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PRO4 Questions and Answers
 
 
What is the first thing to do when you purchase a PRO4?
What is the procedure for filling the PRO4 with engine oil?
What is the procedure for checking engine oil of the PRO4?
How often should the engine oil be changed in the PRO4?
There is oil leaking from my PRO4?
What grease is used in the transmission of the PRO4?
What spark plug should I use on my PRO4?
The switch on my PRO4 won't stay in the off position.
How do I maintain my PRO4?
At what temperature will my PRO4 freeze up?
Why do I smell propane coming from the unit when I am not using it?
How tight do I need the clamp holding the propane tank?
Where do I purchase the propane tank?
Is propane dangerous to the environment?
How should I transport and store the PRO4?
What is the extra part in my tool bag? An elbow tube?
My PRO4 won't start?
Where do I take my PRO4 if warranty work is needed?
How many holes can I drill on a tank of propane?
Can My auger is turning while no throttle is applied?

Where can I purchase a PRO4 Ice Drill?

What is the first thing to do when you purchase a PRO4?
Take the supplied DVD out of the shipping box and take 10 minutes and watch it. It will answer a lot, if not, all of your questions.
 
 
What is the procedure for filling the PRO4 with engine oil?
First, make sure residual oil from the factory testing has been removed by removing the oil fill plug, holding the unit over a drain pan and turning the unit so that this opening is on the bottom. Once drained, fill with ONLY 6 ounces of approved fully synthetic 0W40 oil, Jiffy Part Number 4288. Check fill level per procedure. Overfilling will cause engine to smoke, oil leakage, may damage engine, and will void the warranty.
 
What is the procedure for checking engine oil of the PRO4?
With the auger attached, lay unit down with the spark plug on the top, or with no auger attached, hold unit so that the spark plug is on the top, use the dipstick to check the oil level, or the oil should be touching the threads of the plug opening.
 
How often should the engine oil be changed in the PRO4?
Change the engine oil a minimum of once every season. The oil will not appear dirty for propane burns clean and does not cause the oil to turn black in color. Propane will give the engine oil a milky look as it ages, this is moisture, this in normal. Change the oil as often as needed to remove excess moisture.
 
There is oil leaking from my PRO4?
Check for proper oil level. The PRO4 engine is similar to a 4-Stroke lawnmower engine, which will leak oil if tipped upside-down. Store and transport the unit with the recoil or the spark plug in the up position. This will prevent oil from migrating from the crankcase through the vent hose into the carburetor. Should this accidentally occur, run the engine outdoors, exhaust will smoke until the oil has been cleared from the carburetor.
 
What grease is used in the transmission of the PRO4?
Synthetic cold weather, all purpose grease with PTFE.
 
 What spark plug should I use on my PRO4?
Jiffy's part number 4290. This is a hot plug for cold weather starting. Other plugs that can be used: AutoLite #4194, Torch #A5RTC, NGK #CR5HSA or NGK #CR4HSB.
 
The switch on my PRO4 won't stay in the off position.
Jiffy uses a positive on switch. This type of switch is used as a "kill" switch. Hold the switch in the off position until the engine has completely stopped. CAUTION: to prevent accidental starts, disconnect the propane tank.
 
How do I maintain my PRO4?
The characteristics of a propane engine are very similar to a 4-Stroke gasoline engine, like that used on a lawnmower. Oil must be maintained in the engine's crankcase. It has a carburetor, a spark plug, and a fuel source. All these must be serviced periodically, just like a lawnmower. See your owner's manual.
 
At what temperature will my PRO4 freeze up?
Jiffy designed a high pressure fuel delivery system exclusively for cold weather applications. The factory testing facility tests all drills down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Per the National Institute of Standards and Technology, propane will remain in a usable state down to -44 degrees Fahrenheit.
 
Why do I smell propane coming from the unit when I am not using it?
When not in use, remove the propane tank and run the engine until residual gas has been used. The seal located in the propane tank may loose its dexterity due to age and compression, causing a chance of gas leakage. Attach a new propane tank when you are ready to drill holes. Check the fittings from the tank to the carburetor.
 
How tight do I need the clamp holding the propane tank?
With your fingers, snug the clamp just enough to hold the tank in place. Do not use tools.
 
Where do I purchase a propane tank?
Jiffy uses a standard size propane tank available at most outlet, convenience, hardware, or department stores.
 
Is propane dangerous to the environment?
Propane is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels Propane is an approved, clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show that propane-fueled vehicles produce 30 percent to 90 percent less carbon monoxide and about 50 percent fewer toxins and other smog-producing emissions than gasoline engines. Propane also is nontoxic, so it's not harmful to soil or water. *http://www.usepropane.com/what-is-propane-basics/
 
How should I transport and store the PRO4?
Remove the propane tank and run the engine until residual gas has been used. The valving in the fuel system will retain a small amount of gas and the drill could be accidentally started. Running the engine once the propane tank has been disconnected will prevent an accidental start Store and transport the unit with the recoil or the spark plug in the up position. This will prevent oil from migrating from the crankcase through the vent hose into the carburetor. Should this accidentally occur, run the engine outside, exhaust will smoke until the oil has been cleared from the carburetor. Check the engine for proper oil level. To prevent damage or contamination, reinstall the vinyl cap that comes on the fitting, which attaches to the propane tank.
 
What is the extra part in my tool bag? An elbow tube?
For the intial shipments to retail outlets, Jiffy has included an optional exhaust deflector. This can be installed using a thin screwdriver through the fins of the muffler shroud without removing the shroud.
 
My PRO4 won't start?
Do not return your PRO4 to the retailer. Jiffy has the starting procedure on a DVD included with your PRO4. This procedure can also be found online at www.jiffyonice.com. Hold the throttle at about 1/2-3/4. Pull the recoil approximately 1 to 3 times, using short pulls like a chain saw. Slowly increase the throttle as the engine warms up until full operating speed has been reached, then return to idle. This should take less than a minute. See your Owner's Manual.
 
Where do I take my PRO4 if warranty work is needed?
Do not return your PRO4 to the retailer. All warranty service is handled by Feldmann Engineering & Mfg Co. Inc. (Jiffy). Call the Jiffy Customer Service number at 1-800-344-0712 for a Return Authorization Number and instructions. Have your Jiffy Serial Number available when you call. See your Owner's Manual
 
How many holes can I drill with a tank of propane?
Run time for each tank of propane under load is approximately 45 to 60 minutes on the equivalent of 3/4 of a tank of gasoline in a 2-Cycle engine. Average conditions should allow about 100 to 150 holes through 24 inches of ice.
 
My auger is turning while no throttle is applied?
Idle is set for cold weather applications. This may exceed the clutch engagement speed if started in a warm environment. Test the unit in cold temperatures before contacting Jiffy Customer Service at 1-800-344-0712 for instructions. Have your Jiffy Serial Number available if you do need to call.
 
Where can I purchase a PRO4 Ice Drill?
Jiffy PRO4, Propane Powered Ice Drills are only available through our authorized U.S. retail outlets. See www.jiffyonice.com for a listing. Currently unavailable outside the U.S. or online.