2002-2008 Four Winns Vista 378 Boat Owners Manual

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C. Pumping Fuel
all engines and other devices that could cause
sparks, including the bilge blower. Do not use
electrical switches  or accessories. Shut  OFF
all stoves that may produce a spark or  flame.
Close all openings  into the cabin  area of the
Follow engine manufacturer’s recommendations
for types of  fuel and oil. Use  of improper prod-
ucts can damage the  engine and void the war-
1.  Be sure to fuel in a well-lit area  gasoline spills are
unnoticeable under poor lighting or in the dark.
Remove the gas fill cover.
A.   Recommendations
Insert the fuel supply  nozzle, keeping it in contact
with the  fuel fill  plate to guard  against static  pro-
duced sparks.
When fueling or having your boat fueled by an
attendant, be sure the waste pump-out or fresh
water fitting is not mistaken for the gas fill.
Stand away from the fuel tank vent and gas fill dur-
ing fueling. Splashback may  occur and can be an
eye irritant and/or a fire hazard.
Although alcohol boosts the octane level of gasoline, it
also attacks the rubber fuel distribution lines and even
metal fuel system components. Alcohol will permeate
most fuel  hoses and other components  such as fuel
pump, gaskets and  seals, and can also contribute  to
fuel system contamination.
Avoid spillage.  Wipe up  any excess fuel  immedi-
After pumping approximately 10 gallons of fuel into
the fuel tank, inspect the engine and fuel tank area
for any signs of leakage. If no leaks or other prob-
lems are detected, resume fueling.
The hoses we use in our boats are alcohol-resistant as
are the materials used by the engine manufacturers. If
only fuel containing  alcohol is available,  or the pres-
ence of alcohol  is unknown, you  must perform more
frequent inspections for leaks and abnormalities. Any
sign of leakage or deterioration requires your immedi-
ate attention. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s rec-
ommendations on fuel type and octane ratings.
Allow space at  the top of the  tank for thermal  ex-
If fuel cannot  be pumped in at  a reasonable rate,
check for fuel vent blockage or a kink in the line.
D. After Fueling
B. Preliminary Guidelines
Replace  the gas  fill cover  and  wipe up  any fuel
spilled. Discard rags used in a safe place ashore.
Safely secure your boat to the dock.
Close all  hatches,  windows, doors  and compart-
ments to prevent accumulation of fuel vapors.
Open the engine compartment and all hatches, win-
dows,  doors and  other  compartments  that were
closed during  fueling. Inspect these areas  for the
odor of fuel vapors and visible fuel leakage.
Ensure that a fire extinguisher is readily available.
Do not store fuel  in areas that are not  adequately
Investigate and correct  any sign of fuel  leak-
age or indication of vapors before starting en-
gine. Do not run blower or operate any electri-
cal switch  until problem  is corrected. Fire  or
explosion may result.
Use only fuel  lubricants recommended by the  en-
gine manufacturer.
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
Section S
Page 2
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shaun on Jul 07, 2014. s

great very informative. should not have to fill this out for a manule though

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