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Starting the Engine
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Place the transmission in neutral.
3. Lock the parking brake.
NOTE: The starter interlock will prevent the engine from starting if the trans-
mission is in gear and the brake is not engaged.
4. Turn the fuel valve on.
5. Sit on the vehicle.
NOTE: Do not use the choke if starting a warm engine. Excessive use of the
choke can cause the spark plug to become wet fouled.
6. If the engine is cold, pull the
choke knob out until it stops.
NOTE: The variable choke is fully
on when the knob is pulled
completely out. The choke
is off when the knob is
pushed completely in. The
choke can be adjusted
gradually, depending on
how much choke is needed
for starting. Be sure the
choke is off during opera-
tion, as excess fuel wash-
ing into the engine oil will
increase wear on engine
7. Move the engine stop switch to RUN.
NOTE: Do not press the throttle while starting the engine.
Engine exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide and can cause loss of
consciousness resulting in severe injury or death. Never run an engine in an