will facilitate adequate cooling , correct 2 . Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer engine speed and reduce the risk of fire . to allow it to reach carburetor . NEVER store the engine with fuel in II . Fuel Storage WARNING the fuel tank inside a building with NEVER store engine with fuel in fuel WARNING potential sources of ignition such as hot water and space tank inside a building with potential heaters , clothes dryers , electric motors , etc . sources of ignition such as hot water and space heaters , clothes dryers , electric motors , etc . Failure to do so may NOTE result in an explosion and result in death or serious injury . Instead of using a fuel preservative / stabilizer , you can empty the fuel tank as described . See " I . Draining Fuel " NOTES instructions . If engine fuel stored in the gas tank and / or an approved gas container is to be unused without gasoline stabilizer for B . Extended Storage more than 15 - 30 days , prepare it for short term / seasonal storage . See " IV . Fuel Treatment " instructions . I . Draining Fuel If engine fuel is to be stored for more than one season , NOTES without gasoline stabilizer , it will gradually deteriorate . Also , Clean debris from engine before draining fuel from if it is stored in the engine’s gas tank without gasoline carburetor . See " I . Clean Engine " instructions . stabilizer it is likely that your carburetor will have gum If you have prepared your fuel for short term storage it is not deposits , a clogged fuel system and will void your warranty . necessary to drain fuel that contains stabilizer from your Prepare the fuel for extended storage . See " B . Extended carburetor . See " A . Short Term / Seasonal Storage " Storage " instructions . instructions . If you operate the engine during all 4 seasons , it is not To avoid severe injury or death , necessary to lubricate the cylinder bore . 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 unattended WARNING 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 15 . Page 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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II . Oil Cylinder Bore When lubricating cylinder bore , fuel WARNING may spray from spark plug hole . To prevent serious injury from fuel fires , follow these instructions : 1 . Disconnect spark plug wire and keep it away from spark plug . See " G . Avoid Accidental Starts " instruc - tions on page 2 . See Figures 26 and 27 . • Keep the disconnected spark plug wire securely away from metal parts where arcing Figure 26 . Disconnecting / Connecting Spark Plug could occur . • 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 . Figure 27 . Typical Spark Plug Connection NOTES III . Oil For engines equipped with recoil starters proceed to Step 5 . Change oil if not changed within the last 3 months . See " A . For engines equipped with electric starters proceed to Step Checking and Changing Oil " instructions on page 10 . 6 . 5 . Grasp starter cord handle and pull out slowly using a IV . Battery full arm stroke . Repeat once . ( This will distribute oil See equipment manufacturer’s instructions for proper throughout the cylinder to prevent corrosion during battery storage if machine is equipped with a battery . storage . ) 6 . Install spark plug . 7 . Carefully disconnect spark plug wire from grounding post , if provided . NOTE Connect spark plug wire before attempting to start engine . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 15
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X . Preventing Forest , Brush and XI . Maintenance Intervals Grass Fires Maintenance is one of the most important things that you Local , state and federal laws may require use of a spark can do to extend the life of your Tecumseh Engine . If you arrester to prevent fires . For example , it is a violation of are unable to perform maintenance intervals yourself , California Public Resources Code ( section 4442 ) to use or contact your nearest Authorized Tecumseh Servicing operate engine on any forest - covered , brush - covered or Dealer . You may also call Tecumseh Power Company at unimproved grass - covered land unless engine is equipped 1 - 800 - 558 - 5402 or visit www.TecumsehPower.com to with a spark arrester . Spark arrester must be maintained in locate your dealer . effective working order by owner and / or operator . ALWAYS promptly follow maintenance intervals listed on To determine if your engine has a spark arrester , locate the the next two pages . See Table 5 . muffler on your engine . For example , the muffler discharge will have a spark arrester cover that reads “ Tecumseh Table 5 . Maintenance Intervals Screen Type 36085 ” . If your engine does not have a spark arrester , you may Procedure Time purchase one from your Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer . In some cases the muffler may need to be replaced After first 2 hrs . Change to allow the spark arrester to be installed . when engine is warm Oil Check 5 hrs . or Before Each Use Oil Level Clean 5 hrs . or Before Each Use Cooling Fins Change 25 hrs . or 3 mos . Oil Clean 25 hrs . or 3 mos . Foam Pre - Filter 100 hrs . or Replace seasonally Paper Element 100 hrs . or Check seasonally Spark Plug 200 hrs . or Replace seasonally Spark Plug First Scheduled Maintenance After First 2 Hours When Engine is Warm 1 . Change Oil Date_______________Owner / Dealer Page 16 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled 181 - 1032 - 14
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Every 25 Hours or 3 Months Scheduled Maintenance Before Each Use Scheduled Maintenance 1 . Change Oil Every 5 Hours or Before Each Use 2 . Clean Foam Pre - Filter 1 . Check Oil Level 2 . 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 Every 100 Hours or Seasonally Date_______________Owner / Dealer 1 . Replace Paper Element Date_______________Owner / Dealer 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 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 Date_______________Owner / Dealer Date_______________Owner / Dealer Date_______________Owner / Dealer 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 17
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CALIFORNIA & US EPA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT The U . S . Environmental Protection Agency ( “ EPA ” ) , the You are responsible for presenting your small off - road engine to a California Air Resources Board ( “ CARB ” ) and Tecumseh Power Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet ( any Tecumseh Registered Company are pleased to explain the Federal and California Service Dealer , Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor or Emission Control Systems Warranty on your new small off - road Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor ) as soon as a problem engine . In California , new 1995 and later small off - road engines exists . The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable must be designed , built and equipped to meet the State’s amount of time , not to exceed 30 days . stringent anti - smog standards . In other states , new 1997 and later Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either an model year engines must be designed , built and equipped , at the Authorized Tecumseh Servicing Dealer and / or Tecumseh Power time of sale , to meet the U.S . EPA regulations for small non - road Company , c / o Service Manager , 900 North Street , Grafton , WI engines . Tecumseh Power Company will warrant the emission 53024 - 1499 . Telephone 1 - 262 - 377 - 2700 [ or in USA / Canada call control system on your small off - road engine for the periods of 1 - 800 - 558 - 5402 ] . time listed below , provided there has been no abuse , neglect , unapproved modification , or improper maintenance of your small IMPORTANT NOTE off - road engine . This warranty statement explains your rights and obligations Your emission control system may include parts such as the under the Emission Control System Warranty ( “ ECS Warranty ” ) carburetor , air cleaner assembly , ignition system , exhaust which is provided to you by Tecumseh Power Company pursuant system , crankcase breather assembly and , the evaporative to California law . Tecumseh Power Company also provides to control system . Also included may be the compression release original purchasers of new Tecumseh Power Company engines system and other emission - related assemblies . the Tecumseh Power Company Limited Warranties for New Where a warrantable condition exists , Tecumseh Power Tecumseh Engines and Electronic Ignition Modules . The Company will repair your small off - road engine at no cost to you Tecumseh Power Company Limited Warranties for New for diagnosis , parts and labor . Tecumseh Engines and Electronic Ignition Modules ( “ Tecumseh Power Company Warranty ” ) are located on the back cover of the MANUFACTURER’S EMISSION CONTROL Operator’s Manual , enclosed with all new Tecumseh Power Company engines . The ECS Warranty applies only to the SYSTEM WARRANTY COVERAGE emission control system of your new engine . To the extent that Emission control systems on 1995 and later model year California there is any conflict in terms between the ECS Warranty and the small off - road engines are warranted for two years as hereinafter Tecumseh Power Company Warranty , the ECS Warranty shall noted . In other states , 1997 and later model year engines are also apply except in any circumstances in which the Tecumseh Power warranted for two years . If , during such warranty period , any Company Warranty may provide a longer warranty period . Both emission - related part on your engine is defective in materials or the ECS Warranty and the Tecumseh Power Company Warranty workmanship , the part will be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh describe important rights and obligations with respect to your new Power Company engine . Warranty service can only be performed by a Tecumseh Power OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES Company Authorized Servicing Dealer . At the time of requesting As the small off - road engine owner , you are responsible for the warranty service , evidence must be presented of the date of sale performance of the required maintenance listed in your to the original purchaser . The purchaser shall pay any charges for Operator’s Manual , but Tecumseh Power Company will not deny making service calls and / or for transporting the products to and warranty solely due to the lack of receipts or for your failure to from the place where the inspection and / or warranty work is provide written evidence of the performance of all scheduled performed . The purchaser shall be responsible for any damage or maintenance . loss incurred in connection with the transportation of any engine or any part ( s ) thereof submitted for inspection and / or warranty As the small off - road engine owner , you should , however , be work . aware that Tecumseh Power Company may deny you warranty coverage if your small off - road engine or a part thereof has failed If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and due to abuse , neglect , improper maintenance or unapproved responsibilities , you should contact Tecumseh Power Company modifications . 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 5 . The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which Emission Control System Warranty ( “ ECS Warranty ” ) for 1995 leads to the determination that a part covered by the ECS and later model year California small off - road engines ( for other Warranty is in fact defective , provided that such diagnostic states , 1997 and later model year engines ) : work is performed at a Tecumseh Authorized Service A . APPLICABILITY : This warranty shall apply to 1995 and later Outlet . model year California small off - road engines ( for other states , 6 . Tecumseh Power Company shall be liable for damages to 1997 and later model year engines ) . The ECS Warranty other original engine components or approved Period shall begin on the date the new engine or equipment is modifications proximately caused by a failure under delivered to its original , end - use purchaser , and shall continue warranty of an emission - related part covered by the ECS for 24 consecutive months thereafter . Warranty . B . GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE : 7 . Throughout the ECS Warranty Period , Tecumseh Power Tecumseh Power Company warrants to the original , end - use Company shall maintain a supply of warranted emission - purchaser of the new engine or equipment and to each related parts sufficient to meet the expected demand for subsequent purchaser that each of its small off - road engines such emission - related parts . is : 8 . Any Tecumseh Power Company authorized and approved 1 . Designed , built and equipped so as to conform with all emission - related replacement part may be used in the applicable regulations adopted by the Air Resources performance of any ECS Warranty maintenance or repair Board pursuant to its authority in Chapters 1 and 2 , Part 5 , and will be provided without charge to the owner . Such Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code , and use shall not reduce Tecumseh Power Company ECS 2 . Free from defects in materials and workmanship which , at Warranty obligations . any time during the ECS Warranty Period , will cause a 9 . Unapproved add - on or modified parts may not be used to warranted emissions - related part to fail to be identical in all modify or repair a Tecumseh Power Company engine . material respects to the part as described in the engine Such use voids this ECS Warranty and shall be sufficient manufacturer’s application for certification . grounds for disallowing an ECS Warranty claim . C . THE ECS WARRANTY ONLY PERTAINS TO EMISSION - Tecumseh Power Company shall not be liable hereunder RELATED PARTS ON YOUR ENGINE AS FOLLOWS : for failures of any warranted parts of a Tecumseh Power Company engine caused by the use of such an 1 . Any warranted , emissions - related parts which are not unapproved add - on or modified part . scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Operator’s Manual shall be warranted for the ECS EMISSION - RELATED PARTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING : Warranty Period . If any such part fails during the ECS Warranty Period , it shall be repaired or replaced by 1 . Carburetor Assembly including internal components : Tecumseh Power Company according to Subsection 4 a ) Carburetor gaskets below . Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS b ) Intake pipe Warranty shall be warranted for any remainder of the ECS Warranty Period . 2 . Air Cleaner Assembly including components : 2 . Any warranted , emissions - related part which is scheduled a ) Air filter element only for regular inspection as specified in the Operator’s Manual shall be warranted for the ECS Warranty Period . A 3 . Ignition System including components : statement in such written instructions to the effect of a ) Spark plug “ repair or replace as necessary ” , shall not reduce the ECS b ) Ignition module Warranty Period . Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of c ) Flywheel assembly the ECS Warranty Period . 4 . Exhaust System including components : 3 . Any warranted , emissions - related part which is scheduled a ) Catalytic muffler ( if so equipped ) for replacement as required maintenance in the Operator’s Manual , shall be warranted for the period of time prior to b ) Muffler gasket ( if so equipped ) the first scheduled replacement point for that part . If the c ) Exhaust manifold ( if so equipped ) part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement , the part shall be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh Power 5 . Crankcase Breather Assembly including components Company according to Subsection 4 below . Any such a ) Breather connection tube emissions - related part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty , shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS 6 . Evaporative Control System including components : Warranty Period prior to the first scheduled replacement a ) Fuel line ( s ) point for such emissions - related part . b ) Fuel filter 4 . Repair or replacement of any warranted , emissions - related part under this ECS Warranty shall be performed c ) Canister ( if so equipped ) at no charge to the owner at a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet . d ) Fuel tank ( if so equipped ) Revised July , 2005 e ) Fuel fill cap ( if so equipped ) 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 ” . 181 - 1032 - 14 Four - Cycle Engine • Horizontal Crankshaft • Air - Cooled Page 21
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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 . ( 4 ) ( 5 ) “ COMMERCIAL USE ” “ CONSUMER USE ” 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 ( 1 ) No Warranty No Warranty ( A ) 90 Day 90 Day ( 1 ) 1 Year 1 Year ( B ) 1 Year 1 Year ( 1 ) ( C ) 2 Years 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year ( 2 ) 1 Year 1 Year ( D ) 2 Years 2 Years ( E ) 2 Years 2 Years 1 Year 1 Year ( 3 ) ( 3 ) 2 ‘ n 10 1 Year 1 Year ( H ) 2 ‘ n 10 ( 3 ) ( 3 ) ( 3 ) 2 ‘ n 10 2 ‘ n 10 1 Year ( K ) 2 ‘ n 10 ( 7 ) 3 Years 3 Years 1 Year 1 Year ( M ) ( 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 . Revised January , 2004 ! 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 181 - 1032 - 14 ( English ) 1 / 01 / 08
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