Following some simple maintenance standards will allow the engine to perform more reliably and have a longer life.
Below are some common faults, their probable causes and suggested remedy:
When engine is to remain inoperative for a long period it must be preserved as follows:
- Disconnect the battery and charge it periodically
- Disconnect carburetor and clean it
- Seal with tape the engine inlet and exhaust
The external of the engine must be cleaned. Spray with protective oil the steel parts subject to oxidation.
Keep the engine in a dry ambient.