Caution: Do not use excessive amounts of ether.
Excessive amounts of ether will cause unusually
high pressures and detonation.
Caution: Walk around machine. Make certain
that no one is in "danger area" before entering op-
QUICK START COLD WEATHER
1. Set directional shift lever in NEUTRAL.
The "Quick Start" cold weather starting aid is
2 . Turn ignition switch ON; and press starter
controlled by a push button mounted on the left
switch firmly. Very lightly depress accelerator
hand instrument panel. When the button is pushed,
to feed additional fuel. Operate cranking motor
ether is injected into the engine's intake manifold
no more than 30 seconds at a time to avoid over-
to aid in cold weather starting.
Caution: Do not attempt to inject additional
ether by pushing button after engine is running.
Caution: If engine fails to start within the first
This could result in detonation and severe damage
30 seconds, wait two to five minutes before re-
to the engine.
Cold weather, below 50oF. (10oC.) may require
I f engine fails to start after four periods of
use of the "Quick Start" starting aid. With control
cranking, refer to Operation and Maintenance
levers in the NEUTRAL position, proceed as follows:
Manual of engine manufacturer.
1 . Turn ignition switch ON, then push "Quick
3. After engine starts, check oil pressure gauge.
Start" button for one second and release.
If no pressure is indicated within 15 seconds,
shut off engine and determine cause.
2. Wait two seconds and engage starter.
4. Allow engine to reach operating temperature
3. Below 0°F. (-18oC.) repeat steps 1 & 2.
before driving machine.
CAUTION: USE ONLY FOR STARTING.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
(When Colder Than 50°F.)
A. Periodically remove cylinder and oil valve.
(a) Use of Ether without Metering
1. Use care in wiping dirt from valve inlet when
Cummins Diesels are not equipped with cold
removing cylinder to prevent dirt from en-
weather starting aids. However, two men can use
the following procedure as a cold weather starting
2. Check valve gasket for damage and replace
Caution: Ether is highly flammable. Do not use
with preheater or near open flame. Do not breathe
3. With cylinder removed, actuate system to
d i s t r i b u t e lubricant.
1. Pour three tablespoonfuls of ether on a cloth;
B. When replacing empty cylinder, follow steps 1,
hold cloth close to air cleaner intake while sec-
2 & 3 in Instruction A.
ond man cranks the engine.
C. Periodically check all connections for leaks. Al-
2 . As an alternate method, spray ether into air
so check valve mounting bolts and cylinder studs
c l e a n e r intake while second man cranks the
D. Periodically test unit for proper functioning.
3. Ether fumes will be drawn into the air intake
D i s c o n n e c t tube from atomizer and remove
manifold and the cold engine should start with-
atomizer. Reassemble atomizer to tube, then ac-
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