SERVICE/MAINTENANCE 47
• Do not smoke or allow flame or sparks around fuel or battery.
• Keep a tire extinguisher in close reach.
• Always support your vehicle with safety stands If it Is necessary to work underneath the vehicle. The jack supplied with the vehicle is not adequate for this purpose.
• When working underneath the vehicle without safety stands but with the wheels on the ground, make sure the vehicle Is on level ground, that the wheels are locked and that the engine cannot be started. Remove the Ignition key.
• Incomplete or improper servicing may cause problems In the operation of the vehicle. If in doubt about any servicing, have It done by a properly equipped and qualified workshop.
• Improper maintenance during the warranty period may affect your warranty coverage.
• Never run engine in an enclosed area. Carbon monoxide, a lethal gas, is emitted by diesel engines.
FUEL FILTER
Accumulated watershould bedrained regularly. Fuel filter replacement and water drainage intervals are specified in the Maintenance Schedule at the end of this section.
WARNING
• Turn the engine off and let It cool down. Hot components can burn skin on contact and ignite fuel.
• Do not smoke or have anything in the area that can Ignite fuel.
• Handle fuel only In well ventilated areas.
• Disconnect ground strap from battery to prevent sparking.
• Heed warnings on pages 46 and 47.

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To drain water from fuel filter
• Open vent screw on fuel filter flange.
• Loosen drain valve and into a container, drain about half a cup or until drained fuel is pure.
• Tighten drain valve and vent screw.
To replace filter
• Loosen filter, using filterwrench if necessary.
• Spin old filter off.
• Install new filter.

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