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startup shutdown, maintenance procedures, brake lever, special tools, air cleaner, flywheel,Thank you for purchasing a Honda engine. We want to help you to get the best results from your new engine and to operate it safely. This manual contains information on how to do that; please read it carefully before operating the engine. If a problem should arise, or if you have any questions about your engine, consult an authorized Honda servicing dealer.All information in this publication is based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. American Honda Motor Co.,

Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission.This manual should be considered a permanent part of the engine and should remain with the engine if resold. Review the instructions provided with the equipment powered by this
engine for any additional information regarding engine startup, shutdown, operation, adjustments or any special maintenance instructions.
For your safety, and to maximize the service life of your equipment, it is very important to take a few moments before you operate the engine
to check its condition. Be sure to take care of any problem you find, or have your servicing dealer correct it, before you operate the engine. Before beginning your preoperation checks, be sure the engine is level AIR CLEANER and the flywheel brake lever (A type engines) or the throttle lever(N type non-flywheel brake engines) is in the STOP position.
To help you properly care for your engine, the following pages include a maintenance schedule, routine inspection procedures, and simple
maintenance procedures using basic hand tools. Other service tasks that are more difficult, or require special tools, are best handled by professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic. The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If you operate your engine under severe conditions, such as sustained high-load or high-temperature operation, or use in unusually wet or dusty conditions, consult your servicing dealer for recommendations applicable to your individual needs and use. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any engine repair establishment or individual, using parts that are “certified” to EPA standards.
Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we (cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task.
Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance or repairs. This will eliminate several potential hazards:– Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust. Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the engine. – Burns from hot parts. Let the engine and exhaust system cool before touching. – Injury from moving parts. Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. • Read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools and skills required. • To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Use only a nonflammable solvent, not gasoline, to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from all fuel related parts.
Remember that an authorized Honda servicing dealer knows your engine best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement.'

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