While uncommon in most vehicles, if priming a carburetor, ALWAYS
- Wear protective gloves, long sleeves, long pants, and eyewear.
- Pour a small amount of fuel or starter liquid into the carburetor air intake with the engine stopped. (Use a small container that holds around 2 oz. or 60 mL - do not use a regular size fuel container.) Replace the air cleaner and lower the hood.
- Do not spill gasoline on hot engine parts.
- Have a fire extinguisher (Class B for flammable liquids) handy in case there is a fire.
- Stand back while the engine is being started to avoid risk of burns. Repeat procedure if necessary.
- Do not try to start a stalled vehicle while pouring the fuel into the carburetor. This action may cause a flashback and ignite the fuel in the container.
Refer to OSH Answers Garages - Tire Precautions for information on changing tires, and Garages - Batteries for information on charging and boosting batteries.