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|The purpose of this recommended practice for installation,
maintenance, and operation of internal-combustion engines is
a. To present information of a general nature pertaining to
their installation and to emphasize installation recommendations
for specific types of service, observation of which is often
b. To present maintenance check-off lists for daily, weekly, and
monthly maintenance of such engines.
c. To present trouble-shooting recommendations with which the
causes of most common engine troubles can be determined. This
publication does not purport to be a detailed instruction manual;
and, in cases where additional information is required on a
particular piece of equipment, the manufacturer should be
To present (see Appendix A) recommendations for minimizing
potential fires andor explosions.
The information presented under installation and maintenance has
been classified as:
a. Applicable generally to all types of internal-combustion
engines in all types of service.
b. Particularly applicable to engines in drilling or
semi-portable plant service.
Particularly applicable to engines in oil-well pumping,
oil-pump, or similar service where the engines may or may not be
under daily observation. Both multiple-cylinder and single- or
two-cylinder engines are considered in the latter category.
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