Fuel lines should be inspected for
kinks, cracks, or anything that would
restrict fuel flow or allow air to enter
the lines. Be sure to check the lines
all the way back to the tank and
remember that there is a strainer
.inside the tank which can become
You will have to remove
the tank if it becomes necessary to
Replace fuel lines (para. 3-26).
Poor starting and excessive smoke after
start-up can be the result of a restticted
fuel supply. This restriction most likely will
be from a plugged fuel filter but can also
be caused by a pinched or kinked fuel line.
After the engine warms up. it generally will
If the restriction gets
worse, top speed and
performance will also be affected.
-. --I FUNGUS
In warm or humid weather, fungi and/or
bacteria in the fuel can cause fuel system
damage by plugging the fuel lines, filter, or
For removal, replacement, and torques,
refer to para. 3-34 or notify DS
Excessive roughness on any of these
pans is an indication of wear. The
pushrod should slide smoothly in the
engine block. If you notice any
roughness on the end of the pushrod,
be sure to check the lobe on the
H the pump or rod is worn, replace
(para. 3-24). If the lobe on the
camshaft is worn, notify DS
Rerun Test Chain
You may have corrected some
problems but there may be others
including the fuel pump.
For removal, replacement and torques,
refer to para. 3-24.