b. Use winter grade gasoline in fuel mixture for
e. Operate the generator set at least a few inches
above ground level to reduce intake of dirt and dust.
c. Start engine as described in paragraph' 2-11.
Note. More than 5 pulls may be required to secure
2-17. Operation Under Rainy or Humid Conditions
a. Where the generator set is not in operation,
d. Use extra care to insure that the engine reaches
keep it in the carrying case.
operating temperature before applying the load.
b. Keep fuel tank full at all times to prevent
2-15. Operation in Extreme Heat
a. Check the cooling fins on the cylinder frequently
2-18. Operation in Salt Water Areas
to be sure they are clean and not damaged.
a. Avoid contact with salt water as corrosion can
b. If possible, provide shade to protect the unit
occur. If the generator set comes in contact with salt
from direct rays of the sun.
water, wash with fresh water. Dry thoroughly with
compressed air, or moderate neat and ventilation.
2-16. Operation in Dusty or Sandy Areas
b. Paint exposed metallic surfaces if paint has
a. Shield the unit from dust. Take advantage of
been removed. Coat exposed ferrous metal surfaces
with standard issue rust proofing material if available, or
natural barriers which offer protection from blowing sand
cover parts with a light film of grease.
b. Strain the fuel-oil mixture before adding it to the
2-19. Operation at High Altitudes
fuel tank. Make sure the mixing container is clean.
a. Engine power output will decrease at a rate of 3
c. Check air cleaner frequently.
1/2 percent for each 1000-foot increase in elevation
necessary. In extremely dusty conditions such as
above sea level. The generator output will decrease
encountered on a sandy beach or desert, use two air
accordingly as engine output decreases.
cleaner elements, one on top of the other.
b. Maintain maximum performance by following all
d. Clean the generator set frequently. Wipe with a
service instructions carefully. Be sure the air cleaner
cloth dampened with an approved cleaning solvent.
element is not clogged.
c. The carburetor may require readjustment for
high altitude operation.