Starting the Engine
Engines Not Equipped With Glow Plug Starting Aid
If the temperature is below 160C (600F), a start ing aid
may be necessary and/or crankcase oil may need to be
heated. Jacket water heaters are often used to assist
starting in cold temperatures.
2. Move the throttle to half engine speed.
3. Turn the starter switch to START. If starting fluid is
necessary, spray it sparingly into the air cleaner inlet
while the engine is cranking. (If the engine fails to start
within 30 seconds, release the starter switch, and wait 2
minutes to allow the starter motor to cool before using it
4. As soon as the engine starts, allow the engine to idle
for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the water tem perature gauge
has begun to rise.
1. Open and close the bleed valve on the bottom of the
air tank to drain condensation and oil carryover.
2. Check the air supply pressure. The air starter must
have 7kg/cm2 (100 psi) to operate properly.
3. Check the oil level in the oiler jar. Keep jar at least
half full. Add oil if necessary. See the Refill Capacities
Chart for the proper oil to use.
1. Place the transmission in NEUTRAL, or for generator
sets open the main electrical circuit breaker.
5. Do not apply load to the engine or increase engine
speed until the oil pressure gauge indi cates normal. (Oil
pressure should raise within 15 seconds after the engine
starts.) If oil pressure does not register within 15
seconds, stop the engine immediately to prevent
6. Operate the engine at low load until all sys tems reach
operating temperatures. Check all gauges during the
4. Pull the air valve upward or push the button to crank
the engine. As soon as the engine starts, re lease the
valve, or button.