2003-2008 Four Winns Sundowner 205 225 245 285 Boat Owners Manual

C. Pumping Fuel
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Follow engine manufacturer’s recommendations
for types of fuel and oil. Use of improper products
can damage the engine and void the warranty.
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.
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 produced
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 during
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 presence
of alcohol is unknown, you must perform more frequent
inspections for  leaks and abnormalities.   Any sign  of
leakage or deterioration requires your immediate atten-
tion. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s recommenda-
tions on fuel type and octane ratings.
Allow space at the top of the tank for thermal expan-
If fuel cannot  be pumped in at  a reasonable rate,
check for fuel vent blockage or a kink in the line.
B. Preliminary  Guidelines
D. After Fueling
Safely secure your boat to the dock.
Discard rags used in a safe place ashore.
Close all hatches, windows, doors and compartments
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 leakage
or indication of vapors before starting engine.
Do not  run  blower or  operate any  electrical
switch until problem is corrected. Fire or explo-
sion may result.
Use only fuel lubricants recommended by the engine
Sundowner™  Owner’s  Manual
Section T
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Evgeny on Jun 25, 2013.

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