3-21. FUEL TANK SERVICING
Shut off engine (para. 2-12).
Do not perform fuel system checks, inspection, or maintenance while smoking or near fire, flames, or sparks.
Fuel may ignite, causing damage to vehicle, and injury or death to personnel.
Do not turn fuel cap handle more than necessary to remove or seal fuel cap. Fuel cap chain links may
separate or become damaged.
Turn fuel cap handle (1) on fuel cap (2) counterclockwise and remove fuel cap (2).
To help prevent spills and overflows, pay close attention to the dispensing nozzle while refueling. Do not
exceed a safe refueling rate. If fuel backup and spillage is being experienced, reduce flow rate. Also, when
topping off the tank, a reduced flow rate should be used.
When refueling the vehicle, be careful that the nozzle does not slam into the filler pipe. Damage to the strainer
may occur, allowing dirty fuel to clog up the filters.
Insert the fuel filler nozzle into the filler neck rubber cone, using caution not to puncture the fuel filler
neck strainer. Dispense fuel into fuel tank.