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2. When lifting an engine, make sure the lifting device is fastened securely. Be sure the item to be lifted does not
exceed the capacity of the lifting device.
Always use caution when using power tools.
4. When using compressed air to clean a component, such as flushing a radiator or cleaning an air cleaner element,
use a safe amount of air. Recommendations regarding the use of air are indicated throughout the manual. Too much air
can rupture or in some other way damage a component and create a hazardous situation that can lead to personal injury.
5. Avoid the use of carbon tetrachloride as a cleaning agent because of the harmful vapors that it releases. Use
perchlorethylene or trichlorethylene. However, while less toxic than other chlorinated solvents, use these cleaning agents
with caution. Be sure the work area is adequately ventilated and use protective gloves, goggles or face shield, and apron.
Exercise caution against burns when using oxalic acid to clean the cooling passages of the engine.
6. Use caution when welding on or near the fuel tank. Possible explosion could result if heat build-up inside the tank is
7. Avoid excessive injection of ether into the engine during start attempts. Follow the instructions on the container or
by the manufacturer of the starting aid.
8. When working on an engine that is running, accidental contact with the hot exhaust manifold can cause severe
burns. Remain alert to the location of the rotating fan, pulleys and belts. Avoid making contact across the two terminals
of a battery which can result in severe arcing.