CAPACITY The volume, amount, or quantity that can be held or contained.
CARBON MONOXIDE A poisonous gas that is made while a fuel is burning, especially if there is not quite
enough air. The gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, but it can cause illness or death. Seethe warnings on
the Warning page at front of manual.
COMBUSTION A chemical change, especially oxidation, accompanied by the production of heat and light. A
combustion engine functions by burning fuel to produce heat, i.e., energy.
COMPONENT A part or a combination of parts which together accomplish a function.
COMPRESSED AIR Air that is under pressure. When the compressed air in a hose or pipe is allowed to
escape (such as when you use an air gun), the air moves very fast and is used to blow away dirt and chips for
CONDENSATION A liquid formed from a vapor. Moisture carried in warm air will condense when it reaches a
cold area, such as the surface of a fuel tank in subzero weather.
CONTAMINATION To make impure by contact or mixture.
CORROSION A gradual wearing away caused by chemical action. Metals exposed to salt water are likely to
DEBRIS The scattered remains of something broken or destroyed.
DEFECTIVE Faulty; lacking perfection.
DEFICIENT Lacking an essential element; incomplete.
DEGLAZE Remove thin, smooth, glassy coating.
DETERIORATE A worsening of condition usually as a result of age or hostile environment, as opposed to
ENGAGE To interlock or cause to interlock; to attract and hold.
EXHAUST The gases that leave the engine through the tailpipe while the engine is running.
EXPENDABLE An item that is not repairable and is discarded if damaged.
EXPOSURE Being in the presence of something, or in contact with something. Skin is exposed to cleaning
solvent when the solvent contacts the skin during cleaning operations.
EXTINGUISH To put out (a fire or light); to put an end to.
FILTER A device which removes dirt from the air or a fluid.
FLASH POINT The lowest temperature at which the vapors of a solvent will ignite and burn.
FLUID A substance that can flow; that is, either a gas or a liquid.
FOULED Spoiled; dirty; having an offensive order.
FRAYED Something which has been worn away or unraveled, usually by rubbing.