again. If the engine fails to start after four attempts.
an inspection should be made to determine the cause.
CAUTION: To prevent serious damage to the
starter, if the engine does not start, do not press
the starting switch again while the starting
motor is running.
Disengage the clutch, if the unit is so equipped.
Initial Engine Start (Hydrostarter)
Start an engine equipped with a hydrostarter as
Before starting the engine for the first time, perform
Use the priming pump to make sure the fuel filter, fuel
the operations listed under Preparation For Starting
lines and injectors are full of fuel before attempting to
Engine First Time.
start the engine.
Raise the hydrostarter accumulator pressure with the
Before a routine start, see Daily Operations in the
h a n d pump until the gage reads as indicated in
Lubrication and Preventive Maintenance Chart.
If a manual or an automatic shutdown system is
Set the engine controls for starting with the throttle at
incorporated in the unit, the control must be set in the
least half open.
open position before starting the engine. The blower
will be seriously damaged if operated with the air
NOTE: During cold weather, add starting fluid
shut-off valve in the closed position.
at the same time the hydrostarter motor lever is
moved. Do not wait to add the fluid after the
engine is turning over.
NOTE: On engines with dual air shutdown
housings, both air shut-off valves must be in
Push the hydrostarter control lever to simultaneously
the open position before starting the engine.
S t a r t i n g at air temperatures below 40°F (4°C)
requires the use of a cold weather starting aid. See
Cold Weather Starting.
Above 40° F (4° C)
The instructions for the use of a cold weather fluid
40° - 0° F (4° to - 18° C)
starting aid will vary dependent on the type being
used. Reference should be made to these instructions
Below 0° F (- 18° C)
before attempting a cold weather start.
WARNING: Starting fluid used in capsules is
highly inflammable. toxic and possesses anes-
engage the starter pinion with the flywheel ring gear
and to open the control valve. Close the valve as soon
as the engine starts to conserve the accumulator
pressure and to avoid excessive over-running of the
starter drive clutch assembly.
Initial Engine Start (Electric)
Start an engine equipped with an electric starting
motor as follows: Set the speed control lever at part
throttle, then bring it back to the desired no-load
speed. In addition, on mechanical governors, make
sure the stop lever on the governor cover is in the run
position; on hydraulic governors, make sure the stop
Observe the oil pressure gage immediately after
knob is pushed all the way in. Then press the starting
starting the engine. If there is no pressure indicated
motor switch firmly. If the engine fails to start within
within 10 to 15 seconds, stop the engine and check the
30 seconds, release the starting switch and allow the
lubricating oil system. The pressure should not fall
starting motor to cool a few minutes before trying