The air cleaner removes dust and dirt from the air going to the engine. If the air cleaner becomes clogged so that it cannot pass air freely, the engine will run too rich. If the air cleaner allows dirt to get into the engine, abnor-mal wear will result
To clean the air cleaner, remove it, and then roll the foam element off the wire form. Rinse the element in a high flash point solver|t to remove all dirt. Squeeze it dry and inspect it for holes and tears. Then soak the element in SAE 30W oil and squeeze it as dry as possible. Install the element, being careful not to tear it. Brush any dirt out of the air cleaner housing and lightly oil the felt lining.