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8.

Clean dirt and chaff from cylinders and fins, blower housing and muffler.

9.

Check oil fill cap and fuel tank cap to make certain they are securely in place.

Vehicle Storage Preparation

1.

Perform separate engine preparations listed previously before storing the vehicle.

2. 3.

Store vehicle in a clean, dry place.

Always set park brake, leave vehicle in gear and remove ignition key when parking the vehicle.

4.

Before working around or on the vehicle, allow it to cool.

5. 6.

Remove all dirt and trash.

Clean and touch up all scrapes per “Section 9: Body Repair” on page 38.

7.

Check thoroughly for any worn or damaged parts that need replacing including decals and order them from your Land Pride Dealer.

8.

Thoroughly lubricate the vehicle according to lubrication instructions.

9.

Block vehicle up to take weight off the tires.

Section 8: Seasonal Storage

Section 8: Seasonal Storage

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4400EX Heavy Duty Off Road Utility Vehicle 720-051M

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! CAUTION

Fuel vapors are flammable and explosive. Do not store a vehicle with fuel in the tank in a building where fumes can reach a spark or an open flames (i.e. plug-in sockets, light switches, light fixtures, power tools, welders, pilot lights and stoves).

Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide. Do not run a vehicle inside a building any longer than what it takes to move it. Serious illness or death may result from prolong exposure to carbon monoxide.

Engine Preparation for Storage

  • 1.

    Take vehicle out of gear, set park brake and run engine outside for 15 minutes minimum. Then shut vehicle off and remove ignition key.

  • 2.

    Drain oil from crankcase while engine is still warm.

  • 3.

    Change oil filter. Refer to page 32.

  • 4.

    Refill with fresh oil of proper viscosity. Refer to page 31.

  • 5.

    Replace fuel filter if needed. Refer to page 26.

  • 6.

    Prepare fuel system as follows: Short term storage (90 days or less):

    • a.

      Siphon most of the fuel from the tank.

    • b.

      Add fuel stabilizer to the tank per manufacturers

recommendation.

IMPORTANT: Do not use fuel additives containing methanol or ethanol.

  • c.

    Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel to prevent water condensation build-up.

  • d.

    Run engine to circulate fresh fuel throughout engine components.

Long term storage (over 90 days):

  • a.

    Siphon most of the fuel from the tank.

  • b.

    Run engine until it stops from lack of fuel.

NOTE: Gasoline evaporates if left in carburetor for long periods, forming gum and varnish deposits in the carburetor. These deposits will cause engine flooding and loss of power.

    • c.

      Remove spark plugs and pour a tablespoon of engine oil into each spark plug hole. Install plugs, but do not reconnect plug leads.

    • d.

      Crank engine with starter at least a dozen revolutions to distribute oil over cylinder walls and valve mechanism.

  • 7.

    Clean exterior surface of engine. Spread a light film of oil over any exposed metal surfaces of engine that are subject to corrosion.

NOTE: Do not deflate tires.

  • 10.

    Clean battery and battery post. Check battery electrolyte level. Protect battery from freezing temperatures. Occasionally recharging battery during storage will extend battery life.

  • 11.

    Secure a waterproof cover over the vehicle if stored outside.

Vehicle Removal From Storage Preparation

  • 1.

    Remove waterproof cover if used.

  • 2.

    Clean vehicle, removing trash and dirt accumulation.

  • 3.

    Install all safety shields and review safety precautions listed in this manual.

  • 4.

    Reconnect spark plug leads to spark plugs.

  • 5.

    Check engine oil level.

  • 6.

    Check transmission oil level. If 4-wheel drive, check 4- wheel transfer case and front differential transmission oil level.

  • 7.

    Charge battery.

  • 8.

    Fill fuel tank with fresh gasoline.

  • 9.

    Run vehicle at half speed for 5 minutes, checking operation of steering control levers.

  • 10.

    Stop engine and check for oil leaks, loose fittings and overall condition of the vehicle.

  • 11.

    Tighten any bolts that may have loosened.

  • 12.

    Check and inflate tires to correct air pressure.

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