How do I start my snowblower engine?
The general procedure for starting most four-cycle engines is:
> Make sure the engine has clean, fresh fuel.
> Make sure there is adequate oil in the crankcase by checking the dipstick.
>Turn the fuel valve to the "on" position, if equipped.
> Install the ignition key or turn the ignition key to the ON position, if equipped.
> Turn the ON/OFF switch to the ON position, if equipped.
> Set the choke to the ON position, if equipped.
> Push the primer bulb two or three times, if equipped.
> Pull the rope or use electric starter (if equipped)
Note: Please keep in mind, snow engines can easily flood if in warmer climate than freezing point. In this case, less priming would help to prevent flooding.
When the engine starts, turn the choke to a middle position and let the machine warm up for a few minutes, then turn the choke completely off. If using a 120V electric start, unplug the extension cord.
Remember, these are only general instructions. Refer to the engine manual for your specific engine for the best information on starting your snow thrower.
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OTTAWA — Friday isn’t expected to be Ottawa’s coldest December day — but it could be one of the stormiest.
A snowfall warning for Ottawa was updated to a winter storm warning by Environment Canada Thursday afternoon.
“We haven’t seen a storm like this for a while, so some people may have forgotten what a real storm looks like,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell.
He said Ottawa hasn’t experienced a similar storm in over a year.
Twenty to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall between early morning and late Friday evening, with winds of 40-60 km/h that may cause blowing snow and low to no visibility. A high of 0 and low of -3 are expected.
“Morning’s rush hour will be extremely treacherous,” said Kimbell, urging people to avoid driving if possible. “It will be very messy with about 10-15 cm already fallen by the time people wake up.”
The heaviest snow will fall overnight, but snow will continue through the day and may be mixed with rain late Friday afternoon as temperatures creep above zero, said Kimbell,
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