Kerosene is safer and more reliable than gasoline for heating the engine tube
combustion chamber with the preheater. Use gasoline only if kerosene is not
available. Dip the wick of the preheater into the kerosene.
Step 14. Stand to the side of the engine combustion chamber.
Step 15. Ignite the wick of preheater and place into combustion chamber for about two minutes. Be
sure that the preheater is burning before placing it into the chamber.
Step 16. Stand to the side of the combustion chamber and gently pump the magneto air pump handle to
keep the preheater burning in the chamber. When the preheater stops burning, remove the preheater
from the chamber.
Step 17. Reinstall the engine head assembly.
Step 18. Squeeze the hose clamp prongs and slide the fuel tube onto the metering jet.
Step 19. Screw the air hose onto the flowjector.
Step 20. Open the float bowl toggle valve and continue normal starting procedures.
Step 21. If the engine still fails to start, troubleshoot.
Fording and Swimming
A smoke generator must be carried or transported by vehicles across water. If the smoke generator
gets wet, drain and dry it as soon as possible by performing the following steps:
Step 1. Remove the smoke generator from the transporter and drain water from the engine as follows:
a. Pull two pins and push in two handles at the smoke discharge nozzle end of the smoke
generator. Lock the handles in place with pins.
b. Raise the front cover end of the smoke generator and drain water from the engine.
c. Tilt the smoke generator from side to side until water no longer runs from the smoke
Step 2. Pull the two pins and push in the two handles at the front cover end of the smoke generator.
Lock the handles in place with the pins.